Mike, Arron, Jonathan, Ousseynou, Dr. Zlatic, Roger, Elizabeth, and Julian
Where are Denny and Kerry?
Denny is hiding
Kerry wasn't good today!
Elizabeth: "The change in population in Croatia over the past hundred years can be clearly described as depopulation"
Roger: "The gastronomy of the Croatian cuisine has been savored as quality culinary delights for centuries and centuries."
Julian: "If I ever get married, that spot (Dubrovnik) is the place where I would like to come.
Ousseynou, alleged world famous soccer player
Jonathan: "What I found to be most rewarding about the trip was seeing geographic concepts that had formerly just been talked about in action."
Aaron: "Croatia is unusually rich in foreign names."
Mike: "The trip exceeded my expectations and I greatly enjoyed it."
We started our trip in Zagreb.
... and studied wetlands in the village Čigoč where there are more storks than people
Denny's view of the Varaždin castle a city in the Northern Croatia
On our way from the north to the Adriatic coast. Julian walking in the Plitvice Lakes national Park.
It is fun!! We learned about and tested the clean waters of the Adriatic sea
Parking in Sibenik, the Mediterranean city we visited
Knitting; on the coast of Dalmatia
Dubrovnik was our final destination; a view form the walls where we had a lecture about the city
We started in the Zagreb center! - Ban Jelačić
The center of Zagreb - the Jelačić square
We used public transport in Zagreb, its free for students
Buying fresh fruit on the central open market 'Dolac' in Zagreb is a great experience
and shearing good fresh berries
A view from the Upper Town cable car
In the classroom at the Geography Department , University of Zagreb
Waiting for a permission to enter the Parliament of Croatia
Dr. Zlatic translating the lecture on political and parliamentary system in Croatia at the Parliament
Octogon passage in Zagreb
In the Regent hotel, introduction by the hotel's manager
Ousseynou in front of the national theater in Zagreb
Resting in Zrinjevac park in Zagreb
"The well of life" in Zagreb
Enjoying night life!
Kerry: "It was very cool and interesting interacting with students our age from another country that had similar interest as us."
Ilica, the main street in Zagreb
The best basketball player of all times! Croatian or course!!
St. Marko's church in Zagreb
Walking down the street in the Old town - Zagreb
The cathedral in Zagreb
The street light in Zagreb
Lunch in Zagreb, time for dining and discussions
Hills of Northern Croatia
They really believed Ousseynou was the soccer star
A line for an autograph, Trakošćan!
Trakošćan! A castle in north Croatia
Walking up to the Trakošćan castle
Julian & Roger with Neanderthal friends in Krapina!
The cavemen, Krapina
Jonathan in the ethno village Kumrovec. Marshal Tito's birth place
Kumrovec, Marshal Tito's birth place, the president for Yugoslavia for life!
The village roofs
The city of Varaždin, North Croatia
A shopkeeper, Varaždin
Roger in front of the Varaždin castle
Inside the castle, Varaždin
Varaždin sewer system, North Croatia
The skyline in the north
A music store, Varaždin
On the Varaždin main city square looking for a coffee shop
The European village of storks - Čigoć
A stork protecting her nest - Čigoć
Denny, Aaron, dr, Zlatić and Ousseynou learning about storks in Čigoč village and the wetlands
Preparing food for the market, Čigoć
Everyone has to help out in Čigoć
Weaved bedding, Čigoć
The wetlands and the wild life, Lonjsko polje, Croatia
The Sava river tranquility
The war zone
After the war in Karlovac
Karlovac, War museum
A lecture at the entrance to the Plitivce National Park by a faculty member of the Geography Department, University of Zagreb
Geomorphology of the Plitvice Lakes, lecture by a professor from the University of Zagreb
On a boat, Kerry with a friend
"…I think it was almost worth the trip just to see Plitvice Lakes alone. …" (Jonahan's journal)
Blue waters of the Plitvice lakes
Clear waters on Plitivice Lakes.
Ousseynue enjoying Plitvice day trip
Clear waters of the Plitvice lakes, "This is definitely one of the top three things I have seen in my life." Kerry's journal
"I have never seen such clear water in my life..." Ousseynou
The Plitvice national park, karst region of Croatia
Julian and Kerry checking sleeping arrangement in Zadar
Entering the walled town Zadar
The best ice cream in Zadar
On the way to the University of Zadar
The Mediterranean urban living
Roger listening to the sea organ music, Zadar
Mike listening to the lectre
Almost the end of the day, Zadar
Sunset in Zadar
Zadar at sunset
Ousseynou. Mike, Kerry, Elizabeth, Julian, Denny and Roger in Zadar at the ocean light show
The Kornate Archipelago
The south caves of an island, the Kornate Archipelago
A village on the Adriatic coast
The Kornate Archipelagos
It is not to cold to swim!
Kerry and Jonathan
Mike - It is to cold for swimming!!
Ousseynou and Julian
Isn't the orange juice Denny!
Being brave in Zadar
We learned that the Adriatic sea is one of the cleanest seas in the world!
Everybody joined us!
"Women, I must say are the most beautiful I have ever seen" Julinal's journal
On the way to Paklenica National Park, the Maslenica Bridge
View from the Maslenica Bridge
The gorge of Paklenica national park
Walking the trail
Learning about the ecosystem and karst of Paklenica national park
"I hope I can come back in a few years and meet with the contacts I have made. It was a great experience and one I will cherish for years to come." Julian's journal
At the top of the Paklenica National Park
Transportation system in Paklenica!
A joint field trip to the Paklenica National Park: faculty and students form the University of Zadar and the UMD
A departure for Visovac monastery
Trogir, a city under UNESCO protection
Inside the city walls, Trogir
The Croatian flag, Election day in Sibenik
Election day. Wouldn't you vote for these girls' party?!!
The 15th century Sibenik cathedral
Details on the cathedral in Sibenik, under UNESCO protection
Walking to the gallery of Meštrović art
Walking to the Mestrovic gallery
Meštrović Museum, Split
At the cross
The last Roman emperor Diocletian built his palace in Split
"Split and Diocletian’s Palace was a particularly striking example of how organically an ancient Roman palace lead to the growth of a fairly large city both within and surrounding the palace walls." (Jonathan's journal)
In the Diocletian palace
Living in the city
On the ferry to Dubrovnik
Korčula, from the ferry
Lecture on the ferry
Lunch on the ferry
This is Dubrovnik!
The walls, Dubronvik
"It was fascinating to walk on this structure that has been in existence since the 13th century." Mike's journal
A view from the walls, Dubrovnik
The market, Dubrovnik
A 'gusle' player in Dubrovnik, Croatian musical instrument
Pizza, our first meal in Zagreb!
Croatian delicacy, oysters in a sauce
Roger: "Besides the oysters, a frequent menu topper is a meat dish called prsut."
Leaving Croatia at the sun rise