Our students are great travelers. There were no complaints as we waited in lines at check-in, airport security, or passport control. Everyone followed instructions and arrived on time at designated rendezvous points. The outbound leg went as planned. Our Explorica tour guide, Ivan, greeted us as we emerged from the airline terminal. The tour bus is quite luxurious, and both guide and driver will be with us until we depart from Venice. The Hotel Astarea is our base of operations for the next two days. It is springtime in Croatia, and our rooms look out over the Adriatic Sea. After a sumptuous buffet dinner, many of us turned in early. Tomorrow promises to be a busy day full of discovery in the heart of historic Dubrovnik.