Two tips for Dubrovnik-bound wanderers: 1) Stay with a family. "Sobe" (so-bay) homestays are very common. In fact, upon arrival to the airport or bus station you'll hear/see lots of people with signs and soliciting guests by yelling "sobe, sobe!" While it might sound strange, this is the norm for Dubrovnik and a great way to get to know locals. 2) GET THE ADDRESS FOR YOUR SOBE BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO EXPLORE THE CITY. This is where my best friend and I went wrong. We were so exciting to see the majestic wall and views of the coast that we left excitedly not thinking about how we would find our way home. The narrow, winding, up-and-down streets make homes from the outside look the same, at least to the foreign eye. We spent about five hours wandering around knocking on doors that night before we found our sobe. Lesson learned!