Katerinice

Posted by smr on August 12th, 2013

Seven alumni ringers left Pittsburgh on Friday, August 9 for our third annual Czech teaching week in the wonderful town of Katerinice. Katerinice is located in the eastern portion of the Czech Republic in an area called Moravia. We were joined by one of our German friends (for his third visit also!) and it feels as though we have come home to these wonderful hosts once again.

Our journey began with a car ride to JFK airport and then a flight to Warsaw. We were delayed two hours, so we missed our connecting flight (by 20 minutes) and had to have lunch in the Warsaw airport before we could finally arrive in Vienna. We had a delightful evening in Vienna and then we were picked up by two fabulous friends from Katerinice on Sunday morning. Vojtech and Jan (mayors and vice-mayor of Katerinice) met us on Sunday morning in Vienna at our hostel and whisked us to our Katerinice home.

We met our ringers on Sunday evening and tried to learn all of their names. You will see some of our blanket game (some of our ringers were more successful than others in remembering names) and some of the sights from our travels.

We have had several rehearsal already with the three groups of ringers (some from Katerinice and some from Slovakia) and this pattern will continue throughout the week. We have rather full days with rehearsals, crafts, singing and learning a musical, pantomime and some pure rehearsal time for our alumni as we prepare for a concert in a CAVE on Thursday. We don’t know what to expect, so stay tuned for photos of that eventful day.

Enjoy some of the sights of Vienna and Katinice below:

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