Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Finally in Croatia

I'm in Croatia! All my posting from outside US didn't make it to the blog unfortunately, posted from both Frankfurt and the airport here in Croatia (now I'm on my computer in the hotel room). I've managed to log into the Blogger-site in Croatian (right now I'm doing "Novi Post").

After 1,5 hours on tarmac in Chicago, we finally took off. It was a bumpy ride - but since I'm not afraid of flying I just let myself be "rocked" to sleep (I felt like a baby in a baby swing) and slept for almost 3 hours (well "slept" - you know what I mean). The rest of the time I spent watching half a movie (meaning I could only see the upper half of the screen), watching movies on my iPod and listening to Lena Olin's "summer" radio show, and reading. The flight was pretty quick. So quick the unorganized crew didn't manage to get me my breakfast (I was literally sitting in the LAST seat in the plane - 62 G) until 20 minutes before landing, without drink.

After organizing myself in Frankfurt and giving myself a milkshake for breakfast (the smell of food was just too much) I finally found my next gate and then took off for Croatia. I just had time to listen to Maud Adams on my iPod - two Swedish-American Aliens on the same day! It was really interesting to go southeast in Europe - never done that - what a beautiful sight! Rivers, mountains, sea, coastlines!

Croatia was warm - +29C (pretty normal from what my body is used to) and have a view of the ocean. Haven't had time to explore much yet, focusing on trying to keep awake. Dinner is at 8.30 - by then I've been awake for almost 30 hours.

Have only (my bad) cell phone pictures and no cord (and no data connection on the cell phone) and haven't unpacked my camera yet - so pictures have to wait.

Now I have to "OBJAVI POST". I think. Need a crash course in Croatian or figure out where to change the settings back to English.

5 comments:

Desiree said...

Skönt att höra att du har kommit fram ordentligt och att resan har gått bra. Ska bli kul att höra mer om Kroatien och se lite bilder. Är du där på business?

Annika said...

Vad spännande att du är där! har hört att det är ett sådant vackert land!
Ser fram mot att få rapporter därifrån.
Lyckost dig som inte störs av turbolens. det är nästan det värsta jag vet. Tycker det är så obehagligt. Tror inte jag skulle lyckas somna, eller jag VET att jag inte skulle kunna somna.
Vi ska hoppas att du får smooth sailing back!!

veronika said...

Tur att det inte var jag som satt i det planet, avundas dig som inte ar flygradd.
Njut av det vackra i Kroatien! Far du tid over ( fast du ar nog upptagen), ett tips ar att ta en battur till nagon o i narheten, sa vackert.

Isle Dance said...

I love that you included all of those photos. I hope you're enjoying good rest by now. Enjoy!

JaCal said...

Desiree - ja, jag var där på business.

Annika - ja, jag störs faktiskt inte alls av turbulens. Egentligen är det samma sätt som att hantera vågor på sjön - lärde mig ett bra knep av min morfar som var sjökapten så jag blir sällan sjösjuk.

Veronika - jo, vi hade båttur nästan hela lördagen - väldigt trevligt!!

Isle Dance - I'm going to upload a bunch of photos later on!