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Founded in the 7th century, the city of Dubrovnik has suffered both natural disasters and the pains of war over scores of centuries. However, against each adversity the city has managed to restore and rebuilt itself, while preserving its charm and beauty. The myriad of cobbled streets, interwoven around the romantic centre of Dubrovnik, serve as perfect extensions from the fortress and the walls to go on a full exploration of the city. A dedicated Game of Thrones-tour will take you to all the places that are used in the series, and during the summer season this walk is available from 11am until late afternoon. If you just want to explore the city at your own leisure then there’s something new to discover literally around every corner. Start your journey at the forts by the coast, where Fort Lovrijenac stands like a colossus, greeting visitors arriving from the sea. Walk down the wide Stradun-street and visit the pharmacy of the Franciscan Monastery, which is the world’s third-oldest working pharmacy –and definitely looks the part as well. Hang out by Big Onofrio’s Fountain next to the truly marvellous Pile Gate, and don’t forget to explore the interior of Rector’s Palace. The city is a delightful labyrinth of bygone days and if you feel like you’re losing your sense of direction after hours of wandering, then either retire to Banja Beach for a bit of sun-lounging, or head to the cable-car system. Carrying you up the steep sides of Mount Srd, you’ll be met with a panoramic view of the old city and the surrounding area. During the months of summer the cable-car service stays open until midnight, and you can watch the sun set on the horizon of the Adriatic Sea, while the streetlights below bathe the city in a golden glow.
Each region in Spain is fiercely proud of its local identity and culture and regardless of where you find yourself in this vast and fascinating country, you’ll quickly discover that one of the cornerstones in every regional self-image is the local food. We’ve collected (and sampled) the five following dishes, yet these are just a few examples of the great variety of dishes you’ll find in Spain.
Spending an extended weekend in Iceland means making sure you pack in all the things worth seeing and doing here. Don't fret, though, we've kindly compiled a useful list that you are free to follow to make sure you get the full experience of this wonderful Viking island.
Whether you are staying on the mainland, or even on one of the many islands themselves, you can easily travel to and between some of the more remote islands that will give you a glimpse of a more serene part of the Mediterranean, away from the tourists and the developed seafronts.