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Backpacking Czech Republic, Switzerland and France

Working on a ski field you make friends from all around the world.  When my Europe trip took me towards the Czech Republic I met up with my good friend Jana in Prague.  First we did a road trip down to Charmonix, France, and Verbier, Switzerland before going back to Jana’s home in Ostrava in east Czech where I got to spend my first winter Christmas with her family.
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Prague and Budapest are the 2 most beautiful cities that I visited in Europe.  We walked around in the evening and the reflections in the water were amazing!

Prague

Prague

A VERY narrow walkway indeed!

A VERY narrow walkway indeed!

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Pouring your own beer at your own table and paying by the Liter

Pouring your own beer at your own table and paying by the litre

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Charmonix, France

Charmonix after 1m of snow!

Charmonix after 1m of snow!

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We all worked together in New Zealand at Porters Ski Field

We all worked together in New Zealand at Porters Ski Field

 

The inappropriate snow man!

The inappropriate snow man!

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We stayed with our friend Chloe for a week and it snowed for the first 4 days without stopping.  Eventually it cleared up and we went skiing in 1m of fresh snow.  It was like nothing I’ve skied in at home in New Zealand and it takes a bit of getting used to!  But so worth it!

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1m of fresh snow!

1m of fresh snow!

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Switzerland
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On a car train going through a mountain in Switzerland

On a car train going through a mountain in Switzerland

Driving to Switzerland

Driving to Switzerland

Ostrava, Czech Republic

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Ice skating on a real pond

Ice skating on a real pond

 

Ice skating took a bit to get used to. But lots of fun

Ice skating took a bit og getting used to. But lots of fun

 

At my first ever ice hockey game. Prague vs Ostrava

At my first ever ice hockey game. Prague vs Ostrava

 

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Cross country skiing

Cross-country skiing

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So beautiful when the sun came out

So beautiful when the sun came out

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The radio completely covered in ice!

The radio completely covered in ice!

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Thank you to all the people who looked after me when I was in the Czech Republic.   It was one of the highlights of my Europe trip and one of my favorite countries that I have visited!

Thanks especially to my friend Jana who I spent the duration of my stay with!!

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