Trivia – Dubrovnik

[[Dubrovnik]], or “Ragusa” as it was formerly known is a city by the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. It has the moniker, “Pearl of the Adriatic. Certainly a place I wouldn’t mind visiting on a long vacation (I should really keep a list of the places I want to visit – for when I can afford it). It used to be a “Republic” before, and here is the gem: It was the first state to officially recognize the United States of America!

Also, George Bernard Shaw was a plagiarist, he is reported to have said something to the effect of, “If you want to see a heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.” – well Mr. Shaw, a few centuries ago, someone said that of Kashmir, in India :

Gar Firdaus bar ruhe zamin ast
Hamin ast, hamin ast, hamin ast

Translated:
If there is heaven of Earth
It is here, it is here, it is here.

Thanks for the original and the translation Vivek. I suppose you are an IAS officer?

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2 Responses to Trivia – Dubrovnik

  1. vivek says:

    God Forbid! I had opted for IFS :)

  2. Sarah says:

    I love Dubrovnik! The city is really beutiful and the stone on the streets is amazing…it’s actually slippery because it’s so smooth. Maybe you can do a Mediterranean cruise on your honeymoon and stop there! Miss you, Sarah