February 16th, 2014

There have been too many times this week when I have to stop myself and ask, “Am I really living in Prague right now”? I cannot believe that I’m on my 4th week of living in the Czech Republic! My daily living seems so normal to me at this point yet I still find myself constantly making new observations about this city, the people, and this experience.

This week was my second and final week of my intensive Czech language class! It really is nice to be able to atleast order food in Czech and say a few fun phrases. My favorites so far are “Nazdravi” which means cheers and “Na Shledanou” which means goodbye! While sitting in a classroom for almost 5 hours a day learning a difficult language doesn’t sound like the most fun time, I grew to appreciate the ample amount of time that I was given to adapt to the culture.

It’s now Sunday at 10:20 p.m. and it’s safe to say I’m exhausted from a fun-filled weekend. From being shoved around in a mosh-pit (I didn’t last too long, let’s be real) to celebrating the end of winter Czech style, I definetly celebrated the “orientation” portion of the program being over.

While my entire weekend was kickin’, I have to admit that my favorite parts of the week were the small moments. While I acknowledge the fact that I’m annoying for saying cheesy things, the little moments truly are the best. From walking home alone along the Charles Bridge to wearing groutfits and running to catch a tram with my friends, I want to make sure I’m remembering the small moments that made this experience that much better.

Classes officially start tomorrow, and I can’t decide whether I’m excited, terrified, or sad.

^^^I really have nothing else to say about that.

Good new is, I found my first “spot”. It’s a bagel place…….(judge me).

Na Shledanou,

Lizzie

P.S. Enjoy some pictures below!

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^Home sweet home!!

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^This is the gorgeous Estates Theatre in which we had our own box to see Don Giovanni!!

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^Some weird people with weird masks at a weird traditional Czech festival. Awesome.

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2 responses to “February 16th, 2014

  1. Bernard & Denise

    Thanks for the update! Love you!

  2. Denise Schmitt

    Reply from Grandma and Grandpa. They love you very much. I forward your blog to them!

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