Dubrovnik Travel Guide
Beyonce and Jay-Z have done it, so have Mickey Rourke and U2. It seems like everyone's vacationing in Croatia these days and why shouldn't they? Celebs are finally figuring out what in-the-know tourists have experienced for years; Croatia offers everything other European countries on the Mediterranean do, like gorgeous beaches, sailing, great food and first-class restaurants, but at a cheaper price.
Last summer, the rich and famous were flocking to Croatia for some fun in the sun. U2's bassist, Adam Clayton, took a much needed vacation in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik where he ate dinner at Nautika and drove around in a Mercedes before heading back to his luxury yacht. Jay-Z and Beyonce also stayed in a yacht outside of Dubrovnik but they had a slightly less tranquil time last summer after the paparazzi got a little too close, causing an altercation with one of their bodyguards. In August, Mickey Rourke didn't seem to mind the paps snapping pics of him while he when for a swim with a mystery "friend".
Seems that ex-Lonely Planet editor Don George has a bit more time to write now that he's not planning global guidebook strategies (or whatever happens up in the high echelons of LP). In the most recent edition of RECCE he has a good piece about a visit to Dubrovnik, one of our favorite spots along the Croatian coast--even if it is a little overrun with tourists.
George happily reports that the atmosphere has improved to no end as the war recedes further into the past--his first visit to Dubrovnik was seven years ago, and he can see clear changes like people are smiling more.
Nice to know, and some might also be attracted by his references to some of the beautiful women who walked past his café table. Apparently they had impossibly long legs and impossibly short skirts. In the same breath he mentions delicious ice cream, which is of course more like what we're looking for. Whichever you choose, it sounds like Dubrovnik is a happening--and a happy--place.