Saturday, February 7, 2009

The last couple of days we haven't had anything planned for us so we have been free to do whatever we want around the city. Yesterday morning we went to a student concert which was sort of like a dress rehearsal for the real concert and the tickets were really cheap. However, they talked about themusic a lot at the beginning and it was all in Czech, so we did not understand anything. Unfortunately the man speaking did not realize this and apparently asked a question and held out the microphone for me to respond (we were sitting in the front row). So I had to say I didn't speak Czech and then laugh and shrink down and hide in my seat. Luckily one of the perks of being short is being able to hide with ease. After the concert we walked around for a while and had coffee in a cafe. We made dinner in the dorm and then just went out and hung out at bar that was actually in a basement. It was really cool and looked like the Three Broomsticks. There were definitely some wizards and vampires there. I don't know how they coexist though so they might now have both been there.
This morning we talked with Jan Wiener, who is Zuzana's husband and lives in our suite. He told us about his life, what he did before the war and communism, how he got to America, what he did while he was there and when he came back to the Czech Republic. It was really interesting to hear about his life. On Monday all of the ECES students are watching the movie about his life so it was cool to talk to hime and find out more before seeing it.
This afternoon Colleen and I went to the National Gallery at the castle. The art was really good but not my favorite because a lot of it was really old, like 1600s and 1700s and of Biblical scenes. We went through the museum pretty quickly and then sat in the cafe and had coffee for a while.


  1. Glad to see you're having fun and learning life lessons, i.e don't sit in the front row...sadly missing from these pages are detailed accounts of the food. What are we eating in Prague these days?--joef

  2. hahaha...they made us sit in the front row. theres a little about the food in my newest post, but Ill write a more detailed analysis soon.