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the hunts in prague



Holiday is a big thing in Prague. Many Czechs go away every weekend to a family cottage outside the city, and even more expats return to their home countries for the entire summer.
So last month when the Ortegas invited us to stay a couple of nights with them at a country house outside Prague, we were excited to go and see what it was like.

We traveled about two hours, to the northeast. The drive alone was awe-inspiring. We passed at least 5 castles on that short trip– each representing a little kingdom that had once stood there.
The countryside was gorgeous– so refreshing to see wild berries and dirt paths when we’re used to so much concrete.

This was the little cottage where we stayed.

The gorgeous garden.

The cottage shared a garden with another home behind it. Pavla tore up some ping pong with the grandad. She’s humble, but I’m pretty sure she won her game.

They had this set up in the back, too– tether ball-meets-bowling. Definitely addictive.

The house was near a small lake town. There’s was lots to do– boating, swimming, hiking, a little water park(!!!)– it’s on my list of places to visit again.

We have a new admiration for people here.
When it’s summer, you swim, and Czechs will swim in water I would’ve run from in the past. This is as far as the Hunts ventured in this time. We’ll toughen up eventually.

Asleep at the restaurant. A good sign of a fun day.

Thanks for our first Czech-cation, Ortegas!

2 thoughts on “Czech-cation

  1. I am so glad you guys get to do all these things. You live in fairy-tale land…you and your castles!!! 🙂

  2. Glad to see you're reading "The Sneetches" – we have a new cat whose name is Sneetch due to her star belly!!

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