The final week is upon me as I am cramming to write my final papers and take the final exams. I have realized the last week of studying abroad brings out a lot of different emotions. I have enjoyed every single day abroad but I still have missed being home with my friends and family throughout the whole semester. This was especially the case during Thanksgiving when I didn’t get to be with my family to give thanks and eat a great turkey dinner. Luckily my friends and I were able to find a restaurant in Prague that served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but it was definitely not the same. Ever since Thanksgiving I have been able to see myself being back at home more and more. With only a few days left I am excited to return home but I know I will miss being in Prague.
Prague has really been the perfect city to study abroad in for me and after visiting a few other cities I would definitely say I made the right choice. One of my highlights of the city for me has been how small and how easy it is to get around. You never really feel overwhelmed by how many people there are in one place which gives the city a sense of comfort. The transportation system runs late and drops you off within a 5 to 10 minute walk to any of the places you need to go. When the rare occasion occurs where you need to call a ride the Ubers are also very cheap. This brings me to my second point that Prague is very cheap, especially for a city. A sit-down meal normally costs around $10-$15 and take away can be $5-$10 and beers are $2 or less at the right spots. Having the ability to go out to eat more than usual is something I definitely took for granted and will be a rough adjustment when I get back home. I already am sad that I will be leaving Prague in few days as I enjoyed living in this city immensely but it will great to see my family and friends and have a nice relaxing Christmas break with them. I am expecting not to miss Prague much when I first get home because I miss my family and friends a lot but, when it gets to be a month or two back home and at school I know I will wish I could be doing this all again in Prague.