We are doing well and are feeling comfortable in our little nest here in Karlovac. We have learned our way around town now. We are even fairly comfortable driving to Zagreb as we had to do that twice last week. Actually, we only seem to drive the car when we need to go to meetings in Zagreb. Otherwise we are walking everywhere. We even walk in the rain with our kisubrani (umbrellas). The fact is, parking is quite a problem so it is just easier to walk. Walking and bicycling are very common and the streets all have bicycle/walking paths. Very pedestrian friendly.
Our apartment is in a great location. We are an easy 10 to 15 minute walk to Old Centar to the south or the New Centar to the Northeast. These are the business centers of town. Both have everything we need to survive and each has its own individual atmosphere. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Old Centar. It is a lot more charming and European-feeling. New Centar is more modern. But, the patrons talk funny in both of them.
I found a good place to get my hair cut. It is in old Centar. The beautician, Stefanja, is the landlord of the Sister
Missionaries so we had met her in advance.
She did a great job of cutting my hair, almost as good as Greta. There was another patron in the place. And as always, we tried speaking in Croatian
as much as we could. The two weren’t
bashful about correcting us when we said silly stuff, after a good laugh of
course. I guess when I said the haircut
was beautiful I used a word that is more feminine in meaning. The work was lijep (pronounced lee-yep),
which in the dictionary means beautiful or nice. I thought it fit. However, they laughed and said zgodan (handsome)
for a man. Then they called me samantan
(charming) and Mary said they were giving me a big head and they laughed
again. That was our experience at the
|In the Salon Chair|
|The finished product|
|Sarma and krumpir|
Stay tuned for a report on our upcoming trip to one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world and the Karlovac Branch Open House. Goodbye for now and thanks for checking in. We would love to hear your comments!