Day 5 (Apr 19, 2019–Fri) Dubrovnik

My last day had two quests: (1) understand and feel the Croatian War of Independence and (2) do side-by-side wine tasting of the ancient Zinfandel (Krljanek) and their modern offspring Plavec Mali—success! The photojournalist exhibit on the wars that led to the Yugoslavian disintegration was marvelous and the wine tasting was a real treat, something not possible in the States—we’ll see! Here are a few pics of the day.

The before and after shot from the square just 50 yards from my hostel impressed me, but also some of the other war torn scenes.

And then there’s the coup of side-by-side old and new Zinfandel grapes—what a treat. This wine bar was the real treat


  1. Marjie — 04-19-2019 at 9:49 pm

    How fun! What Zin did you prefer? Love the shots of the city.

    Xoxoxo Marjie & Mark

    • kurt — 04-20-2019 at 9:06 am

      I preferred the Crljanek because it was bolder and had a longer aftertaste, also with great tannins. She just opened a new bottle for me and it took a while for the wine to open up. XO

  2. Mark — 04-25-2019 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Kurt: that cute wine bar reminded me of one day in Korcula that I made a wine bar sign (like the one in your picture) in exchange for free wine for an hour (for Marjie and me). Nice bargain.

  3. Joyce Summers — 04-28-2019 at 7:06 pm

    What a contrast of last day quests! Glad you were successful in accomplishing them. Both memorable moments in different ways.