The last few days have been a whirlwind. I can’t seem to remember what day it is, what time it is, I’m hungry all the time. I think I underestimated the jet lag.
Thursday was our first real day. While everyone slept in trying to recover from traveling, we met at our co-working space then walked around town and enjoyed a leisurely lunch before starting our workday.
I was a little nervous coming in that people might not be very serious about the working aspect, but luckily that’s not the case at all. Most of us are working a similar schedule and everyone has the same mentality that while it’s so amazing to be here in Europe, work is still the priority.
Our co-working space is really great. It’s only a few minutes from our apartment and it’s really easy to get downtown. It’s very open and has a loft so there’s plenty of space for the 6 or 7 Croatian architects who “rent” desks plus all of us. They also brew coffee – don’t get me wrong, I love European espresso, but sometimes you just need a hot, steaming cup o’ coffee.
After working, everyone went over to one of the apartments for a late dinner and wine. It was so. much. fun. Everyone on the trip is wonderful! We get along really well, everyone is nice, funny, interesting; it seems like Derar and Michelle, the founders, did a really good job choosing people that would mesh well together.
We ventured into some Croatian wines. We’re 2 for 4 at the moment. Two of the white wines were literally undrinkable. They were different kinds but both were the color of olive oil, smelled awful and tasted even worse. I guess I’ll just have to keep trying them. Gosh, my life is just so hard.