After starting the day off with Stasa’s class, we went to a restaurant for lunch in Old Town with an amazing view of the harbor. I ordered the calamari and it was absolutely fantastic.
Then, for Rob’s class, we visited Domino Steakhouse in Old Town which is a restaurant owned by an RIT staff member. He talked to us about how difficult it is to own a business here: the many city taxes, importance of location, off-season struggles, etc. He also mentioned how during the war, the restaurant shut down and was used as a refugee camp.
When we got back to the hotel, all of us chilled and drank on the patio. Around 11:30 pm, we decided to go to Revelin nightclub in Old Town. The building Revelin was in was actually one of Napoleon’s fortresses. The nightclub itself was really cool: lasers, balloons, and great music. I had such a great time dancing and meeting new people who were also traveling.
Ryan and I decided to leave at 2:30 am since we had to go to the public market for class at 7:30 am the same day. Everyone else decided to stay and just pull an all-nighter. We walked back and made really good conversation, eventually going to bed around 3:30 am.
Waking up was a struggle. All of us were walking zombies at the public market. Part of our assignment at the market was to talk to the vendors about their products and business. They didn’t really want to talk to us so Stasa just answered our questions. After the market, we went to a nearby agricultural shop. I was surprised that they openly sold pesticides and other poisons right there – in the United States products like that aren’t as accessible.
When I got back from the market, I slept until dinner. Brooke, Allie, and I ate Mexican food then I went to an internet café for some decent wifi.