On Sunday June 21st, we had a free day and no class. I slept until 12:30 pm and it was absolutely heavenly – probably the only good night’s sleep during this trip.
Because one of my classmates, Ben, is deaf, there are two interpreters abroad with us: Bill and Alisa. Alisa has stayed in Zagreb before for similar programs so she knows her way around the city. Ryan, Sam, and I accompanied her and Bill in the afternoon to a hidden little pizza place off the beaten path.
After, we went to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibits were extremely well done and some were quite powerful. In the mask exhibit, each podium contained a real person’s face and story of physical abuse. The victims escaped their abusers and now live a specific homeless shelter with a necessary support system.
Exiting the museum was an experience. There was a slide from the third floor to the ground floor :)
For dinner, we went to a local Croatian restaurant for shish kabobs. We stumbled across a dessert place after called The Cookie Factory that just sells warm baked goods with ice cream. Popular music blasted while crowds of people entered and exited. I’ve personally never seen anything like this in the States.
That night we tried to find a casino, but because it was a Sunday no places were open. Walking around Zagreb at night was beautiful though and getting to look at everything from a different perspective was well worth the walk.