“Prague never let’s you go…this dear little mother has sharp claws.”- Franz Kafka.
Three months have passed.
Life has been pretty hectic lately. It is amazing how fast time has passed and how much things have changed. Unfortunately I did not have time to write and I know that I have to pick up where I left off…and where did we leave off exactly?
There’s a little secret that I discovered earlier in October about travelling. During fall break, my friends and I visited Budapest and Bratislava. One day before our journey, we noted things to see and do, planned our budget and outfits, packed our bags with lots of snacks, sandwiches, fruit and vegetables and left Prague on a Monday at 7:30 a.m. We had made all the necessary reservations and couldn’t wait to arrive in Budapest. I don’t know if I have shared this before, but one of the most amazing things about travelling to a place you’ve never been to is the fact that you can get lost. You get a map, ask a stranger, get mad, miss a train or even get hungry, but somehow you still manage to find your way and finding your way after getting lost is wonderful. The apartment we had booked was located in the center and had a super-stylish interior. Luckily the weather was warm so we got to walk around the city and not carry our coats. Bonus point. After having visited the Parliament, the Buda Castle, Chain Bridge and the Royal Palace, we left for Bratislava the next day. Bratislava’s old town was smaller than Budapest but beautiful. We got to buy little gifts for our loved ones and visit Bratislava Castle. Both places are beyond beautiful and I have pictures to prove it.
After our journey ended, my mother came to visit and we had a nice time exploring the streets of Prague. I couldn’t believe how much I had missed her. Even though there are a lot of things I wish to mention, I want to focus on the quote I have shared with you above (at the beginning of the blog.) Each day we read quotes and somehow connect them to our lives. The quote I shared is one of the truest quotes I have ever read. I am leaving Prague in three weeks and I know I am not going to be happy. I want to dedicate a whole blog-post to my final thoughts about Prague and share it when time comes, but for now, it’s hard to have final thoughts on an experience this amazing. All I’m doing right now is replaying…
P.S This last week has been a blast. Festa is here and I am enjoying the last day with her before she leaves.