Foggy Charles Bridge

Falling for Autumn in the Czech Republic

For my annual trip to the Czech Republic, I decided to extend my stay a bit longer to visit some new (and old) places, but mainly to see all of my friends and “family” there. Along the way, I managed to see a lot of my favorite spots around the country, as well as go to some beautiful places, accentuated by the autum colors, for … Continue reading Falling for Autumn in the Czech Republic

Brno View from the Top of the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul

Visits and Adventures

May has meant official “spring” weather in Znojmo. The week I returned from Copenhagen was rainy and chilly, although apparently this is an annual event related to saints and like St. Martin’s Day in November, it signals the official coming of warm weather and the time to plant your flowers (according to Jana). Then, last week was sunny, gorgeous, and HOT! It was perfect for the … Continue reading Visits and Adventures

Austria Countryside

10 Days, 6 Cities, 4 Countries, 1 Car

Ask almost any European and they will say that Americans who come to Europe tend to be huge overachievers. To us, everything on this continent seems so close. So why wouldn’t we try to see as many places on this diverse continent as possible? For Easter break, my lovely mother, stepdad, and sister visited to accomplish a whirlwind sightseeing tour of Central Europe. My adventure … Continue reading 10 Days, 6 Cities, 4 Countries, 1 Car

With Grandparents in Telč

Spring Wake-up Call

Please be sure to read the final paragraph of this post to #SaveFulbright! Since my last post the weather in the Czech Republic has turned amazing! The past week was 50s and sunny everyday and it seems as if the sleepy winter mood has lifted. People are out and about, flowers are starting to pop out of the ground and it’s so much easier to … Continue reading Spring Wake-up Call

Prague Old Town Square Christmas

‘Tis the Season

The Czech Republic has become a Christmas wonderland! In just one week of the Advent period (the 4 Sundays before Christmas), I have now been to four Christmas markets and witnessed several important traditions leading up to the ultimate tradition of Czech Christmas. The week started with the beginning of the Advent period in Prague. I met up with my fellow Fulbrighters for a Czech-style … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season

Fulbright teacher

Cultural Observer

This weekend was jam packed with Czech culture and I truly felt immersed in life here. Starting with Friday, I helped out with my school’s “Open House” by teaching an optional English lesson for students. A surprising number showed up and I tried to make it fun by teaching about Thanksgiving.  We learned some history, competed for who could make the most words out of … Continue reading Cultural Observer