lost and found

24 05 2009

Hurray! It’s been one week since we arrived here in Brno and already so many crazy and wacky stories to share. A fireworks competition is being held down here for the next week or so, called Ignis Brunensis…so we’ve been in on some scenic treats for the past couple of evenings. Last night we all went to down by Brno Lake to check out the festivities, which is about 45 minutes away from where our residence is. The place was crazy packed!! All of Brno must have been there that night…and of course, I had to get lost and lose track of where the rest of the group is. Thank God, I wasn’t alone though…that would’ve been a nightmare! So took a couple of trams, a taxi, and did a lot of walking and tadah! …found our way back to good ol’ 50 Kounicova. Getting lost in a foreign place with no one who speaks your language? Awesome. And being able to find your way back? Double awesome.

And what adds to all the awesomeness is the people that you meet along the way. Already I’ve met so many interesting people from all over the world. Last night while on our trek to find our way back home, we met a couple of backpackers…one from Florida and another from Brazil. They had so many fascinating stories to tell about their travels. I just love listening to what they’ve done and where they’ve been! Also ran into folks from Slovakia, Bulgaria, Britain, Poland…it’s too cool! I’ve never been exposed to so much of the world like this before!  And the different languages everyone speaks and the struggle to communicate with each other….I don’t know…I think it’s beautiful!

Anyway, we’re off to see some castle nearby! Here’s to getting lost…and hopefully finding my way back 😉