A Simple Flight Not so Simple
I’m here, I’m here. After a bit of a harrowing two days of travel where each one of our flights was significantly late, causing a flurry of rebooking of flights, we are here, arriving just before midnight June 14. Waiting were three of the students that arrived before us and a wonderful family that had prepared an incredible midnight snack of chicken noodle soup and what I would call quiche. We were famished and very appreciative of the…well really, full-on dinner. Then to sleep.
Time does fly and a mere 10 hours later – wow I don’t ever sleep that long – I’m up with puffy eyes and wandering barefoot through the garden and discovering all the exciting cubbies of knowledge here at Sunacano Selo.
The Entrance The Gardens where I got to pull weeds very similar to ours
The proprietors Helena, Davorin, Danko and Tanja have been very hospitable in sharing their space and the history of the site. What appears to be about 20 acres and encompasses: a U-shaped compound that includes 3 sleeping areas, a central kitchen/gathering area, a large dining hall that seats at least 45, at least 4 workshop areas that are filled with antique tools of every kind, two large gardens, a barn filled with antique farming implements, a full sized house, acres of pasture and a swimming pool. Think the compound in the movie Dirty Dancing.
Danko & Tanja – Our Awesome Chefs
I’ve spent the last 26 hours getting settled in, exploring the space, getting past jet lag and eating great food. Day two culminated with a light lunch at 6pm of: cole slaw; dill, carrot and kohlrabi soup; ginger roasted chicken; and vanilla ice cream and fresh picked strawberries. Today (day 3) we are off to meet vice mayor of Koprivnica to discover the depth of our project.