A picnic in Dubrovnik, well, Lokrum

Old town Dubrovnik was such a visually stunning town. Easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. And it got even nicer as evening fell and the tour buses began to leave. (I’ve never seen an episode of Game of Thrones in my life but the hordes of tourists in Dubrovnik certainly have and every tour guide we overheard seemed to be talking about it.)

While we were there we picked up our picnic that we had arranged ahead of time with Alexandra at Piknik Dubrovnik. It was full of delicious, carefully packed, local food and wine that provided the perfect repast when we took the ferry out to the island of Lokrum.

Alexandra, the proprietor of Piknik Dubrovnik said her printer was on the fritz so she drew us a map of Lokrum by hand.
This is actually the “after” picture. The blanket and table cloth were much more neatly rolled when we picked up the backpack from Alexandra.
Happily we found a log bench that worked really well as a table. Nice view and wonderful ocean breezes.
Among other things, our picnic included Croatian charcuterie that was really delicious and different than what I am used to, it had a definite Croatian flair.
There wasn’t one thing that wasn’t delicious, but that little container of stone fruit with mint you can barely see in the lower right corner was just what the doctor ordered. Taste of summer.
The strawberries were red all the way through. So much more flavorful than the sad things we are used to eating normally.
We finished just in time for a torrential downpour. Thankfully we stayed dry in the cloister of the ruined monastery on the island. And best part is the sun came out again so we could spend some time swimming before taking the ferry back to the mainland.

And more pictures of the old town. Couldn’t get enough of it.

5 thoughts on “A picnic in Dubrovnik, well, Lokrum

  1. Mary Arth July 20, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    We were in Dubrovnik A year and a half ago. One of my favorite cities!! Wonderful pics!

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  2. Claire (The Captive Reader) July 20, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Dubrovnik is lovely but the fact that everything about the city within the walls is dedicated to tourists made it difficult for me to really love. Lokrum, on the other hand, is perfection. I swam every day I was in Croatia and the beautiful sheltered swimming area on Lokrum near where the boat docks was one of my very favourite places (after Krka National Park). But I certainly didn’t have a beautiful picnic when I went. What a good idea!

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  3. Liz Dexter July 21, 2018 / 8:02 am

    I agree with Claire. We were there in 2002 and they were keen to share bullet holes and stories of war which made it very uncomfortable, then there was the massive tourism focus, too. We actually formulated our “never eat at a place where you’re looking at the menu and someone rushes out and ushers you in” rule there! We ended up going to the aquarium to escape it all, which was really good. Liked Hvar a lot more. But your picnic looks amazing, what a wonderful service!

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  4. Nadia July 23, 2018 / 8:10 am

    I am loving these posts and pictures- so glad you are sharing about this wonderful trip you took :) And that picnic – YUMMY!!

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