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June 27: A taste of Czech culture

 Today's blogger: Hajnalka Rusko


 Sunday is the perfect time to take a day off and explore the surroundings. It was our great chance to become more familiar with the Czech culture and history. We started with visiting the Lemberk Castle in the region of Liberec town. Half an hour ride to this spectacular place, open to public only on weekends. Many tourists were attracted by the baroque castle. It was founded in the 13th century and used until the 1920s. Now it is a beautiful museum with nicely preserved furniture, paintings and ceramics. We could travel back through time and imagine life in the medieval ages. On the way back, we stopped at a traditional Czech village established in 1625. This village is called Krystofovo údalí, 
Church  which means Valley of Krystov. Their unique historical monument is the church that is the only one in the Czech Republic made of wood. It’s a hidden place in the mountains full of original folkloristic houses representing old Czech  Cottage  village architecture. We were impressed by this peaceful and relaxing environment. We finished our day with a little bit of work. We weighed the dried grass we had collected previously in the Jizerka Mountains for further analysis. An interesting discussion was led by Shawn in the evening. We talked about environmental education in his school in the US. Everyone participated by asking questions or adding own country’s experiences.