The house I am staying at is only a short 5 minute walk away from the center of town. Coincidently there was a street festival in session which was a great way to start my stay! Performers of all ages participated in displaying a wide array of talents. There was a local band, a group of young acrobats, dancers dressed in traditional Czech outfits, a puppet show, sword fighters, and even a man stilts! I got some great clips towards the beginning of the show, but due to an unfortunate “running low on battery life” I resorted to pictures towards the end.
I got to try some great food too! Bramboraky, a fried potato pancakes type things, is a common street snack food. Grilled sausages seemed to be a fan favorite as well. I can’t imagine my heart being happy after all that, but my taste buds sure were! A lot of local vendors had really neat crafts and jewelry for sale as well. Overall, it was a great time and fantastic way to be welcomed into Liberec!
After almost 20 hours of traveling due delayed flights, missed transfers, and crazy traffic, I finally made it to Liberec! Liberec is a small town in the Czech Republic, and lies just north of Prague. Although I’ve only gotten a glimpse of the surroundings so far, I love it. It has a very cozy feel. While coming in I noticed that almost all the houses have small balconies. The balcony seems to be where families chat after dinner on Friday evenings. While the buildings at first seem randomly scattered and mismatched, everything fits together in a way of its own.
I will be starting my hospital internship at Liberec Regional Hospital on Monday, which means I have the weekend to explore and make myself at home! While driving in, I was planning on doing some exploring today, but seeing a bed seems to have made my body register how exhausted I am. I guess we’ll see what tomorrow has in store!