300th Blog Post honoring Croatia’s Semi-Final appearance in FIFA World Cup

300th Blog Post honoring Croatia’s Semi-Final appearance in FIFA World Cup

With my 300th blog post, I thought I’d show some photos from FIFA World Cup semi finalist Croatia that were taken when I visited 3 Croatian cities during a Mediterranean cruise. Croatia will face England on July 11th, in  Luzhniki Stadium Moscow at 9 pm local time. 

Clouds fill the sky during sunset in Dubrovnik Croatia

Your summer time visit to Church of St Blaise in the old town of Dubrovnik will be much more enjoyable in the late afternoon hours that avoids the mid day heat and the massive crush of tourists.

View of the Old Town portion of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The historic Old Town of Dubrovnik, encircled with massive stone walls that were completed in the 16th century.

The Castle wall defends the mythical city of King's Landing - Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Castle walls defend the entrance to King’s Landing which only exists on the HBO show Game of Thrones.

The old town of Dubrovnik Croatia features red roofs on most of the homes

Red roofs seem to be all the rage for the homes inside of the Old Town.

The secret bar just outside the city is a great location to view sunsets - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lights illuminate the castle wall at night - Dubrovnik, Croatia

King’s Landing beach – Dubrovnik, Croatia.

If you have a nice port, you had to defend it from invaders. This canon was there to defend Korcula, Croatia

If you have a nice port city, you had to defend your nice port from the fine folks who wanted to take over your port – Korcula, Croatia

The bell tower is the most visible feature of Split, Croatia

The bell tower of Cathedral of Saint Domnius is the most prominent feature of Split, Croatia.

Cathedral of Saint Domnius interior - Split, Croatia

The interior dome of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius – Split Croatia.

The metal staircase leads you to the top of the Bell tower -Split, Croatia

You can climb the staircase to the top of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius bell tower. It just took more faith than I had to trust the maintenance of the rusting steel stairs.

July 15th Update

Croatia did defeat England in the semi-final match 2 – 1 in extra time to advance to the World Cup final. In the July 15th, 2018 World Cup final Croatia faced France and lost 4 to 2 in full time.