So more days have passed since my last post than I wanted, but I decided to write a quick post just to break the radio silence. I just landed in Prague yesterday and it’s been a whirlwind of activities since then. I’ll have pictures in my next post but I landed in the airport and met up with some other students in my study abroad program, then took a taxi with them to a group dinner where the students were expected to mingle and listen to some more information about the program, then finally went home where I took a shower, brushed my teeth and went straight to bed. It was too many activities for me to deal with, especially while I was jet lagged, so I decided to just push my blog posts back so that I could have some time to absorb the new city and culture that I was in.
A lot of things have happened since I first arrived here. I don’t have the time to go into details but I can say that I tried and conquered my first segway, survived having a random rabbit placed on top of my head, and had one of the best social outings since I started my junior year. I’ll have to explain more on all of those events tomorrow, but I just wanted to write them so that I could remember these moments. I also have a couple of pictures that I can post to emphasize each experience I had.
But, overall, I’m glad that I participated in this program so far; I’ve met some interesting people and learned some interesting facts about the city that I’m staying in. I feel that in the few hours I’ve been in this new country, I’ve already become more worldly (to the extent that I’m respecting local customs and norms with gusto). I will say, though, that all of this newness has made me miss my mom, dad, and home more than ever as I get more acclimated to the climate here. I just keep imagining running back into my parents’ arms and then drifting off in the backseat while they drive me home. But I think that’ll wear off soon. I have facebook messenger so I’ve been messaging and calling them since I got here so that should ease the pain. It just goes to show you, though, that you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone.