Summer 2019 is making and breaking heat records all over Europe. With temperatures soaring into the high 30s Celsius in June, Prague has been a hot, hot town. According to expats.cz, “Sunday, June 30, was the hottest day ever at Prague’s Klementinum since record keeping began 244 years ago. Meteorologists measured 37.9 degrees Celsius.” That’s just above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here in Central Florida, where the ILI offices are currently centered, it’s no big deal to break 100. But in Prague, where air-conditioning is not widespread, especially in older buildings and city busses, the heat has been debilitating, exhausting, and oppressive. The global-warming debate needs to take notice of the unusually hot weather all across Europe this summer.
But in spite of the heat, we had a wonderful time on our summer 2019 visit to Prague. This year, we stayed in Roztoky, an historic small city just north of Prague. It was an easy commute into Prague to visit our colleagues, friends, and former ILI program participants, and we enjoyed keeping our many business relationships alive and well.
Jarda spent time marketing our latest book, Reinventing Your Future, a handbook for job-seekers navigating the world of work in the 2020s and beyond. We talked with people about their career paths, gave advice about dealing with office politics, and listened to our friends whose lives were changing in unexpected ways. We are back in Florida now and already planning our next trip to Prague—2020 will be here soon!
Levy Hradec, a 10-century church in Roztoky
The Orloj in Prague (Astronomical Clock)
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