Today we woke early to go on a walking tour of the city. Our guide showed us all the old buildings in the historical part of town as well as the newer part of town (built in the early 19th century). We visited a museum, a Catholic church, walked quickly through the open-air market, and then took a quick bus tour of the rest of the city. Upon our return, we were running behind schedule so we only had 15 minutes to find the restrooms and browse the market. We then boarded another bus with Dean Frohlich to visit a newly opened museum called the Museum of Prehistoric Time and Human History in Krapina (www.mhz.hr). It was very interesting, but we were tired and hungry so the next stop was greatly anticipated. LUNCH. We headed to a hilltop restaurant called Kozjak. This is a very rustic place which made me think it was an old house. The front doors were wooden slats and the whole building was made with brick (that was exposed on the interior walls). The bathrooms were outside but thankfully were enclosed and not like the outhouses that I thought I might find. Again, the food was delicious.
Our last stop for the day was an outlet shopping mall, much like our mall in Edinburgh, IN. We made it a short trip than made the hour long trip back to the city of Zagreb. Short group meetings were held and then the students were released to do some last minute shopping, packing, or just a little relaxing before our horribly early wake up calls in the morning - 4:30 am. Yes folks, the journey's end is coming close. I still have to do some packing and sleeping myself so I will hold off posting any more video or pictures for now. I promise to work on the blog over the next several days to fill in any gaps that the students might leave when you talk to them next.
Until next time, take care.