Wonderful hostess!

Maria set out a lovely, homemade breakfast. Before we awoke, she walked to the local bakery and got fresh rolls and bread. She served the breads with butter and fresh homemade jams- black current and strawberry! She also prepared strawberry tea, and cappuccinos for all to enjoy! We have it made!

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Spectacular home and dinner!

After a great tour and beers we headed towards Prague, our home for the next two weeks.

We had an easy, lovely drive through the Czeck Republic and before we knew it, we were home! Our new exchange home is spectacular. Clean, fresh, new, and very comfortable. Maria and Zdenek are our hosts. They welcomed us with generous hospitality and warm accommodations!

After settling in, Maria showed us the way to her favorite restaurant near her home. It was about a ten minute walk. Wow! The food, prices, service, and ambiance was excellent!

The chef gave us a little treat before our meal arrived- ripe olives marinated in garlic and cloves- delicious. For dinner, Adam had the pheasant wrapped in bacon served with ratatouille. I had the beef tartar with crispy garlic bread and bacon, garlic green beans. Yum! We can’t wait to enjoy more Czeck food and drink!

I’ve included a couple pics of our home and the evening and morning view of Prague from our bedroom window 🙂

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Pilsner Urquell!!!

Wow! Czeck Republic is beautiful and full of delicious, cheap beer! We stopped in Plzen for a tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery! .5 liter beers are just $1.50 🙂 We went into the 150 year old cellars for part of the tour and drank fresh, unfiltered, unpasteurized beer strait from the oak fermentation barrels. Awesome.

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Great Greek food in Germany!

We stopped along the way to Prague for a lovely Greek lunch on a sunny terrace! We drove through an amazing area of Germany- the hop fields! So cool 🙂

Adam had the suvlaki and I had the gyro with salad, sauerkraut (super traditional Greek:), and French fries. The waiter was so friendly and welcoming! He brought two free rounds of ouzo! It was bitter-licorice flavored and super refreshing! Great meal!

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