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22/05/2019

Pag Field Trip

Pag Field Trip

On May 15th we embarked on a field trip to the island of Pag. On the first day we saw the large Pag Bridge and the wind was blowing which gave a beautiful view to the vicinity. After getting on the island we stopped at a small village Kolan where we had lunch and took a tour of the Gligora Cheese Factory. We visited the ageing room and the production facility learning the story of the Pag cheese. We tasted different types of Gligora cheese in the tasting room on the upper floor of the factory admiring a breath-taking view of the Kolan field.

Afterwards we travelled to the northern top of the island and visited the Olive Gardens of Lun, one of the oldest olive tree yards in the world. While walking through the olive gardens we learnt that there are 80 000 olive trees there and that the oldest tree is 2000 years old.

After the excellent tour through the field we stopped at the Novalja town where I spend my summer holidays. We got some free time to walk around the small peaceful town and it was very enjoyable. We ended our day checking into the Belveder hotel in the town of Pag where we had dinner.

On the second day we visited the Juraj Dalmatinac Primary School in the town of Pag. The Principal Ms. Željka Zubović gave us a warm welcome. The students presented rich cultural heritage of the island of Pag, demonstrated needle-making of Pag lace and taught us how to dance ‘Pag wheel dance’ and ‘Pag tanac’. It was a lovely get-together and we are looking forward to their visit to Zagreb.

In the morning and afternoon we took bicycle tours in the Novalja fields. While cycling we were admiring the drywalls, beautiful scenery, sheep grazing and definitely felt the heart of the island. Heading back to the town of Pag we participated in the coastal clean-up action organized on one of its beaches in cooperation with the Tourist Board Pag. Once we came back to the hotel we had dinner and a pool party.

On the third day we had a sightseeing tour of the town of Pag during which we visited the Skrivanat Tower, the Gallery of Pag lace, the Exhibition of Salt where we learnt about the traditional way of getting salt on the island of Pag and had an opportunity to taste the Pag baškotin, a sweet toasted biscuit made according to a special convent recipe cherished by Benedictine nuns for more than 300 years.

After the sightseeing tour we travelled to the Zrće beach where we spent most of our time wakeboarding, which was the best part of the field trip. After all the fun we departed for Zagreb and came back home at around 10 o' clock.

I will definitely remember this field trip because it was so nice to see my favourite friends and people on the island where I spent all my summer holidays. The field trip activities were great and getting to know more about the island I love so much was perfect for me. I only wish I could go back in time to revisit it with my classmates.

Roko (MYP3)

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