Slovakia Day 17 – Late Start & an Early Finish

Today was the first day it really rained here. Sure, there has been some light rain in the past few weeks, but there never was a solid rain shower. It was nice, to be able to wake up in the morning and listen to the rain, and it was even better when I was told I could go to school late. Today was a very good, relaxed day.

When I got up this morning, I did my normal procedure of showering, brushing my teeth, etc. But right as I was about to leave, my host mom came in and explained to me that My P.E. class was canceled and I wouldn’t have to go to school for another hour. I was excited, and relieved, because I would be able to sleep another hour. That is one thing that is different here, at least the impression I have been given. They don’t really have substitute teachers, it’s either the class is there or it is not. There really is no in between. But, I have only been here for two weeks, what do I know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I also found out that our classes end at lunch, so I was able to go home early today. Right after school I went out to this very hole in the wall cafe, where we played this Slovak board game. If you told me that I would win a million dollars if I could explain the rules of that game, I would have to tell you to keep the million dollars because I had no idea what was going on. It was very fun though, and I was able to get to know some of my classmates that I hadn’t really talked too much.

If I am going to be perfectly honest, I don’t have much to say today. When I am finishing up my posts, I always feel a little guilty because on slow days like today I always steal a picture that I hadn’t used from a previous day. But, tomorrow won’t be slow, as we are going on some kind of field trip? I just got the permission slip and passed it from my parents to my homeroom teacher because I had no idea what it said. I do know, that we are going somewhere and doing something about/with the founder of the school, but that is all I have been able to pick up in others conversation.

Well, that is all for today, but I couldn’t end my post without the word of the day! Todays word of the day is:

červená – red

Pronounced chervenya, and I choose this today because I worked on learning my colors in Slovak today. Not an easy feat let me tell you, especially when you try to do it while everyone else is speaking in German.


All of these pictures were taken on a Sony A6000. If you are looking for a great lightweight camera that takes fantastic pictures, I would definitively recommend this setup here.

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

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