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Archive for May, 2009

Visiting Supetar, Mirca and Sutivan on the Island of Brac

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, Kelly and I made our first excursion outside of Split – we took a weekend vacation (two days, one night) to the Croatian island of Brac. Croatia has hundreds of islands along its western coastline. Many of these islands are very small and uninhabited, but there are also some large islands with

My Top 10 Sveti Duje Highlights

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Thursday, May 7, was Sveti Duje Day (or St. Domnius Day), for the official patron saint of Split. The town came out in full force on Thursday; I kind of felt like I was back at Ohio University’s Halloween party because of the massive dense crowds (minus the drunkenness and scandalous costumes, plus old people and children). The celebration went on all weekend. Jay has been working

A “Normal” Day in my Life

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

My emotions here often make me feel like I am on a roller coaster: happy, content, frustrated, tired, determined, confused, alienated, peaceful, enthusiastic, annoyed, curious, elated, hopeful, amused, etc. Yesterday it was mostly amusement. Here is a quick diary of my day. Hopefully you are amused too.

Diana Ross, Village People, Elvis, and my new colleagues

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I think one of my favorite things about my new job has to be the music. My first day we listed to a Diana Ross CD on repeat all day and I thought, “Are you serious?!” Yes they were. As the days passed the repertoire included Village People (YMCA and Macho Man several times), the Beach Boys, Elvis, AC/DC

Finding a New Place to Call Home

Friday, May 1st, 2009

As most of you know, Kelly and I came to Split, Croatia without first making any arrangements for a place to live. Kelly’s company arranged for us to stay in a hotel/villa for a few days while we searched out and found our permanent apartment. We tried to search for an apartment online in the months before arriving, but did not have much success because the majority of apartments