So many things happened since I arrived in the Czech Republic about a month ago. My first impression of the city: GORGEOUS! The charming Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, streets paved in cobblestones. I could not help but stare in awe as I stood in the middle of Václavské náměstí/ Wenceslaus Square (pictured above). I’m definitely not in California anymore!
Every time I meet someone, I often get asked, WHY PRAGUE? Honestly, I was just being adventurous. Prague was not even my original choice. Ages ago, I wrote in my Bucket List that I wanted to live in a foreign country for more than six months. Somewhere where I do not know anyone, where I do not speak the language, where I’m not familiar with the culture or the history, and of course, somewhere I have never been. Prague ticked off everything on that list. Plus, they have an exchange program for International Relations at the University of Economics. Perfect!
Fast forward to October, I can say that I’ve slowly adapted to the Czech way of life. I’m surprised the amount of culture shock was not as heavy as I anticipated. I had my tram stops and metro routes figured out (Oh, public transportation here is quite efficient!) Also, I can even do some grocery shopping without getting overwhelmed (seriously, Czech words can be intimidating when you’re just trying to find milk!)
The transition from California to Praha has been crazy and amazing. I cannot wait to share more stories and introduce the friends I made along the way. But this is all for now. Till the next adventure!