A Travel Photo Treat: Moravia
I took this picture about a week after I arrived in Moravia (the eastern half of the Czech Republic) to begin my time living abroad. This view is typical of rural Moravia in spring– yellow-blooming mustard plants that cover the rolling hills. Isn’t it beautiful?
While I have seen this view numerous times through the windows of buses and trains and while walking through villages that line the border with Slovakia, the day that this picture was taken still stands out in my memory. My American roommate and best friend, who had been living there almost a year when I arrived, took me on a long bike ride through the hills around the town where we lived. What a great introduction to living there, but it was a hard ride, especially because I was using a borrowed 3-speed! We visited Buchlovice chateau and Velehrad basilica & monastery. Velehrad is the most important pilgrimage sight in the country because Saints Cyril & Methodius spread Christianity from there… A fun day between 2 friends enjoying the freedom of being young and exploring a new land. Those bright yellow hills will always remind me of that special place and time.
The area makes for great travel by car– vineyards, castles, wine cellars, traditional festivals, lovely rolling hills, and almost no tourists!
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Welcome! I'm Jenna. This Is My Happiness reflects my passion for culture, art, and travel. I write about these topics with the aim of providing a deeper look at destinations. I also write for Travel Mindset and am an AFAR ambassador.