Jerry and Maria visit Prague

Trip Start Mar 01, 2007
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Trip End Jul 01, 2009


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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Joe's cousin, Jerry and his wife Maria came to visit us in March.  They arrived early in the morning on Sunday the 16th.  Although they were a bit tired, they decided to push through the fatigue and go out and see the town.  While they were in town, the Easter markets were up in Old Town Square, so that is were we went first.  The Easter markets are great as they sell kiabosa, beer, sweets, crepes and all sorts of yummy food.  They also have booths set up that sell other things, such as painted eggs and other arts and crafts.  It's fun to walk around through the square during this festive time.  As we walked into the square, Jerry and Maria loved the beautiful architecture that surrounds it.  After we took in the scenery we grabbed some food and beer.  The Czech Republic is well know for its great tasting beers and neither Jerry or Maria was disappointed. 

After hanging out in Old Town, we took them to the tourist hot spot, Charles Bridge.  From the bridge is a view of the Prague Castle.  The view really is spectacular and even though I've lived here for a year now, I still love looking at the castle.  After walking across the bridge we stopped at the new local Strabucks.  Yes, it has now reached Prague.  I had mixed reactions to Starbucks coming here.  In a way it is kind of disappointing that the commercial chains of America are infiltrating Prague, but on the other hand, I did miss my chai lattes. 

Anyway, after sitting for a while, Jerry and Maria started to fade.  So, we did a little more walking.   We took them to the peeing men.  Yes, you read that right, the peeing men.  There's these two men (not real men) that stand over a pond of the Czech Republic and pee.  Rumor has it that you can text them and they will pee your name into the pond.  As strange as it may sound, it is fun to see. 

After seeing the peeing men, it was back to the flat to rest.  After relaxing for a couple hours we took them back to Old Town Square for a traditional Czech dinner.  We had a great dinner then we walked around a little bit more before calling it a day. 
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