"It is a bittersweet thing, knowing two cultures. It is a curse to love two countries."
Prague has captured my soul and tugs at my heartstrings, thus I want to share my love of this beautiful city with you.
I want you to fall in love as I have.
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?
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