WInter has come

and hopefully it won’t stay too long!

While we walk through crowded streets of Dubrovnik in summer and complain about heat my guests and I often have this conversation:

-So how does Dubrovnik look during winter, does it snow?

-Oh no, we just have mild rainy winter.

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End of an era

Two weeks ago Game of Thrones filming in Dubrovnik ended. Unlike previous years there was no casting call and no local film crew. The author of this blog was not an extra AGAIN (I’ve been trying to get in since season 3 and the only thing I got is cousin who was Arya’s stunt). Actors were coming on set in black vans and guards used big black umbrellas to protect their identity. Despite high security level local photographer took a photo of Cersei and Jon Snow on city walls. Rumors are that many other main characters were in Kings Landing. No one (cough cough) else was seen. 

 

 

GOT or climate change?

At this point you are probably wondering why I started with weather and suddenly changed topic. Well, it seems weather and GOT are connected.  Last year they were filming season 7finale and used artificial snow. 10 days later Dubrovnik woke up covered in real snow! Schools were closed, public transport was not running, and annual meeting of people with summer tires was held on Dubrovnik’s roads. To be fair, temperature was going below freeze and chilly wind was not helpful either. It all seemed like coincidence and opportunity to make jokes  how we could save their money until the same thing happened yesterday!

Warnings everywhere

Media in Croatia has been screaming warnings for winds and snow in parts where snow is normal thing but also for the coast. Usually that means there will be some snow on hills/mountains but nothing closer to the sea.

Ned Stark warned us

 As you could imagine yesterday morning we woke up in winter fairytale. I really started wondering was Ned Stark warning us all the whole time.

Winter has come in Kings Landing and it seems everyone loves it. Facebook and Instagram are covered in photos of snow and grownups have perfect excuse to act like kids. It’s one-day-fun and we will ask for sun tomorrow so we can go back to 2-hours ritual of drinking coffee.  However, we had great time on snow and I’m pretty much sure it happened because of GOT. It turns out I was wrong.  Winter is cold and full of snow. 

 

 

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Winter HAS COME

and hopefully it won’t stay too long

While we walk through crowded streets of Dubrovnik in summer and complain about heat my guests and I often have this conversation:

-So how does Dubrovnik look during winter, does it snow?

-Oh no, we just have mild rainy winter.

End of an era

Two weeks ago Game of Thrones filming in Dubrovnik ended. Unlike previous years there was no casting call and no local film crew. The author of this blog was not an extra AGAIN (I’ve been trying to get in since season 3 and the only thing I got is cousin who was Arya’s stunt). Actors were coming on set in black vans and guards used big black umbrellas to protect their identity. Despite high security level local photographer took a photo of Cersei and Jon Snow on city walls. Rumors are that many other main characters were in Kings Landing. No one (cough cough) else was seen. 

.

.

GOT or climate change?

At this point you are probably wondering why I started with weather and suddenly changed topic. Well, it seems weather and GOT are connected.  Last year they were filming season 7finale and used artificial snow. 10 days later Dubrovnik woke up covered in real snow! Schools were closed, public transport was not running, and annual meeting of people with summer tires was held on Dubrovnik’s roads. To be fair, temperature was going below freeze and chilly wind was not helpful either. It all seemed like coincidence and opportunity to make jokes  how we could save their money until the same thing happened yesterday!

Warnings everywhere

Media in Croatia has been screaming warnings for winds and snow in parts where snow is normal thing but also for the coast. Usually that means there will be some snow on hills/mountains but nothing closer to the sea.

Ned Stark warned us

 As you could imagine yesterday morning we woke up in winter fairytale. I really started wondering was Ned Stark warning us all the whole time.

Winter has come in Kings Landing and it seems everyone loves it. Facebook and Instagram are covered in photos of snow and grownups have perfect excuse to act like kids. It’s one-day-fun and we will ask for sun tomorrow so we can go back to 2-hours ritual of drinking coffee.  However, we had great time on snow and I’m pretty much sure it happened because of GOT. It turns out I was wrong.  Winter is cold and full of snow. 

 

 

 

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