It’s crazy for me to think that two years ago August 27th, I was boarding a plane to the Czech Republic. Two years ago this week, I met some of the most amazing people who I am still lucky enough to call close friends, despite being geographically distant, who came from all over the world to embark on a study abroad adventure beginning in Prague. I was able to travel all over Europe with them and once we were back in our respective homelands, all over America with them.
During my study abroad adventures in Prague, I was able to see gorgeous architecture. Buildings that weren’t destroyed by Hitler during World War 2 still stand. I was able to visit some seriously old buildings on my trip, as well as those of more modern construction.
I had to figure out how to convert dollars to Czech koruna. Since the conversion rate changes rapidly, this was not easy. But isn’t the money pretty?
My body had to adjust to a completely different diet than it had ever been used to eating. Stews and beer everyday caused me to gain over 10 lbs abroad. And yes, I was walking or metro-ing everywhere we went. I suppose it was that “I’m only here once” mentality I had during the trip. The food was amazing everywhere we ate!
I love going back through all of the pictures I took during my four months abroad. I get to relive the adventures I experienced and remember the awesome people I met along the way. I’m still in contact with some of the people I met who were not in our study abroad program, but were on their own, traveling the world. Now and then, I’ll share some of my stories from this epic semester abroad. Oktoberfest, Istanbul, a bone church, and more. Coming your way. Soon-ish.