16 September, 2007

From now on...

...you can find me here.

Saying Goodbye

Sunny's mom, Sunny's aunt, Sunny, and John on the bus.

Sofi and Mirko after church on Sunday.

Last coffee with Vladimira.

Kami strikes a pose!

Playing in the fountain.

Kami and Iva performed an unforgettable rendition of the Beatles' 'Yesterday' complete with heavy accents and extreme Balkan styling. I captured most of it on video but promised that I wouldn't make it public, so you'll just have to use your imagination...

Final goodbyes in the stairwell only a few hours before I left.

Camping on Cres

My last weekend in Rijeka, John, Zoran and I decided to go camping on the island of Cres. We took a ferry over to the island and as I was getting settled in my seat I noticed this set of emergency instructions in front of me - especially point #1...

When we got to the island we found out where the trail was and started walking. By the time we got out of the populated town area, it was dark. We wound our way through endless rock-walled sheep pens - we almost ran into a few sheep! - and eventually settled down in an empty rectangle a few hundred meters from the main path. It was beautiful! John set up his hammock, I stayed in a small tent, and Zoran took the ground. We could see so many stars, and it was easy to get a small fire going. In the morning we woke up to a strong breeze and a beautiful view of olive and fig trees, the ocean, and other islands.

Later in the afternoon we went swimming in beautiful crystal clear water before heading home. Other than an awkward walk through Naked Town (a nudist campground), it was one of the best places I've ever camped.

City Life

There are many pictures and stories from my time in Croatia that I never got around to posting on here, but I'm putting up some things from my last few weeks there as a kind of final wrap up session.

Here are a few random shots from around Rijeka:

Kosi Toranj, or, The Leaning Tower

The Korzo

A local sandwich shop.

A magenta scooter parked up the street from our apartment.

A random bird lady. Feed the birds, tuppence a bag...

06 September, 2007

A New Era

A few weeks ago when I was still in Croatia, John said something to the effect of, "It's the end of an era..." referring to our transition away from Rijeka and the changes that are taking place and will continue to.

This may or may not be the official farewell post on this particular record of events (the Croatia blog), but I'm starting fresh over here. There's still some work to be done, but I figured I'd start directing things over that way now, since, you know, I'm not adventuring in Croatia anymore.