Olomouc is closed on Sundays

Trip Start Jul 03, 2006
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Trip End Aug 20, 2006


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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Only the churches are open, and even they have erratic Mass times. And this internet cafe is open as well, I suppose. Ahh, well today I slept in til almost 11:30; I didn't get home til 3:30 this morning. We went to this crazy discotek place the past two nights, it has like a jungle theme and it's a good atmosphere. I don't think they have a fire marshal, or at least not one who writes maximum capacity codes. Insane.

We went to the caves in Moravia yesterday and to some abyss place. The caves were so spectacularly amazingly glorious! Not really, let's be serious. I mean, the dimensions in meters are great and all that but caves are so dark and damp and cold, it's like who can really get excited about that? I enjoyed myself. The abyss was a gorge-like place. I wouldn't come to Europe just to see it.

My cell phone broke yesterday, I'm so distraught. It was my watch, my second camera and my calculator for money exchanges and temp. conversions. It only fell from my lap to the floor of the bus, that shouldn't be a fatal accident. Ugh. Oh well, at least I have insurance I guess.

My back has been kind of hurting since I got to the Czech Republic but I'm trying not to worry about it and hope it will get better. I think it's getting better. I remembered today that like in fourth grade I had mild scoliosis. I hope it isn't back.

Today I was definitely uplifted by your e mails and comments, so thank you all very much.

I should write more. There are a few places that have air conditioning here, but not the dorms unfortunately. Some places claim to have air conditioning but it doesn't feel like it (the classrooms). There is a breeze today which is great unless you're indoors like I am now.

The British guy Simon is quite amusing at times. All the British people are so British. For example, they say they're feeling "peckish" when they're a little hungry. Doesn't sound good to me. But whatever, as long as I can keep from saying "a bit" every 5 seconds, I'm happy. But I like Simon, he's a great guy to have a conversation with. He's interesting. Same with Enrique, he's really nice. Oh, so at our soccer game two days ago, it was 4 on 4 and every player was from a different country. The countries were: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Austria, France, and I can't remember the last one unfortunately. It was pretty cool.

P.S. Look at the photos from the first couple of days.
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bonnieb
bonnieb on

Where are the pics?
Hey Ben...its Uncle Bill,

You didn't say how the soccer match ended? And did u find some1 to play ping-pong with? Also, the 'photo album' section, at least when I look at it, says 'empty', so not sur ewhere to go to see the pics you uploaded, but sure would like to. Its a hot one here too...Jonah's supposed to have football practice all week but they already cancelled tomorrow's due to heat. take care, we're thinking of ya...

dadundo
dadundo on

A bit of profunditity
Hello Ben, this is my second posting the first one that took 30 plus minutes got tragically lost in cyber space. I wonder if Captain Kirk took it with his Star Trek crew. Or was it that other pirate from the Carribian? I guess he's made a splash in that part of the world. We almost had a brother war when Nick found out Zach saw that movie while Nick was at Scout camp in Oklahoma.
I love your comment that the British are so British. What a profound statement. I know what you mean. I knew a Brit at work who was so British. I had a jolly good time with them and their nature.
Speaking of nature, we had a great week at Panoramic, fish-catching, bug-free, coyote-seeing, bike-riding Lake in IOWA. The air conditining was a hit too.
It is over 100 degrees in Omaha as I write. Me and Lucky are the only ones home as the clan is at the Van
Clatclan gathering at airconditioned Daves'. Many of them are going through the gaggle of boxes that Ray Vankat send us from Washington State. Zick and Nack were tubin' their brains out last I checked. translate: faces stuck to the boob tube.
Mr. Beacom might just be going through a mid-life crisis or something as a man of his profession probably should have no struggle viewing your photos. Even a simple man, like your father, with no computer know how has found your photos easy to access and most thrilling to look at. Each one is indubidably worth a thousand words. Speakng of such, I am probably at that amount in this post. So Bye.
ttyl, kutgw. Dad

jackiebuchta
jackiebuchta on

World Team soccer
It's so awesome to think you played a soccer game with people from 7 different countries! Unbelievable! That is so, so, so cool! Did they all speak English? All male, or a co-ed game? The discotheque sounded like fun. I bet it was hot (temperature-wise) with that many people in there. One good thing about a cave in hot weather, I would think, is that it'd be cool in there (temperature-wise, and otherwise). :) Hope you're learning lots! Musime mluvit Cesky! zBohem

jackiebuchta
jackiebuchta on

Pics- Awesome!
I had to comment again after watching your pics from Praha (day 2) as a slide show. It was super! Thanks a million, and congrats! :)

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