Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Beginning of the Prague Experience

My first two weeks in Prague have been a blur. I do not only have a great opportunity but I am also in a great atmosphere. I get to learn in the beautiful, old city of Prague. While I enjoy living in this city, and in this great apartment, there is still a lot to get used to. The first major adjustment is being a small town girl in a city. It is much louder and busier than what I am used to but the change in pace is welcome. The language barrier is not a major burden considering many people in Prague speak English or, at the very least, can understand me. We were also given a short lesson on some important words to know in Czech. Thankfully, History of the English Language has proven to be useful when it comes to pronouncing these words and phrases.
Food is another thing which I will have to adjust. While McDonald's appears to be universal and the local restaurants offer some of the best food I've ever tasted, I am not used to the limited selection of products in the grocery stores. Grocery stores in cities tend to be lacking, especially when grocery stores tend to just be mini markets, but it is also compounded by the different, and missing, brands and packaging in Central Europe. However, this is a welcome challenge as I get to test my cooking skills. I look forward to being challenged over the course of my time here. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow and I am glad I made this decision.