April 4, 2014 Live from the road

Stara Gradiška - Kutina

Reported by Dipavajan Renner 65.0 km

We left Bosnia and Herzegovina behind as we crossed the bridge over the Sava in Gradiška. It was time for us to say good bye to Amur, our Bosnian coordinator.

Ostavili smo Bosnu i Hercegovinu kako smo prešli mostom Savu u Gradiški. Oprostili smo se od Amura, našeg bosanskog koordinatora.

City representatives of Gradiška carried the torch onto the bridge, which marks the border...

Predstavnik Gradiške ponio je baklju na most, koji označava granicu...

...to meet the Representative from Croatia.

...za susret sa predstavnikom iz Hrvatske...

A group picture and the torch officially entered Croatia.

Grupna slika a baklja je službeno ušla u Hrvatsku

...the first steps...

...prvi koraci...

Our first meeting: the school in Stara Gradiška. It was a lovely small school with very cheerful kids.

Naš prvi doček: škola u Staroj Gradišci. To je bila mala dražesna škola sa radosnom djecom.

...a great welcome...

...velika dobrodošlica...

...it was real fun to run with the kids through the grass...

...bilo je zabavno trčati sa djecom kroz travu...

Thank you Stara Gradiška!

Hvala Stara Gradiška!

The kids joined us on our way out...

Djeca su nam se pridružila na izlasku...

...and we reached Okučani. Pupils in traditional costumes greeted us...

...stigli smo u Okučane. Djeca u tradicionalnim nošnjama su nas pozdravila...

...the first part of the meeting took place in front of the school.

...prvi dio prijema odigrao se ispred škole.

...and then the school's program continued in the gym hall.

...školski program nastavio se u dvorani...

Thank you Okučani for the welcome!

Hvala vam Okučani na gostoprimstvu!

...daily hightech business on the road...

The Croatian kids proofed to be really athletic: in each place we had runners who carried the torch into their community.

The kids in Novska headed for the main square!

Djeca u Novskoj idu prema glavnom trrgu!

...awaiting the runners...

...u očekivanju trkača...

Half an hour program! The kids gave their best!

Pola sata programa! Djeca su dala sve od sebe!

A big thank you to the community and to the school! The deputy mayor and the principal together held the torch.

Velika zahvala zajednici i školi! Zamjenik gradonačelnika i ravnateljica škole zajedno drže baklju.

Thank you Novska for the warm welcome!

Hvala Novska na toploj dobrodošlici!

The kids joined us for a long distance...

Djeca su nam se pridružila na većoj distanci...

Banova Jaruga was next. A lovely school!

Banova jaruga bila je sljedeća. Kakva divna škola!

The deputy mayor passed the torch.

Zamjenik gradonačelnika primio je baklju.

Nice performance....

Dirljiv nastup.

Time for another tree:

Vrijeme je za još jedno drvo:

In teamwork with the kids the planting was successful!

U timskom radu sa djecom sadnja je bila uspješna!

What was that?

Što je to bilo?

Thank you Banova Jaruga for the great meeting!

Hvala Banova jaruga na divnom prijemu!

Welcome to Kutina! The kids really took off!

Doček u Kutini! Djeca su sve preuzela!

..up the hill and we reached the school...

...uz brdo i stigli smo do škole...

The deputy mayor and the principal awaited us....

Dogradonačelnik i ravnateljica su nas čekali...

...big smiles everywhere...

...veliki osmjesi svugdje...

Peace can be felt in the heart by everybody!

Mir se može osjetiti u svačijem srcu!

The final schoolyard stampede...

Finalni stampedo u školskom igralištu...

Thank you Kutina for the hospitality! A really nice day in Croatia!

Hvala Kutini na gostoprimstvu! Zaista lijep dan u Hrvatskoj!

Torch carried by
Amur Basic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dipavajan Renner (Austria), Dragan Nikolic (Serbia), Goga Petrovcic (Croatia), Lucas Buchta (Czech Republic), Marc Schrader (Germany), Sead Unkic (Croatia), Thomas Strohn (Germany), Tihomir Cundic (Croatia), Tom McGuire (New Zealand), Vladimir Salnikov (Moldova).  
Photographers
Vladimir Salnikov
The torch has travelled 65.0 km from Stara Gradiška to Kutina.

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