Monday, May 21, 2007

A beautiful site for the ISA congress

ISA is the umbrella organisation of the national stuttering associations, and has a congress every four years. The last congress was is Perth (Australia). This year's congress was in Croatia in Cavtat near Dubrovnik. The conference itself was held in Hotel Croatia which is beautifully set on a hill next to the coast. The first picture shows the hotel's terrace where conference participants sat during breaks. The great thing was that they had a free wireless network! The next picture shows the nice hotel beach. I spent two days there. There was no sand, but it was OK. I also went swimming there.
The most useful room in the hotel was the disco/bar Posseidon in the cellar. The design is all Austin Power style, and a big dance floor in the middle. It was open every day, and often people from the conference would get together there. I even managed to convince Velda Osborne, Chair of the BSA and member of the Older Generation, to join in after the gala dinner. The next day she blamed me that I had been a bad corrupting influence on her, and that I "made her" stay at the bar until 3 o'clock in the morning. When she went up to the reception to get a taxi back to her hotel, the porter said "But Madam, it is 3 o'clock in morning, there are no taxi." And then I think he drove her back...Picture are from the net. If someone has better pictures, pls let me know!


Anonymous said...

Photos look great. The wife and I have been thinking of backpacking Croatia after a trip to Italy? But what gives -- you say its a costly place? I've heard the opposite?

Greg Kenyon
Dayton, Ohio USA

Tom Weidig said...

I say it is expensive when compared to what you get in return. In Italy or Spain, the people seem less focused on your money and the food better.

But it might only be the Dubrovnik area.

Anonymous said...

I like the photo illustrating your description of ISA as an "umbrella" organization.

Anonymous said...

There are several shots of the congress in this page:

Including some in which you appear:

Who are the persons who are with you in the photos?