Croatia

Half-Dead In Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is an old walled city that today is the busiest ghost town in the world. Less than a thousand people live here (down from almost 44,000 in 2001), but if you spit in any direction while walking its smooth, white marbled streets, you’ll hit a dozen tourists. Don’t do this.We celebrated Griffin’s birthday on the rocky island of Lokrum, located across a wide crystalline avenue of water from Dubrovnik that is traveled by cruise ships, yachts and water taxis.Here, daring tourists jump into the Adriatic from high cliffs and the crazy ones dive or flip. Griff acted more sixteen than newly six, leaping from the highest point possible, as comfortable in the water as a dolphin.The day after this epic beach birthday, I got sick. Although I’m pretty sure it was not the plague, if it had been the Middle Ages, I would have been escorted to Dubrovnik’s long, red roofed quarantine…Read more…