4 Days in Prague

Trip Start Jan 10, 2008
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Trip End Jun 30, 2008


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Friday, February 15, 2008

Yes I disappeared for a while partly because my computer was acting up and partly because I made a little trip to Prague.  We decided to head off to the Czech Republic for a few days to celebrate JP's birthday.  So on the 10th we hopped a plan in Stanstead airport and headed off to the beautiful city of Prague.  When I say beautiful I mean beautiful!  This place was absolutely amazing.  The buildings were so detailed and it seemed like something different was going on at the end of every little cobble stone street.  There were markets and statues and random street performers.  We spent most of our time in old stone which is where most tourist flock to but we did manage to cross the Charles Bridge to Prague Castle.  The bridge was almost better then the castle.  Along both sides there are statues and the whole length of it is dotted with people drawing portraits and selling jewelry.  Really touristy but you can't help but walk it a couple times.   The castle was (in keeping with the theme of prague) beautiful haha.  We took a walking tour up the hill to the castle and watched the changing of the guards.  We also ducked into the cathedral and took in the panaramic views from a stone balcony.  It was breath taking.  We were fortunate enough that we had excellent weather for the trip.  It was a little chilly but the sun was shining so we couldn't complain. 
At night we hit up some czech beer and some traditional czech cuisine.  The beer was great obviously and the food wasn't bad either although I don't think the Czech people got the memo about carbs being a no-no.  They love there breads and potatoes, gravy and meat.  Most meals looked totally void of colour mostly varying shades of beige.  They need to introduce some greens in there I think.  I fell in love with one food though.  It was called Brambrak which is a big floppy potatoe pancake that they sometimes put pickled cabbage on.  It was sold at every corner by street vendors and with a drink it cost about one pound so less then a twoonie.  Not too shabby for this girl. 
But now i'm back in London staying at a hostel on Camden St. which is where all the crazy markets are.  It's mostly vintage and leather clothes or other weird accessories but you can find awesome little food stands that sell real cheap food and we've already started the habit of hitting up the fruit stands which are really really good (my fave is the fresh squeezed oj).  Looking for work now mostly.  If we keep at it i'm told we will find work within a couple days.  That's all for now.
Love you all!
Oh and Happy Valentines Day!
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