Mrs. Mlod and Miss Calarco are both members of an organization called the International Association of School Librarianship. Each year, this group holds a conference in a different country. This year’s conference is in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and Mrs. Mlod, Miss Calarco and Ms. Calarco are presenting at this conference.
When you look at this map of Croatia, you’ll notice a long coastline with many islands. Can you find where Dubrovnik is on the map? Describe where it is located geographically in a comment.
We arrived in Croatia late on Saturday. There is a six hour time difference between Auburn, NY and Dubrovnik, Croatia, so even though the clock said 10pm, to our bodies it felt like 4pm. Miss Calarco and Ms. Calarco flew from Buffalo, NY to Washington, DC to Munich, Germany and then to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Mrs. Mlod started her journey in New York City, flying to Oslo, Norway and then on to Dubrovnik. The flight from Munich, Germany to Dubrovnik, Croatia included a cheese sandwich!
Mrs. Mlod had an interesting snack in Oslo, Norway called “Salt Skum” - it was delicious licorice! (Does the logo remind you of anything? If so, please comment below!)
In Croatia, the unit of money is called a Kuna. Each Kuna is worth about 15 cents. Our dinner cost 100 kuna, which sounds like a lot of money; if you can figure out how much it cost in dollars, please post below.
Here is a photo of the sunset that greeted us when we arrived at the hotel and another photo of the sunrise in the early morning:
Read some information about Croatia from Britannica Online or the Cia Factbook. Post an interesting fact and/or question in the comments below!
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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.