17.07.2010 - 19.07.2010 24 °C
Just doing a quick check-in to let people know that I'm in Belgrade.
The last two days have comprised of intense travel. A group of us rented a car in Dubrovnik in order to get north. Lindsay and I dropped Austin and Justin in Split. Then we continued on to Plitvice and Zagreb. In total, that was an 8 hour drive. Then I took a bus from Zagreb to Belgrade yesterday -- at a reasonable hour (7:45pm) for once.
There are two American-run international law programs in Croatia. The one that I was in (Dubrovnik) and one that operates out of Zagreb and Zadar. In Plitvice, Lindsay and I randomly walked into the midst of a group of 20-something Americans. We started joking about them being the other law group, only to hear one of them start talking about being in a 1st Amendment Conference in Washington, D.C. Then we noticed one of our professors walking with the group and called her over. Turns out it was the other study-abroad group. We didn't take the time to chat, because we were on a tight time-line, but it was odd to randomly run into this other law-group in the midst of a Croatian national park.
The night in Zagreb was painfully hot. I was sweating non-stop. But I woke up to a cool breeze and cloud-cover. That made waltzing around Zagreb while I waited for my bus to Belgrade a bit less uncomfortable. Now I'm in Belgrade and the weather is still nice and cool. I'm glad that I'm not melting at the moment.