Thursday, June 25th was a Croatian national holiday and we didn’t have any class. As a result, I slept in until 2:30 pm. For breakfast/lunch I walked over to the bus terminal where there are a bunch of different shops and restaurants. Here they have an amazing chain called Good Food where you can get salads, wraps, and sandwiches. The description of the food was in Croatian which made ordering a surprise. During my time in the city, I probably ate here about 4-5 times because the food was so fresh. I decided to order my Caesar salad to-go and sit in the city gardens people watching.
The rest of the day I spent doing my final paper and presentation. At night, to celebrate the holiday, there was a fireworks show that I could see from my hotel room.
On Friday I had my final presentation on what I learned during my time abroad. I talked about how because I was so ready to get out and go to college/travel I never really took the time to appreciate Buffalo. I only just went to the new Canalside and food trucks once right before I left for Croatia. When I get back, I want to spend more time exploring my own hometown.
After the presentations, we took the tram with Rob to a local brewery and restaurant called Pivnica. We each ordered a couple of their specialty beers to try. The third picture below shows from left to right the light beer, fruit beer, and dark beer. For a snack, I tried a local favorite, grilled corn on the cob. Corn stands like the one I went to are all over the city. It tasted a little like popcorn but with a thicker consistency.
For Rob’s farewell dinner we went to Boban again. I ordered a shrimp scampi which was equally as delicious as the last pasta dish. The rest of the night Allie, Brooke, Ryan, Sam, and I hung out in the hotel playing cards and drinking wine.