Monday, March 9, 2009

Getting ready for departure

We leave for Croatia this Friday! We are all getting really excited. Since the beginning of the semester we've been sitting in class learning about the Croatian language, customs and culture. Finally we'll get to say "bog" and "hvala" to people by the end of the week.

Tonight our class is meeting for dinner to relax and get to know each other. All of the chaperones should be there, too, which will be fun. We're supposed to eat some food that resembles Croatian food. It should be interesting considering that the Union - where we're eating - doesn't serve Croation food. If they give us pizza or fish, that should be close enough!

Twenty-three people will travel together on this trip. We'll first visit Zagreb and spend a lot of time with the International Graduate Business School there. IGBS is planning lots of business visits with companies such as Coca Cola and Ericsson. After Zagreb we drive toward Split. On the way, we'll make a stop at Plitvice National Park, reputed to be one of the prettiest places on the planet. After a day and night in Split we head to Dubrovnik. A prime destination for European tourists, we'll learn about the hotel and restaurant industries there. We'll also get to relax a bit before our long journey home.

Depending on the availability of an internet connection, we'll try to make regular posts during our travels.

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