Monday, March 09, 2009
When I arrived home last night after a 9-hour babysitting bender, I decided it was time. I bought my ticket to Croatia.
I'll be going for 10 days in about a month. I am excited about this trip, and I am going to put a lot into researching and reading so I can make the most of my time there. I want to be prepared as possible. This will help me conquer the I'm-going-to-Croatia-alone jitters.
One of the best ways to do this is to learn a few new words. When Jake and I were in the German side of Switzerland, I was really embarrassed that we didn't know how to say simple things such as "excuse me." Even though a majority of people we needed to communicate with spoke English, I find it ignorant to not make at least a teeny effort to speak the country's language.
I predict I might be asking for a lot of help in Croatia, specifically regarding directions. So I am setting out to learn 10 new Croatian words. I'm sure there are resources online that can teach me pronunciation.
So what 10 hrvatski jezik words do you recommend I learn? I know I have some readers out there who have done a bit of traveling in their days. Leave me a comment on the blog, or send me a facebook or twitter message.