….some interesting information about the Czech culture. I’ve found quite a few more blogs that are amazing. Also, I am realizing (or remembering) that I do not follow politics or world news nearly enough, the lack of history and culture (or at least knowledge of these things) in my personal background is depressing, and I am too all over the place to decide where to put what little energy I give myself into any one thing for long enough to see it through.
My boyfriend can speak 3 languages plus Latin. I can’t seem to get disciplined enough to learn a second one.
I come up with all kinds of good ideas, have a spark of enthusiasm, and then get distracted by something else. And then forget about it. Or get back to it years later. Maybe I just don’t drink enough coffee.
Well, I’m hoping this blog will help whip some of these problem areas into better shape. Something about publishing thoughts and experiences lends itself to a more lasting effort. I’m enjoying learning and the thought of integrating the Czech way into our home more and more, and I know Martin will be thrilled with that.
Here are a couple of random observations I have acquired from Martin/visiting Czech:
-Czechs like for their beer to start out with a LOT of foam (as pictured here). Much less than this borders on insult.
-They have recently elected a new president, whose name is Milos Zeman. He was running against a guy who’s face was covered in tattoos.
– The caraway seed is put into almost every Czech bread I tried, and I HATE that seed with a fiery passion.
– Summer in Prague reminded me of summers in Atlanta, but Prague winters are much colder/snowier.
– A lot of the Czechs I met could speak English but didn’t because they were worried they weren’t good enough at it.
– A lot of Americans do not realize that Czechoslovakia no longer exists.
The view from my bedroom window right now. Cold out there.