07.31.2007 20 °C
So I haven't updated since last week. Sorry, i've been extremely busy doing stuff that I haven't done before I leave, as well as school work.
I guess i'll start with Friday when Polly and I went to the Franz Kafka museum here in Prague. I'm not really a huge Kafka fan, but it's interesting to learn about his life as a Jewish man during the first World War. If only such brave and interesting writers were around today, perhaps the world would be a better place. After the Kafka museum, we just wandered around (literally) looking for a place to eat. We had no luck finding a new place to eat, so we decided to eat at our favorite italian restaurant here in Prague. Saturday morning, we decided to take a trip to the open air market (the equivilant to the French Market back at home) and do some gift shopping. I haven't gotten all my shopping done, but i've gotten a little more than half complete. After shopping, we decided to take it easy for the rest of the day; we had a long day planned for Sunday. Sunday began with us waking up late, of course, for our tour of Kutna Hora, a village of around 15,000 about an hour from Prague. There, we saw a large cathedral called St. Barbara (photos of it on my flickr site), a old Czech palace used for King Wenceslas during his reign, as well as an old Ossuary made almost completely out of bones from people who had died during the Black Plague among other things (photos again on my flickr site). After our trip back home, we hurried and took showers and wore our Sunday best to go meet Julie, our Czech friend, for dinner and our trip to see the Czech Orchestra at the Municipal House. Twas amazing. After the concert, we went to a small coffee shop which I wish was located in New Orleans. Yesterday and today consisted of class, more walking tours, getting hot water back, and not getting a blink of sleep last night for various reasons. You don't want to know.