When it comes to traveling for a longer time, I have to admit that I get tired of certain things, resulting in me trying to figure out which sights to skip, in order not to run out of patience and/or money. Short-term travelers, condescendingly sometimes called holiday-goers, have the same problem. Reduce input in order to reduce outcomes – maybe.
Honestly, nobody seems to think that Dubrovnik is overrated. And that would be hard to argue. I have never seen any old town so pristine and well preserved. At least, not so complete. People actually still live in the old town, or try to. Since it is basically impossible to live there. The masses of people are beyond imagination. I will soon be in Venice, I hear that may be worse. Hard to imagine.
In Dubrovnik, I walked by people’s living room, simply because I had no idea where was what. And even the cats are deeply chilled. Uncommon for cat-behavior, the would just lie on a porch, eyes closed, ears relaxed, not being fazed by the folks that roam by. Unusual. For a cat to get used to this it takes a lot. A lot of people each day. Fortunately, I have my cool app, that converts masses of people into ghost-like appearances (well done, so-called AI!).
Anyhow. Beautiful and impressive – minus the people of course. Apparently a little known streaming event called Thorns of Crowns, or something like that, made the old town so famous, that the locals could do both, rejoice in the money-making opportunities, and vomit in the light of, well the masses. Sometimes vomiting.
Everything in Dubrovnik is 30% more expensive, mind you. So loading up on alcohol in order to vomit is a somewhat more expensive undertaking.
Thirty percent more expensive, that includes supermarkets and everything else. You get my drift, it hits locals as well. Tourists even take the water from the wells in an attempt to save money! (Granted, maybe they were just thirsty, but why not buy the small bottle of still water from the store just ten meters away for three Euros?
Krka, different story. More debated frankly. There is always the argument that if you have seen Plitvice (I reported) you have seen enough. But then again, in Krka you are allowed to swim, you have some old buildings, a river cruise to get there (depending on where you start and how you go about things), and there is an old watermill.
I am a bit tired of the comparisons. But I also know that you can only take in so much of similar things before you get tired of them. How did the Australian bunch at the hostel say last night? “So tired of castles!” And that despite the fact that Australia lacks castles entirely. You get my point… So, what is the right amount? It depends. So shall you go to Krka and Dubrovnic? It depends.