I decided to write a post in English this time. Since some people asked me about this. However, posts on my blog are written as I go and they consist mostly of random memories, which I want to preserve.
It is going to be about my summer in Czech republic.
Highlight of my summer are two weeks spent camping at castle Templstejn. We mostly worked in the mornings and played in the afternoons and it was wonderful. When I think about it, both were mostly consisted of carrying heavy objects up the hill.
Work was reasonably hard. We built stairs to a tower, destroyed some plants - but we had to be careful, since the castle is in national park and there are some rare trees and flowers, we carried stones for wall...
It was also occasionally used by bandits.
And in 19th and 20th century some festivals and balls took place there. I really don't know why. There is not a single flat place and it is about 12 km from nearest town.
When we wanted to dance on the final night we had to climb up the hill. The ball on the final night was more of a celebration of successful camp. We spent most afternoon cooking and getting ready for it.
Mountain are always great place to be.
I have been to Beskydy with mathmos mostly from Charles University in Prague. We made some trips to nearby hills, sang and relaxed. Cottage, there we stay, was just above ski slope. However there wasn't any flat place to play frisbee.
I believe they liked the talk, since vast majority of participants came to it despite the fact that some of them returned from night game just few hours ago. I even saw few, who skipped breakfast, but came to talk. They asked various questions to find out more. Then I gave them sample test for interview at Cambridge. Most of them just started to solve it straight away.
I wondered what is the best way to learn language and I also looked for useful hobby, which is not based entirely on logical thinking. So I started to learn Russian, because it is Slavic language, which makes understanding much easier.
Also camp of Historical Seminar took place. HS is a competition for high school students. It arised from necessity to make history fun and to create a base for community of people interested in history. I am not involved in organizing camp, since I left CR before it happened. This was the very first camp we had. And feedback was very positive. Some people were surprised that the seminar is ran by mathmos.