Screen Shot 2014-03-02 at 5.04.55 PMDo you have your passport? If not, please visit the U.S. State Department’s website for information on getting a passport.

Here’s the site:

And a link.


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Here are a few sites:

Current Weather Online for southern Europe.

Rick Steves’ Weather in Europe. Be sure to check the cities!

Here’s a good site for both Italy and Croatia at Gate 1 Travel.


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Italy and Croatia are both part of the European Union, but only Italy uses the Euro while Croatia uses the Kuna.

Here’s a converter to try:  XE Currency Converter

Images of euros: Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 12.09.41 PM

And here are Croatian kuna:

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From wikipedia: “The word “kuna” means “marten” in Croatian since it is based on the use of marten pelts as units of value in medieval trading.” Here’s a man with a kuna and a kuna in the wild:

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