Dubrovnik is my favourite because of how romantic and utterly gorgeous it is. I had dinner at an absolutely amazing seafood restaurant right on the water. On the lovely walk back to the boat I stopped to watch a jazz duo playing by the fountain. People started dancing in the streets to it; gathering around, bopping along, smiling, laughing, eating gelato . . .
Right upon entering the main square of Dubrovnik is Onofrio’s Fountain. From it flows pristine clean water that you’re able to drink from or fill up your water bottle with. This was an absolute breath of fresh air since I had been so accustomed to buying bottled water throughout the rest of Europe to avoid possible contaminants. I sat at the fountain every evening to watch my surroundings: couples holding hands, musicians gallivanting about, stars sparkling in the navy blue sky, and torches burning bright on the tall city walls.
There’s a gelato shop right by Onofrio’s Fountain that gave discounted ice cream every time I went in. My mom gave me a key necklace for graduation, and each time I went in the guy at the counter referred to me as “the girl with the key!” Also right by the fountain is a gargoyle protruding out of the wall. The legend is that a long time ago, a man stood on the gargoyle with his shirt off and then fell in love with the next woman who walked by. The gargoyle has since eroded a lot so there isn’t much room left at all to balance on it, but there are many people that still try and manage to get their shirt off, too.