Reese hooping it up in the Czech Republic

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 06:19 PM.

“I’ve got my wife with me and she’s enjoying it. We actually live pretty close to Prague, and it’s one of most beautiful places in Europe with all the old castles and bridges,” he said.

“It’s a different experience for both of us with the different culture and everything. And we are just trying to have fun and experience everything right now.”

Language barrier

The transition to the Czech Republic hasn’t been bad, as far as having to learn the language, Reese said.

He’s near the German border and the German and Czech people in the region speak English as a common language. His coach also speaks English, as do his teammates.

He has still tried to learn the basics so he can ask for directions or thank someone. And while Reese took four years of Spanish in school, he’s not ready to tackle Czech, which is considered one of the hardest European languages to learn.

Reese is embracing the Czech culture, too.

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