weekends like these are reminders of why i chose to come try my hand at living, working, and traveling in europe. so i can go take hikes, eat at czech restaurants, stroll around castles, and lay in the grass in the spring sunshine. explore new areas! eat dinners on the balcony, listen to birds tweeting. life in budêjovice is so chill. walking to work, which barely feels like work takes seven minutes and on the way i walk over a canal, walk down a beautiful street (my favorite in the city: česka) and pass some old churches. the other half of my lessons i actually go to the homes and the places of business of the clients and get to see new parts of the city that way.
today, on the first relatively warm and sunny spring day of the year, we endeavored to take a bus 20 minutes north of budêjovice to a village called hosín, then hike an hour down a hill to hluboká nad vltavou– a village that contains a beautiful disney-worthy castle and chateau in the neo-gothic, french (in my opinion) design. the brochure said english windsor gothic, but whatever. the main point is, we hung out and layed around in the sunshine in front castle near our home today, and it was awesome.
and then we bused the 30 minutes home and popped in some pizzas…
and ate them outside.
also, it is 8 PM and it’s still light out! life is good, happy sunday all.