I never planned to go to Dubrovnik Croatia. Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia---the whole mess just seemed like a big hunk of hell to me. However, the cruise ship’s first port of call was Dubrovnik. It was wonderful. It is a walled city —of the medieval sort—squeezed between the Adriatic and the mountains. There were plazas, narrow streets, and terraces that held houses built up the side of the mountain. We walked down to their ‘beach’ and walked along this wall that seems to have no purpose with a gate of equal import.