Tuesday Takes: Kutna Hora. It’s our new thing, Tuesday Takes, because well, why not? Since we can’t physically travel right now – and because I have a tendency to write in real time – I decided to broaden my horizons and take on a series of Tuesday Takes. Each post in the series will focus on one or two photos, or possibly a video, as well as the background story behind the photo(s). Tuesday Takes will be shared in random order with no rhyme or reason as to why. It will be a surprise for all of us.

Stored in the Cloud

In our travels we’ve taken thousands of photos but most of them never made it in to the content of a blog post, nor were they shared across our social media network. This is mainly because we select only a handful of photos to enhance a blog post and the rest remain stored in the cloud. Some of them are humorous, some are serious, others catch us in awkward moments while others left us thinking, what’s that about? And, of course photos that capture the essence of a destination.

This is not to say I won’t be travel writing, I hope that day will never come. But, since life here in the US is far from ordinary these days, and travel is limited, I thought it would be a good idea to expand our horizons a bit and look for some out of the ordinary stories to tell, in between and around our Tuesday Takes. Just recently, we shared the story of a young woman who is defining her path as a filmmaker, and her aunt, who is a best-selling author. The post was titled, The Inspiration of Still We Rise. You read it, right?!

Prague to Kutna Hora

Here’s our first Tuesday Take. Although these three photos are not the most inspirational, the moments in which they were taken had a profound impact on me. It was while riding across the countryside from Prague to Kutna Hora, in the Czech Republic, that I came to realize how incredible the world is if we open our eyes, our minds and our hearts.

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Train Station – Prague

As the train passed through the open spaces and farmlands I sat dreamily watching it all pass by. It was when this green field came in to view that it really hit me… we were on a train traveling through the Czech Republic; a country formerly under soviet control. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I believe I’d find myself in such a place.

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Farmland in the Czech Republic countryside
Lessons Learned

Despite all of the travel experiences leading up to our first visit to the Czech Republic, it was at that moment, on that train, that I came to fully appreciate how much travel can teach us. If we open our eyes to the world beyond our personal bubble, the lessons learned are immeasurable.

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Train Station – Kutna Hora

There. That’s a Tuesday Take. What do you think? And, let me ask you. Do you have a defining moment when you realized the world would be yours for the taking, if you opened your eyes, mind and heart?

To read more about our time spent in the Czech Republic, please follow these links:

The Paris of Eastern Europe

The Bone Church

Prague: A Fairy Tale City

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