Today I started of my day at 8:30am with statistics. After that Mike and I were set to leave for Brno, Czech Republic, to visit our friend Jim. After class we hopped on the subway to began our adventure. Our bus was set to leave at 11:35am; however, we arrived there and stood outside in the cold for an hour but the bus didn’t show. So we called the company, and it turned out that the bus had gotten in to an accident on the way to the stop, and they would not be able to send another one until 2pm. After hearing this we were a little discouraged and went to get some lunch and returned to the Theresianum. After waiting for two and a half hours we finally began our trip to Brno. The ride there was really comfortable. We had snacks and a movie on the bus we took, and the ride was just over an hour and a half.
When we arrived there we were greeted by our friend Jim, and he took us to his house. I felt right at home; his mother had prepared sandwiches and other little snacks for us. Then Jim took us to meet up with his friends. This was really interesting because we got the full experience of the local lifestyle, unlike when we travel to other countries not knowing anyone and usually end up at the tourist spots. We also went to a store called Globus, and that was real nice. They had everything there, like Wal-Mart on steroids. It was nice because we don’t have any stores like that in Vienna.
For dinner Jim's mom cooked us some of the best spaghetti I have had in awhile. Later on that night we went into the city and went to all the local spots where all the kids our own age hangout. It was really cool to meet kids there, and many of them spoke English. It was like being back at home, so I really enjoyed it. I really liked being in the Czech Republic for one of the most fun weekends I have had here. I can’t wait to go back for another weekend.