Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 27: Farewell Croatia

After three really busy days in Croatia we decided to take it a little easier today.  Most people slept in and I was able to get a little more sleep that normal but used most of the morning to catch up with some reading and papers for classes.  We have class tomorrow and the next day before arriving in Greece.  In the afternoon a  I walked with a few people across Dubrovnik to the Old Town.  We split up and some went shopping while others went to the War Photos Museum (any guesses which group I was in?).  The museum is pretty well known and has hundreds of photos from various wars in recent history.  The large prints were really artistic and it was another one of those powerful experiences that was also a bit of a downer.  After the museum we went on a journey to find some legitimate Croatian ties and did find a few but, as much as I love you Po, the equivalent of $300 for a tie is a little steep.

We slowly made our way back to the ship but first stopped at a local market in an attempt to get snacks and finish off the Croatian currency.  Back on the ship, we had a beautiful departure.  We sailed away slowly as the sun set over the amazing scenery.  I think I've mentioned it in every Croatian post but this place is so gorgeous, you have to visit.  Our ship horn sounded as we pulled away and a few seconds later the cruise ship we were passing answered in an equally loud tone.  Within a few minutes, every boat in the harbor was sounding off, it was really funny to see/hear.  After sailing off I hit the gym and now find myself watching the World Cup Finals.  I probably won't be able to post this tonight because the entire ship's bandwidth is dedicated to getting us the the game.  It's still 0-0, we'll see what happens.  That's all for now, this looks like it's going to be a pretty long game.

1 comment:

renick said...

Just started digging through this short novel, and of course the first entry I read has something about piles of rocks. You sneaky bastard - you actually hear some of the random thoughts I verbalize now and then.
-That Uncle