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Croatia: Game of Thrones Edition

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Anybody remember this picture from our AW80D post on Croatia? Or do you perhaps remember it from somewhere else… maybe something you saw on Sunday night?

Yes! A shot from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones basically recreated this photo. This isn’t even close to the first time that the city has appeared in the show, though. According to roughguides.com, Dubrovnik, Croatia (the city in the photo) has been used as the setting for King’s Landing since the second season.

So Dolphie didn’t just go to Croatia—he went to Westeros. And you know what? I’m just going to admit it: I’m jealous. A jealous nerdy nerd.

So who’s up for a study abroad program in the Seven Kingdoms?

AW80D: Zagreb, Croatia

D Opera House

Originally the site of a Roman town, Zagreb has a long and rich history. Today, it is also a bustling commercial and cultural center at the heart of one of Europe’s most up-and-coming tourist destinations.

Situated just across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, Croatia’s beaches and islands are already famous throughout Europe, especially among the yachting set. It’s no wonder: there’s a great combination of historical old towns and sun-drenched seas.

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It’s so beautiful that we just had to include a picture that Dolphie didn’t take. He didn’t make it out to the coast on this trip because there’s so much to do in Zagreb! (Next time, though…)


Construction began on the Zagreb Cathedral in 1093, although it was once destroyed (by the Tatars) and once severely damaged (by an earthquake). It is the tallest building in Croatia, and possibly also the most photographed.

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(Two things: 1 – AW80D stands for Around the World in 80 Dolphies, wherein we follow the international adventures of Dolphie, mascot of Shoreline Community College; 2 – Credit where credit’s due, so thanks Wikipedia and Lonely Planet, and if you’d like to see where I got my information, just click the links.)