Lots of people like to go to Croatia, for waterfalls and whatnot (and beaches!).
I went to Rovinj, Croatia, for a Salsa Festival. The Croatian Summer Salsa Festival is HUGE. The dance parties have four different dance floors: Salsa Cubano, LA style, Salsa and Bachata, and Kizombo. I went by myself. This proved to be a huge mistake.
This festival taught me that there are two types of dancers:
1. Concerned with skill, technique, and perfection.
2. Don’t think, just joyfully throw their bodies at the music.
Unfortunately I danced with far too many of the type 1 kind. One dude actually stopped in the middle of the song, stiffly said “Thank You”, and walked off.
A good dancer should make you confident and happy, no matter what your skill level. I got extremely frustrated because even when I found a really fun wild dancer, there were SO MANY people that chances were I’d never run into them again. Thousands and thousands. Overwhelming. I think it might have been fun if I would have gone with friends, but solo I was just an anonymous face in a huge crowd. I did learn a lot though, finally mastered the suzy-Q for instance, not sure why it took me so long.
A crowd of dancers (although the ones actually dancing are sorta far in the back.)
Coming home at six AM, (because I had to take a boat back to my hotel, and it didn’t start running till six)
Typical street in the town.