This post is dedicated to the many people who have asked me over the last two months, Sure, you like Czech lit, but “why are you really here?” I haven’t studied Czech language before. I also don’t have Czech ancestry. Here’s why I’m here: First, because castles. Because Americans are often intolerant of other cultures in the name … Continue reading Why Are You Really Here?
Between September 19-24, I got to return to Prague, partly for Fulbright orientation. The first two days were super fun exploring with my fellow ETA Trishia. We stayed in Dlouhá Traveller’s Hostel centrally located in Old Town. It was many-storied and a bit impersonal, but two highlights were the bangin’ hostel breakfast and decoration of the … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled in Prague (Part II)
And tonight for dinner: Peanut butter and jelly rice cakes. At least it’s homemade strawberry jam? Continue reading I’m trying to be less American, but it’s not working.
I just had the best weekend since coming to the Czech Republic. Don’t get me wrong- many moments have been amazing. I loved my trip to Olomouc, mushrooming for the first time, and seeing Charles Bridge. But this weekend, I was reminded how alive you can feel when you are fully immersed in a travel … Continue reading How to Feel Alive: A Tip Guide