Goodbye Prague

I believe I am a little late on this post, traveling and returning home after such a long absence can really make time move in strange ways. But nonetheless I have some final reflection to do on my summer! First and foremost, I must say that this has been an incredible experience, far too often…

Last week

I think this has been the longest summer I’ve had on the books. It feels like ever since I was young, towards the end of every summer I have always had the same sentiment of, “man, summer flew by.” But this time I feel I have had a genuinely long and fruitful summer. I remember…

2 cities. 1 weekend

This weekend was certainly an interesting one. A friend and were planning to go to Budapest for the weekend as it is quite close to Prague and still on our list of things to do. Searching for a cheap flight to the city we discovered the most cost efficient way to get to Budapest was…

Exploring Alone

I still have 3 weeks remaining on my trip yet I feel like the end is approaching so much quicker than I expected. Now the end of my time in Prague is on the horizon. This has inspired me to start a list, slowly accumulating everything I have not done yet, so much more to…

A Little Homesick

This past week I have found myself becoming more homesick then I expected which is becoming a new challenge of its own. I think this week is becoming especially bad because half the students in my dorm’s trip has ended this week. Then another group of students will be departing the next week and then…

Over the Hump

I think the two significant things happening to me going into this week are both personal and work related. As far as my personal issues go, I’m really starting to stretch my summer budget, i think I will have to roll out a new wave restrictions on my spending habits. I just have to mention…

Mid-Program reflection

The halfway point of my summer in Prague has come faster than I expected yet looking back there is so much to think about. I think this Blog is an excellent opportunity to reflect on my expectations and hopes coming into the trip and how they compares to where I am right now. Naturally a…

Culture Cross

This past weekend has pushed me to explore a question which has become quite interesting to me. The question is at what point is it fair to loosen your adherence to a country’s culture, making yourself more comfortable at the expense of the norms around you? I’ll elaborate on the context. My friends and I…

Weekend Plans

This week I have attempted to plan my first trip outside of Prague. The destination is Amsterdam and the preparations have gone almost as poorly as they could go, with most thanks to myself for the difficulties. My friends and I decided we wanted to visit Amsterdam this weekend a few days ago, but we…