Yup, you read that right! They lick their stamps here. That’s one of the things I’ve learned recently, among others like how Czech Post Offices have zero English signs and the clerks will probably laugh at your obvious American-ness as you struggle to find the mailbox. But good news is I mailed some letters and postcards to the U.S. the other day (hopefully successfully)! I also received a jar of peanut butter and a few bags of Goldfish from America that I’ve already made a dent in – thanks mom!!
In other news, it’s the fifth week of school and midterms are approaching soon. I can’t say I’ve learned an exceedingly large amount of information here but assignments are being completed and I am surviving. I miss home a little bit (okay maybe more than a little bit) but so many exciting things are happening! I’m grateful to be where I’m at and I know I’ll never get an opportunity like this. I’m young, have no strings tying me down, and I’m more eager than ever to learn about the world. This past weekend I took a day trip to Bratislava, Slovakia. This upcoming weekend I’m going to London and next week I’m heading to Dublin, Ireland. Not many people get to say that!! Like how am I even saying that right now!? Moreover, I’m doing big things and I’m still in shock that it’s all happening. Trying to take everything in and live in the present.
I’d write more but I have way too many thoughts right now. So here’s some recent highlights instead: