19.06.2010 - 19.06.2010 30 °C
Lindsay and I couldn't rouse Austin and Justin from their sleep so we ate breakfast as a duo. The spread at the hotel is pretty decent. Definitely better than what I was expecting based upon some of the reviews that I had read. Then again, some people are just sour and cannot be pleased. That said – the coffee sucks. But, what could I expect?
Following breakfast, we set out on a long walk with the goal being the discovery of a supermarket. People kept telling us “it's only 100 meters” or “it's a 10-minute walk” but the reality is that we walked a couple miles and it took 45-minutes. However, had we known where we were going, the walk would have taken 10-minutes... Regardless, it was nice to explore the area and figure out where to buy groceries.
Originally, we had planned to try and visit Lopud Island, but due to the excessive wandering in search of the supermarket and a general lack of motivation to move quickly, we missed the chance to catch a ferry. Instead, the four of us took a bus in to Dubrovnik and walked through the city. It's still as beautiful as ever. I snapped a couple photos from different vantage points than I have done before, but in general I've already taken most of the typical shots of Dubrovnik. I took the opportunity to see the city more from my own eyes rather than with the goal of grabbing photos.
I was pleased (though pleased is perhaps not the correct word) to have a chance to revisit War Photo Limited. War Photo Limited is one of the premier conflict-journalism/war photography galleries on the planet. They always have an exhibit about the breakup of Yugoslavia, including some pictures that are quite horrifying, and then at least one rotating exhibit. Currently they're featuring a Bosnian Muslim photographer's work covering the poverty and desolation of war-torn Muslim countries. So, it was something of a downer, but interesting nonetheless.
The end of the day was taken up by drinking a bottle of plum brandy and a number of beers. We went swimming in the Adriatic at midnight and I fell asleep covered in salt and sand. Today started out rough, due to the hangover, but things are clearing up!