DUBROVNIK & THE DALMATIAN COAST
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The different boat journeys were fantastic, especially the voyage to Mljet. Lunch at Ston was delicious. The trip to Mostar was fascinating and moving. The real impact of the recent war was visible. Seeing once-luxurious modern farmhouses lying deserted and ruined, raised inevitable questions about the fate of their owners. Looking down on Dubrovnik from the hills. I also loved a fabulous fish meal by the sea near the Dubrovnik hotel watching the sun set - my friend and I decided to stay around Lapad one evening.
What did you think of your group leader?
Krsto Lukic was a great guide who managed to maintain apparent objectivity about the troubled history of the region. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The journey to Mostar gave him particular scope to introduce us to the complicated tensions which had never meant much to me before.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We were rather unimpressed by the Hotel Sumratin but realise that Dubrovnik is more expensive than other towns.