We were spending a day in Brno Czech Republic and had hopes of finding the perfect coffee shop to work in for a few hours. After walking around for a while we almost just caved and sat at just any place we could find. I said “We should just keep looking guys. I am wishing for the perfect shop: something with amazing coffee, a second story we can sit at with a big window to look out, and a heater to warm up.” I went on explaining “we could look out on the people passing. Maybe it would snow and be absolutely perfect.”
A second later we found just that: the perfect place. Ceiling to floor windows, second floor seating, coffee, heater, Wifi — it even started snowing.
We don't know a lot about this train station but you can see that it was built during the communist era. This country has experienced so much throughout history and it has been left with many different types of architecture and many different buildings that need repair. Everyone has been so helpful teaching us about the history, showing us around, and accommodating the fact that we only speak one language.
One of the top things to do in Slovakia is to visit this statue called “Man at Work”. This sculpture is very different from others in the area. Exactly what is he doing? His name is Cumil and there are two rumors about his meaning. Either he is a communist era worker just taking a break and watching the people pass or he is looking under women skirts. You decide.
Either way I thought he might want to share my espresso.
It is so fun to see all of the old architecture walking around London. Every once in a while we will be strolling along and see something so old we have to stop and take a photo. While we were down at Borough Market we noticed this wall. It was so interesting because it is just that, a single wall. The rest of the church must not have survived time. This little treasure is nestled among everyday places like restaurants, bars and food markets.
Yesterday we spent our time walking around Bratislava and trying out chocolate and hot coco. My favorite spot we visited was a used book store by the church they work at. It was so cozy with old victorian furniture and low arched door ways we had to duck through.
Finally made it to our destination from London to Austria to Slovakia To get here we took
1 city bus
4 miles on foot
We were welcomed with wine and Christmas presents at our cousins' lovely home. So good to adventure again! Thank you @distilledstudio @dnmcfall for the awesome travel companionship.
On the plane here Ben drew up this design.
With all the miles we have walked we are happy to report that we choose good comfortable shoes. Thank you Red Wing!
We landed in London on time and went straight to my brothers flat. Dominique and Max were already there excited my waiting for us to arrive . Poor Dallas and Amanda (brother and future sister in law) had to work a full day before they could see us. After many much needed hugs we headed to Buckingham Palace. On our walk there we were able to catch up on our fellow adventures life in Slovakia and made some plans for the next two weeks.
I cant wait to see what this journey will have in store for us. We still have many miles to travel.
Getting ready to travel over seas.
Before you leave on an international trip it is so important to call your bank and let them know the different countries you are going to be traveling in. This way they do not shut down your cards wile you are away. Also I usually add an international plan to my version account in case we need to use our phones and don't get charged up the wazzoo. Most important thing to remember is your Passport. Never lose track of your passport……… Just watch we will lose ours now that I said that.
Rebecca & Ben Brick
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