Map of Castles Czech Austrian

One Really Long Solo Holiday

Last week while practicing conditional statements with my students, one worksheet prompted: would you travel on holiday by yourself? I think most people would tend to look at this question and immediately answer “no.” Most of my students did and until this experience I probably would have said the same. However, in reality, my experience here is like one long trip to a small and … Continue reading One Really Long Solo Holiday

The Ponte Vecchio and Arno

2 Down, 8 to Go

As my second official month here comes to a close, I am feeling more plunged into this experience than ever.  It feels as if I have been here for a least 5 months and it is hard to believe I still have so much time here.  Both September and October followed a similar pattern.  The beginnings of both months were hectic, stimulating, and busy.  Then … Continue reading 2 Down, 8 to Go

Znojmo sky

Grappling with Gratitude

While it is definitely still far from being Thanksgiving, I would like to dedicate this post to the amazing things and opportunities thus far in my Fulbright experience.  Several times this week I felt elated and overly happy, yet frustrated with the inability to show proper gratitude for people and things here.  So maybe this may sound like I am bragging, but here are some … Continue reading Grappling with Gratitude