I had a very eventful Satuday so I have decided to split it up in two parts. One will focus on the Czech countryside and new things I have learned about Czech culture and the second will pertain to my day of fantastic discoveries while attending the annual Reggae Real Beat Festival in Ziznikov.
And now… the berry patches:
We drove about 30 minutes outside of Prague to a small town of approximately 140 people called Lysa (pronounced Lisa). It consists of a small church, a local restaurant, a fruit and vegtable stand, a school, a few stores and some very comfortable homes equipped with gardens and swimming pools ;D.
It’s pretty common for people to have country homes that they can escape to for the weekend. Many people have had these houses in their families for generations and so the homes are filled with timeless mementos and crafts made by their great-grandparents etc. Better yet, some of their relatives are likely to live a few houses down so I really got a sense of a close knit community in this tiny village.
This home in particular was built over 100 years ago by their great grand father with his bare hands! (I can’t even imagine how one would go about building a house… where do you begin? That must have been a great feat and clearly it paid off!)
From my point of view, the best part of the home was the garden! It was soo fruitful with different types of berries, and apples and cabbages and even grapes! YUM!! Not everything was ripe but I still ventured to taste those. Here are some pictures of the crops:
Behold the flower garden on the right, directly to the left is a cellar and in front is a small greenhouse and some apple trees.
If you stand in this exact spot and look up this is what you see:
Here I am with the strawberry patch taking care of pesky weeds
When I took a break from all this hard work I wandered around the garden and this is what I saw:
What other treats could I posisbly imagine??
And after a hard day’s work what could be better than some homemade Czech pastries…
Later today, I will post the pictures etc of my day at the Real Beat Reggae Festival!