Thursday, May 31, 2012


We finally arrived in Slovakia! In Slovakia we didn't do too many tourist-y things but visited a lot of members Nathan knew. He served a two year mission there for our church and has been missing the place since the day he left.  It was so awesome seeing him back and listening to him speak the language. 

Nathan with the branch president and his wife

A typical Slovak meal, halousky and some Kofola

Nathan baptized Roman himslef

Nathan used to teach English at this school so we went back and taught a few lessons, lots of fun!

We went out for pizza with some more members

We walked around the Bojinice Castle where I got to hold a cute little owl!!

I lOVED this castle!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Czech Republic

After Prague we rented a car and drove to Olomouc.  At the halfway point there was this freaky, weird church called Kostnica.  I am not 100% sure about the story behind it because it was all in Czech but I do know that there are bones from over 20,000 people... Pretty gross.

A chandelier made out of bones... and some bone garlands... really??!!

We stopped in Olomouc to see Nathan's old mission companion

 This is Nathan and I doing our typical eastern european picture... they don't smile and try to look sexy! Yes, we did fail.

Next up, Slovakia!!

Friday, May 25, 2012


I absolutely love love love Prague. Such a gorgeous and amazing city! I loved walking around and looking at the beutiful buildings.

This machine plays about 5 different instruments and Nathan got to crank the handle that made the beutiful music!

This is where Nathans mission home is. After visiting the mission home we had a picnic in the park.

 Prague had the BEST food I have EVER eaten. We went to this one restaurant that has gluten free food and the second time we went I cried because I was so happy, it's that good!!

One night we got to go to a Mozart and Vivaldi concert in an awesome church.

Next up Olomouc, Czech Republic!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Istanbul Part 2

The Blue Mosque is beautiful! Before entering everyone must take their shoes off and women must cover their hair. 

This is the view we had from dinner one night

We then on a little boat tour to see both the European and Asian side. The guy originally wanted 20 bucks but I said 10 and he gave in!

Nathan ate a yummy fish sandwiches and I ate stuffed grape leaves... SO GOOD.

Then we went to the Spice Bazar and the smell there was SO STRONG. I don't really like spicy things.

After the Spice Bazar we walked through a Pet Bazar! I was dying. I wanted all the animals.

 The corn man here told me he loved me because I bough corn from him so often.

Our hostel we stayed at, where we had the WORST roommates in the world. 

Next up, PRAGUE!