Shortly before I left the United States for my year abroad in Czech Republic, I bought myself a nice little owl journal. (It’s a pretty nifty book. Not only does it have drawings of my two favorite things–owls and forests–but it also has six different page layouts in the journal. It really adds some color and variety to my journal pages. However since I have this lovely journal, that means I’ve been forsaking this blog. But very little has gone on in my life in the last few months, when it all comes down to it. I do have some lovely photos from my first week in Brno (my new home) and my weekend trip to Prague to share.
This cathedral is basically the first thing you see when driving into Brno. It’s a rather breath-taking building. I just wish I could get a good front view of it. Unfortunately, it sits in the middle of a major intersection in the center of town and there is simply too much car and tram traffic to get a good shot.
This is my favorite Czech delicacy, Svickova na Smetane (beef brisket in a red wine and sour cream sauce with a hint of cranberries) with Knedle (dumplings). What follows are more images of Brno:
And if you are in the market for a new journal, I’d highly suggest these designs by Susie Ghahremani. (Mine is the second journal, and that travel journal is starting to look really tempting. Unfortuanately, Barnes and Noble did not have that. Ah well, that’ll be for my next trip I guess.) Anyway, link: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Susie+Ghahremani