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

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*

Znojmo Skyline

Flashback Flash-forward

This week I had another great Znojmo and traveling week (do I sound like a broken record yet?). It’s hard to believe how fast time is flying and that the things that I had planned so far in advance are now happening and becoming the past. Even scarier is that the official three-months to go mark is approaching tomorrow. Znojmo really has become home, and … Continue reading Flashback Flash-forward

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

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

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