As some of you might now, I live in the Czech Republic. And to be honest, I’ve always tried to ignore this fact as I’ve hated this country with all my heart.
I don’t particularly know why. Maybe it was the people, maybe our politics, maybe Czech literature or the fact that I would never be succesful as a writer here – and maybe it was prejudice.
However, I’ve finally woken up recently and I’ve realised that I had never given this country a chance. And so I’ve decided to create this series EXPLORING CZECHIA.
The funny thing is, I can explore this whole country completely for free because my dad works with trains and so I don’t have to pay a single cent for going wherever I want to. But only as long as I’m a student. I’ve never used this advantage much.
Seriously, people. Life has given me lemons. And I almost let them rot.
The first city I wanted to explore was MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNĚ as they say it’s lovely in there. And it truly is. It’s located in the western part of Czechia and it takes three ours to get there from Most, so I reckon it wouldn’t take so long to travel there from Prague.
Look at all those photos I took.
This was my first solo trip ever, I think, and I must say it was great. You can never get bored if you have a good book, right? This book is called TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom and I absolutely loved it.
This was amazing – as soon as I walked into the train station building, there was a man with books. And he told me that they were all for free, that he didn’t want any money and that I could take whatever I wanted. Plus we talked about communism and about his life in Canada. And he told me which way to go in order to get to the centre. It was a great man.
This is the most pittoresque library I’ve ever seen.
Even ducks appreciate a good shower.
Okay, I’m sorry but everytime I see animals, I just go soo overboard with taking photos of them. Epecially birds. Like what the heck, even I don’t understand myself.
This sign means ‘A BEAUTIFUL HOME’. I just had to take a photo of it, I found it so nice.
I really liked Mariánské lázně. Although there were perhaps too many luxurious hotels, the town itself was very calm, quiet and oh so beautiful. The architecture just amazed me so much. Seriously, I could spend all day just watching the houses.
If you ever go to the Czech Republic, don’t forget to visit Mariánské lázně – there’s also a very famous SPA (as the name suggests – Mariánské lázně literally means Marians SPA).