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August 20, 2002

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Spent another day in Dubrovnik, swimming in clear blue waters along the castle and coast.
Pebbly beaches are the closest thing to sand you can find in Dalmatia. Most 'beaches' are rock outcroppings.
Built in the 13th century, the walls that surround Dubrovnik's old town provide a unbroken promenade with commanding views. At sections the walls reach over 75 feet high.
War came here too in Oct 91 - May 92 when the Yugoslavian federal army shelled Croat separatists in Dubrovnik. The most obvious reminders of this conflict are bright, new, red tile roofs. The old roofs have a honey-colored tile that is no longer used.
Founded in 700 AD, Dubrovnik, called Ragusa until 1918, was the Adriatic's most dominant city-state after Venice.