Sunday Snapshots: Eight

Prague, 2009

Prague, 2009

Today marks eight years in Europe for me.

Coming off of a visit to the States for Christmas where it seemed in many way like I could just pick up with people where we left, rather than not having contact in (in some cases) years since my last visits, it seems strange. But here we are.

I was thinking about ports in storms after my last photo post, and that’s almost what today’s picture represents. On one of our first weekends in Prague, a group of us went hunting for English books and eventually found this branch of the Shakespeare & Sons bookstore. It seems almost every large European city with an extensive English-speaking population boasts a version of this store, but Prague has two. This one, located at the Malá Strana end of the Charles Bridge, is much smaller, more narrow, and has books piled on every available surface. In short, pretty much want you want in a pocket-sized used bookstore. And for a group of voracious readers who had already gone through a round of two of book trading, new titles were almost a necessity. Used bookstores are an absolute lifeline for most of us…. e-readers be damned.

Seems like ages ago, and yet it doesn’t. Another year, and still weird.

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshots: Eight

  1. So cool (and congratulations!) – had no idea you first ended up in Prague! Were you teaching English? Now I’m curious how you ended up in DE! That was going to be my path too (to move to Germany) but ended up staying in/loving CZ.

    • Thanks! Yeah I did my TEFL certification there (TEFL Worldwide Prague), and then stayed for about 2.5 years. Kind of a long story as to why I ended up in Germany but it was time for a change and it’s all worked out fairly well so far (presses thumbs and crosses fingers). I love a lot of parts about the CZ but I’d be interested to find out what living in a smaller city there is really like. Prague can be a bit chaotic at times! 🙂

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