It’s Christmastime in the Czech Republic, though to be honest, I haven’t really noticed due to the ongoing pandemic. In fact, aside than staying in the apartment and going for runs and walks in nearby Folimanka Park and Vyšehrad, I haven’t been anywhere noteworthy since returning to Prague. We continue to have groceries delivered to our building, and I certainly don’t want to venture inside any restaurants until the pandemic is over – I’ve been taking it seriously. But I don’t mind. It’s been nice to have some quiet time for work, writing, and studying language (which I have been doing without fail for at least an hour every day since November 1st, which makes me feel quite pleased and accomplished).
I spent most of the summer and fall in Victoria, British Columbia with Amelia. Growing up in Toronto I often heard stories about the beauty of Vancouver Island, and of course about how they hardly get any snow in Victoria (which, having grown up in very snowy Ontario and Quebec, seemed almost unreal to me as a kid). And the stories were true – we had a lovely time in Victoria, the people were super nice, and it seems like a great place to live. That said, there is snow on the ground in Victoria right now!
Here are some pictures from Victoria that I didn’t post while I was there.