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

2015: Traveling On

With 2016 mere hours away, I was on a flight home from Guatemala and had time to think about my past year of travel with another stamp in my passport just in time. Here are my personal traveling highlights of 2015, with many other trips and stories in between. March 2015: Chicago Although I cannot say I fell in love with the grandeur Chicago itself, … Continue reading 2015: Traveling On

Znojmo pamatky

Poslední Před Nakonec*

Although I thought this week would feature much more time to relax after the stress of last week, I found myself really busy and the time definitely flew by. However, it hasn’t really hit me yet that I’m leaving in one week. Although many of my meetings with people this week have been “the lasts,” I still have the feeling like I will see everyone … Continue reading Poslední Před Nakonec*

Fulbright school family

Approaching Full Circle

The past week was extremely busy with the last official week of school, saying many goodbyes before the start of summer holidays, and moving out of my flat by the end of the month. While packed with all good (and of course a bit sad) things, I’m happy now to have a more relaxed week before my one week of summer camp counselor-ing and then … Continue reading Approaching Full Circle

2013-2014 Czech Republic and Slovakia Fulbrighters

All Downhill From Here

This past weekend marked my official halfway point of this amazing Fulbright year. As my fellow ETAs and I kicked off our Mid-Year conference weekend reminiscing about great and terrible bands of the 90s and early 00s I figured this would be an appropriate title for this blog post (“All Downhill From Here” is the title of a song by the band New Found Glory). … Continue reading All Downhill From Here

Sunset Panorama Alps

A Central European Holiday

Ok so now that the holidays have settled down I will do a small recap of my winter break from school and the culmination of the Christmas holiday. The school “semester” ended with a marathon of American Christmas lessons to 12 classes of jaded students, anxious to just be done with school already. I wore my Santa hat and proceeded to try and make Czech … Continue reading A Central European Holiday

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