Hello everyone. Let me introduce myself, I am the “other” Ms. Calarco, the “real” Miss Calarco’s sister. I decided to join my sister and Mrs. Mlod’s trip to Croatia, since they have been travelling the world without me! I am a science teacher at Auburn High School and I hope to see you all as students one day.
I would like to share with everyone what the “real” Miss Calarco and I did on Sunday. We arrived at the conference a day early and decided to take a day trip to the country of Montenegro. I wonder if any of you can figure out what that name means?
Montenegro is a very small country with less than one million people. New York City has 8.5 million people. It took us a little under an hour to arrive and we had to go through the Croatian border first where they checked all of our passports then we crossed into Montenegro where they just took a list of the people on the bus.
We visited two old cities; first the city of Kotor where we saw many cats. They told us the cats were brought in during the plague. Leave a comment if you think you know why.
Next we went to the city of Budva, where we broke off from the group for a bit and took a beautiful boat ride around the fortress walls, grottos (caves) and beautiful islands.
This is how we met our new friend, Milan the Water Taxi Driver. He was a very nice man and gave us a great tour.
After a long day we headed back to Dubrovnik, and on the way home the whole bus loaded onto a ferry to help shorten up the ride home. It was a beautiful day and I was so lucky to have spent it with my favorite sister!
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We are three educators in the Auburn School District who have a passion for giving our students global perspectives and opportunities to make a difference in the world. Anne Mlod is Librarian and Innovation Lab Coordinator at Genesee Elementary School; Victoria Calarco is the Library Media Specialist at Auburn High School; and Christina Calarco teaches Biology, Anatomy and Ethics at Auburn High School.
Date Created: February 15, 2016 Date Last Updated: October 25, 2019