Over the river and through the woods to Jenštejn castle we go
By Alyssa Ostrout, Bryant University
It will probably come as no surprise to
anyone when I say that I've been itching to see some Czech countryside. Well
finally that dream has come true! I just got back from a CIEE run trip to Jenštejn
(it's pronounced Yehshteyn, for those of you who care to know) castle, and we
were able to see plenty of country. And with good timing too - I almost forgot
what trees looked like! The trees, the forest, it was all so beautiful. But of
course, me being the daughter of Queen Murphy, things didn't go as well as they
could have. The weather did not really cooperate with us as much as I would
have hoped......it rained. Typical, right? I should just always have my rain
coat on hand (good thing we had fair warning of the forecast so I brought my
jacket with me this time), it would make my life a whole lot easier. I can't
tell you how many times I've left the apartment for school or my internship and
the sun was shining so of course I wouldn't be worried about rain.....but as
soon as I was leaving to go back to my apartment it would start raining. I feel
like one of those cartoon characters that is constantly followed by a rain
cloud. But I digress...
The castle was also really beautiful, although it wasn't completely intact. We climbed to the very top, and because there was no roof anymore (maybe it got destroyed by all the rain?.....but probably a military attack) we got an amazing view of the village.
Also, I learned that there aren't really any poisonous spiders in Prague, so that's cool. Although I would prefer if there were NO spiders at all......................................but I guess in the words of the Rolling Stones you can't always get what you want.
So without further ado...I have some pictures to share with you (rhyme unintended).