Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Summer Summertime

You may want to listen to this summertime tune while reading...

Yes, that is DJ Jazzy Jeff... we're takin' it back to summer 1991

With temps reaching the mid to high 30's (celsius my friends, celsius), Czechs are rushing to what I lovingly call the Czech-version-of-a-beach to cool off.  Rivers, reservoirs, pools, ponds, plastic baby pools ...anything cool and wet and refreshing during these dog days of summer.  

(For those of you wondering, here's an easy way to convert celsius to fahrenheit:  multiply by 9, divide by 5, then add 32). 

I happen to like math.  

I feel your eyes shooting daggers at me right now.

Czechs at Divoká Šárka, a natural reserve, just outside of Prague.  

There is a public pool (water from the Šárka spring creek that passes through) in the middle of this natural reserve.  

Quite nice, don't you agree?  

But wait!  

Did you really think that a fable (or, err...a truth) would not be attached to a mere watering hole?  Silly, reader!  Divoká Šárka contains a gorge that is named after the warrior Šárka, who, according to mythology, threw herself to her death from its cliffs.  

And if you're lucky, you may spot the Black Woodpecker... this area is the closest to the city of Prague where they live

Read the full article at Radio Prague HERE

A sincere THANK YOU to two special people

Where have I been, dear readers?
That is a question that even I can not answer.  I ADORE writing on this blog and sharing my love of all things Czech with you, but I guess you can say that somewhere along the way I got sidetracked, somewhere along the way I got too wrapped up in work (so cliché, isn't it?).  Sadly, is true.

Recently I shared my blog with a lovely couple who may be visiting, and hopefully living for a while, in my beloved city of Prague.  The excitement I felt when they shared this information with me, and the kind words I received after they perused the blog, reignited my passion.  It never left me, gasp oh no!, it just needed to come forth again.

You two know who you are... and I thank you dearly!

As we would end anything in Czech....

Here's to you!