This week began at a daycare. I accompanied my younger host brother to attend a daycare for the entire day. Needless to say, I felt a little bit awkward and like I should be leading the activities, not participating in them! I felt very confused for the majority of the day because no one could speak or understand any English. Therefore, I just followed everything that the kids did, it turned out to be quite enjoyable and I made more friends with the kids!

 

My host family had planned a trip for Kuba and I to go and see the Prague castle. We went in the morning with my host father’s Dad, his girlfriend, and her daughter. (Sorry that seems confusing). Kuba is the only person that could speak English, but that day, I tried to speak a lot of Czech—sometimes I failed, and sometimes I could be understood. We took a bus then several subways in Prague. We arrived at the Prague castle and despite the thousands of tourists the entire castle was breathtaking. We went into several different chapels and I tried to stop and read about some of the history in English. Sometimes I could overhear some information standing near an English tour group. The entire area is rich with history, and I hope to learn more about it during my stay.

 

In Rakovnik, there is another Rotary Exchange student from Bolivia. He will be attending the school Gymnazium Zikmunda Wintra, but he lives in a nearby village called Rynholec. We planned to meet this week so that I could show him the town. On this day I also met with one of my school mates Ana. We all met up and walked around Rakovnik and took some pictures. (Only pictures with my Canadian flag because he forgot his… maybe next time 😉 )

We are both sponsored by the Rotary Club of Beroun which is unfortunately one hour away from Rakovnik. Because of this, I was told that we can only attend one meeting per month. I am hoping that there may be a possibility to change this as I would like a good relationship with my host club. I will be doing a short presentation introducing myself at our meeting next Tuesday and I am looking forward to it.

 

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