Monday, September 6, 2010

Walking is Tiring

School is better. I have made some friends. Today we were fundraising around the city for cancer research. At least, I think that is what it was for...anyways. I was with two girls from my class, and we walked all over Piešťany. It was fun, but we probably walked a little over 10 miles.
At home, I had to walk to the store with Gregor to get shoes for the house. I need lots and lots of shoes here...I like it. =] Then Gregor and I walked to Babička house. (Babička is grandma.) It was about a mile and a half or two miles. I had my Slovak lesson for the day. So far she has taught me: things in the kitchen, veggies, fruits, chess, body parts (eyes, nose, hands, etc.). I might be forgetting stuff, but that is all I remember off the top of my head.
Then we went to the gorcery store. Ok, before I tell you this little story, I have to give some background info. Here, when shopping, you have to pay for a cart. The carts have a chain-thingy connecting them, and you put a euro in, which releases a cart. Ok. So Gregor asked if I knew what to do with the euro, and I said yes, but that we did not pay for carts in America. He was blown away. He did not believe me at first, and it was hilarious. Just thought people would find that amusing. =]


  1. Hello Kelly,
    I am surprised, when you returned the cart back, you should get money back too. This is the same principle as at Aldies here in USA, and I know, it works in Slovakia too. Good luck with your shoping next time. You do not pay for cart. Maria

  2. That's awesome!

    In Paris, you have to specifically ask and pay extra for a glass of water and they rarely have ice, they think adding ice to soda is totally weird.