Wow. I’ve been here over a week. I’m glad I arrived on a weekend, because that meant that I had two days to spend with my host mom, visiting different places in Prague.
So the first day i walked around Zličín a bit, it’s a lovely area, but quite close to two major highways. There are so many beautiful houses in Zličín, I’m looking forward to exploring it more. The picture below is of a pond near the center of Zličín
The second day I was here my host mom and I went into the Center of Prague and walked around a lot. We went to the old town, old town square, Prague castle, Charles bridge and Wenceslas square(not necessarily in that order though). The images down below are from all these places.
There was also an audiovisual exhibit at a concert hall(I think) that had Bedřich Smetana’s Vltava put to a bunch of video clips of The area around Prague and around the river. It was so so beautiful, I love that piece of music so much and I can’t wait until I can go hiking here. I also had my first rotary meeting on Wednesday, it was so so fun, everyone that I’ve met so far seems really nice. It’s a rather small club, with only about 14 members. There will be two other inbound exchange students in the same club as me.
Another cool experience is that I got to go to a czech grocery store, everything is so different, it was really cool.
Over all I’ve had a pretty good first week, I did go running a few times so that was really fun.
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It’s almost a week that I’ve been here in Prague! Wow! It’s been a lot to take in, there are so many new and exciting things here! Sorry for not posting this sooner, I’ve been super busy this week.
So let’s start with my flight here, it was pretty uneventful, up until I got to Frankfurt. My flight in had run a bit late, so I had less than an hour to clear customes, which didn’t take long at all, especially considering the very large line. But after customes I basically just ran through the airport, I had no time to even catch my breath. When I finally got to my gate everyone had been boarded, but the bus to take us all to the plane was still there(thank goodness), when I got in I met a fellow exchange student. It was really nice to talk to him, and, of course, catch my breath. The flight from Frankfurt to Prague was so pretty, I had a window seat so I could see all the fields and the beautiful red rooves as we descended. When we landed I got off the flight and I walked to the baggage claim area with the two other exchange students that were on my flight. After the baggage claim we went out to meet our families, I was met by my host mom, host sister, counselor, a rotex student(former exchanger), and the president of my host club. It was amazing seeing them all for the first time, I’m really looking forward to spending the year here.
Overall it was a good travel day(minus the running) and I loved meeting my new host family. I’ll be writing another post in the next couple of days about what I’ve done in Prague so far. Thanks so much for taking he time to read my blog, it means a lot to me.