I haven’t gone as picture crazy as usual, probably due to the fact that I’m living here rather than just sightseeing and doing touristy things. This is all set to change this weekend though as I plan to do some serious exploring of the city centre – perhaps while nursing a Starobrno induced hangover – and having a mosey around the area where I live, which is actually a suburb. (I don’t feel it wise to broadcast my exact whereabouts on here!) There is a wine festival on Sunday which is beyond exciting to me. Language training is good, though not particularly intensive as a lot of people here speak English, and all the work placements are in English. Still, I don’t want to be the ignorant Brit abroad refusing to speak a word of Slovak for the next few months, so I’m trying to make the effort to speak as much Slovak as possible, even if all I can manage is “Nerozumiem Slovenský!” accompanied by a rabbit-in-the-headlights expression. Slovak pronunciation has proved to be as much of a stumbling block as I had expected – I find it near enough impossible to make some of sounds required to pronounce certain words correctly.
All in all I’m having a lovely time. I hope everyone is enjoying the guest posts! Please email me if you’d like to write one for me: firstname.lastname@example.org