Sun Dress Thursday

Trip Start May 25, 2012
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Trip End Jul 07, 2012


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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Thursday, June 7, 2012

Abby, Krisia, and I woke up this morning to head to Old Town Square.  THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL!!! It was sunny all day and in the 70s so we got to wear shorts and dresses for basically the first time.  The weather needs to step up its game because we packed a lot more warm clothes than cool ones.  

There's a building in the center called the Municipal House that they use for concerts, fashion shows, and other random stuff but that also has this Cafe with supposedly amazing breakfast.  We read about that somewhere so thought we'd give it a shot.  Abby was happy when we got there because there was a sign saying students with an International Student ID Card (ISIC) got a 30% discount and TU made us buy one of those which has proven to be completely useless up until this restaurant.  So we went in and realized that it was around 11 and breakfast was only served until 11... What bad luck! We ended up just going with random lunch meals--Krisia had beef with this vegetable sauce, lemon, cranberries, and dumplings and I had this chicken dish with potatoes that reminded me of twice-baked and Abby went for a strawberry milkshake.  The area is pretty tourist-y so we got to people watch since our table was outside.  Abby noticed that bikes here for little kids don't have peddles and we saw a really tan/orange lady with these 4ish inch spike heels.

It was right before 12 when we finished paying and we were just a short walk from the Astronomical Clock so we went to go see that for real this time.  It really wasn't terribly exciting but at least we can say we've seen it now!  From there, we went to the farmer's market in the area and just wandered up and down the rows of booths.  There was SO much random stuff! We saw honey wine, flowers, tons of fruit and vegetables, crepes, cakes, bread and pastries of all kinds, clothes, bags, etc.  Abby grabbed some fresh strawberries and a chocolate muffin that actually ended up having some sort of a fruit filling and we headed back home.

We had a little bit of a break before it was time to head to Czech Language where we learned about adjectives and restaurants.  Once again, we could have sworn we were actually supposed to go to a restaurant but that didn't happen.  When we got off of the Metro, Abby and I decided that we should grab a snack before sightseeing and there's a stand right there for "Eurodog" that are only 15 crowns ($0.75).  I'm not sure if Abby and I are always raving about the food because it really is that good or just because we let ourselves get too hungry before eating, but it was really good!!! They put the hot dog in almost like a baguette type thing that just has a hole cut out of the center and put the condiments in for you at the top and bottom.  

Our apartment had decided to go to see Lennon's wall once Abby and I were back from class so we picked them up and headed back to the Metro.  We saw this little group of boy scouts there--who knew they had those in the Czech Republic!? We walked across Charles Bridge again to get to the Lennon Wall and stopped to get zmrzlina (ice cream).  They have a wall with the Love Locks right before you get to Lennon Wall.  It's the same concept as the locks at the top of that hill we hiked only there are a ton more locks and there's a graffiti wall around the fence as well with so-and-so loves so-and-so type stuff on it!  The Lennon Wall is just past Love Locks and the graffiti on it was amazing! The Wall has been Beatles inspired since the 1980s and is always changing. Unfortunately, the portrait of Lennon is long-lost, but the graffiti centers around love, peace, etc. which is a nice change from stereotypical gang related US graffiti.

There was a park in the area that we spotted since it overlooked the river so we wandered around there for a bit.  We didn't realize that two of David Cerny's "Tower Babies" are actually in that park so we got to see them.  The rest are seen crawling up the TV tower in the center of the city.  They're these giant black sculptures that at first glance appear to be faceless but they really do have faces--they are just a barcode that looks like it's sunken into their faces.  I'm not entirely sure what the message Cerny wanted to send was, that'll be a question for our Culture teacher.  

We got home a little late but Krisia made us fajitas for dinner.  It was her first time cooking ever but it turned out great! She threw some vegetables on the side which was a nice change because they don't really eat those here.  A group of people then wanted to go to Karlovy Lazne instead of Radost so we went with the group.  It's a five story club with different themes on each level and is the biggest club in central europe.  Some sketchy men were there, so we were glad to have the boys with us but overall it was a fun place to dance! 
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Greenhaws on

The food sounds interesting, glad you guys are enjoying. Thanks for sharing! Hugs

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