'wanderer, there is no path, the path is made by walking. we're all wanderers in life.' -spanish poet, antonio machado

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 6 'změna' series dedication...my sweet Lucie!

Day 6 of the 'změna' series is dedicated to my very dear friend, Lucie Vanaskova, whom I admire more than words can describe. This chick is incredible and I am a better person because of her!

Lucie and I became close friends pretty quickly, and I had the honour of travelling with her to her cottage near Strakonice in Southern Bohemia a few times, where she made me the yummiest strawberry dumplings and her grandpa filled me up with Slivovice! Pure bliss! We also had the chance to travel to Berlin, Cesky Krumlov and Valencia....which were all memorable adventures.

Lucie is an amazing friend for so many reasons. I love you and miss you so much, Luc!



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 5 'změna' series dedication...PROST!

Day 5 of the 'změna' series is has come and gone (it was yesterday...oops...well, I was busy launching the new @Czech Inn Hostel website - www.czech-inn.com)!

As I was looking through my European travel images today, I came upon the shots from this year's Hahnenkamm men's world cup downhill race (Kitzbuhel, Austria). One word: PROST! Hands-down one of the most memorable excursions I have taken thus far in my (short) travel life.

If I could describe the race in one sentence I'd say: Oktoberfest on a ski hill. It was an absolute spectacle and I can't wait to go back. Didier Cuche came out on top both races, Shevy provided some great lodging at the Alpenrider, the Londoner lived up to expectations...it was all good.

I even had the chance to join in on a group of Swiss bell ringers' show...check it out. Pure brilliance...my ski heaven.

Livin' in ski bliss,


Sunday, June 27, 2010

day 4 'změna' series dedication...rockin' the (mosaic) house!

Day 4 of the 'změna' series is here! Hmm...what to do, what to do...yep, it's a hard choice when you love so much about a place. Alas - I've made my choice.

As many of you may well know, during my time in Prague I worked on a little project called Mosaic House (which I am technically still working on)...I had the chance to see the project through its opening and I absolutely fell in love with everything about it - the design, the dynamic offering it provides, the bar and restaurant (with stage!)...and most of all - the people. I feel blessed to have worked with the group of people I was able to work with day in and day out and I miss them immensely.

I recommend this place to anyone travelling to Prague - it is an absolutely gorgeous space full of character and good vibes.

The other day I jumped on the Mosaic House/Belushi's webcam and had the pleasure of seeing Twig and Eddy Passey for a brief moment...yep, a bit stalker-esque, but it made me feel reconnected and I oh-so-appreciated it. Thanks boys!

@Eddy - just in case you're wondering, I have those Bad Gastein race results in my portable office, so there's no forgetting what went down in Austria this year! Rematch in the future?! You better get training...;)



day 3 'změna' series dedication...what a gem!

Day 3 of the 'změna' series has arrived...well, actually it arrived yesterday but it was a Saturday - so give me a break.

So, yesterday's fb post dedication to Europe goes to this random guy pictured below. When on a recent trip to Poděbrady with Christina Mei Hicks and Lauren Backenstose, I came across him and my iPhone could not be contained. What a gem, huh?! Socks with sandals and blue patterns galore!

This one is for all of the amazing sights I came upon while in public places in Europe (most notably public transportation...oh, how I miss it!). Na zdravi!

Friday, June 25, 2010

a dynamic duo in my life

Are you ready, friends?! Day 2 of the 'změna' series has arrived.

Today's shout-out goes to a dynamic duo: Lauren Backenstose andTalitha Brauer. Not only did I receive the longest and most amazing, love-filled Prague email update yesterday from Lauren, but these gals skyped me today and it filled my day with pos. vibes!

They arrived in Prague just after I did (early in 2009) and we became instantly close...dinners at our favourite restaurants (sans peanuts, of course!), Latin parties, dancing at Bar Nota and Groove Bar, dress shopping, hen parties, long walks and meaningful talks and more...these girls mean the world to me.

Love you ladies...thanks for being!



Thursday, June 24, 2010

introducing: the new daily 'změna' fb post

Here goes, friends! First pic of the 'změna' ('change' in Czech) series. Today's inaugural shout-out was a hard one to choose...but he is very deserving: my bro, Zach Harrod. I am blessed to have lived in the same city as him, 4,000 miles from home, and I miss him like crazy.

The day before I left I dropped off Jesus to him. For those of you who are not familiar with Jesus, I received him in Poland fromThomas Suszynski's amazing uncle Jurek, and he (Jesus, not Jurek) travelled with me throughout my Polish countryside train adventures.

There is not a more deserving person of today's post. I love and miss you, brother! Na Zdravi!