Dejvicka, Masarykova, Pivo, and the like...

Trip Start Feb 13, 2005
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Trip End Jul 12, 2005


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Monday, March 7, 2005

So I'm here, I made it, and I have my lost bags.

The fist 8 nights were filled with a lot of late nights...well the metro (subway) shuts down at 12 and doesn't open again until 4:30 so it just made since to us to just stay out until it opened again. It took us about 5 days to really figure out the night trams. It was like some secret that only Czechs knew. But no longer!!! It's night tram 51 by the way if you are ever in Prague and want to go home to Masarykova.

So I live in a dorm called, as I mentioned before, Masarykova Kolej. It's part hotel and part dorm. Pretty swanky. I live with 5 other people. Our flat is set up is this way: There are 3 bedrooms that two people live in. They are lined up next to each other down a hall with two bathrooms at one end, one with a toilet and a sink, the other with a sink and a shower. Outside of the rooms is a small kitchen with a table, a sink, a mini fridge, stove, and shelves. It's really nice to be able to cook your own meals since the menza (our student dinning center) is less than edible. Masarykova also has a pub in the basement with cheap beer and every Wednesday night there is an Erasmus party. I will save that for another travelogue because it can only be properly explained with pictures.

If Prague was a big square then the Valtava River (the main river) would start in the top middle run down half way, jut to the left, turn back down, and continue straight to the bottom of the square. Prague is divided into districts. The center of Prague is Praha 1, Praha 2, and Praha 3. It then spirals out from there. I live in Praha 6 in an area called Dejvicka (day-vitz-ka). It's the first stop on one of the three metro lines so it's really easy to get anywhere. Dejvicka is in the upper left corner of our Prague-Square.

So there's a bit about Prague. I'm attaching a bunch of pictures so they'll help explain everything.

TIP OF THE TRAVELOGUE

Czech Menzas very cheap and a great way to get breakfast (eggs and yogurt are the staples of that meal) but not always the best option for lunch or dinner. When faced with the choice between fried meat (nope, no specific meat, just meat) and some kind of green luke warm soup, good ole' PB&J suddenly sounds gourmet.
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