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The idea being I can write about stuff that happens here. Kinda like a Journal :)

2.25.2007

It's been about one month since I got to Prague. I have really run out of excuses to set up this page. And thus it has been born.

School is going pretty well I think. Its in english and none of my classes seem overly hard. There is plenty of reading, but between the language, history, and psychology along with my tandem I'm learning alot about the czech culture.

As far as the city is concerned, it is GORGEOUS!!! I have never been in a city that I have enjoyed so much. The public transit is highly reliable and fairly quick. It took a few days to get used to but now I take it almost everywhere. That is when I don't want to walk.

I live in Prague 6. Its a section of the city on a hill on which Prague Castle stands. Thats where the president works. Its nice to walk through the castle in the morning. If you walk through the castle or just down the step city hill you can cross the river and thats right where my school is. Thats the border of Prague 1: The city center, old town, and new town.

2.28.2007

This weekend is going to be really cool. My history class is going to Kutna Hora. I don't know what Kutna means, but Hora means mountain. There is a small town there with a church full of human bones and a silver mine. It should be very interesting. I'll make sure to put up some pictures from that when I get back.

In other news I am working on a presentation about the National Theatre or Narodni Divadlo and its historical background to prague also for this history class, so I was think I might create a page detailing the place, in case anyone is interested. I might create my project for use on the internet anyway, so it wouldn't be a problem.

I have been spending alot of time lately focusing on learning the language. I rely on my german and, in worst case senarios, on my english to get around too much. Its a monster of a language. Besides vowels being regularly unused, there is one sound imparticular that is almost impossible to make. Most czech children don't learn it until the age of five or so, if that gives you any indication of it impossible structure. I am however making progress. I had a conversation with my tandem partner the other day about what I ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So at least I can say something :)

3.4.2007

I am back from Kutna Hora. It was a really cool trip. Talk about weather phenomina though, when we left it was snowing, when we got to our first stop it was still snowing, by the time we got to St. Barbara's Cathedral it was raining, as you see in the pictures of the town, by the time we finished lunch it had COMPLETELY cleared up, and the as we were leaving it started hailing. Weird.

I wish I could include pictures of the castle or the Cathedral, but you had to pay to take pictures, and I'm just cheap that way. I'll just get copies from other people.

I would sayit was a day well spent, and on the note you can just enjoy the pictures. :)

3.14.2007

About a week ago I went up to the communist memorial Vitkov. So I'm putting up some pictures form that, but im gunna take down the Brno pictures so they don't eat up my bandwith.

In the mean time classes are going well. It has been kind of a hectic week here in the Kolej, because of interpersonal drama with my roommates and people from the states. We've had some real bonding nights.

Last week I met alot of really cool people out at the bars, and Ive started talking with people in czech. minimal conversations, but its a start. I also went out with veronica (my czech tutor/ english student) and her boyfriend to a music bar. It was one of my best nights here.

Other than that school continues. I am preparing for my week long stay in Berlin over spring break, and then the following weekend I am going to Krakow. Everything should be pretty great :)

4.1.2007

I'm back from spring break in Berlin. Prague has never felt so great. I had a total blast, but I was ready to come back. I have school tomorrow which will drag, but I'm refreshed so it'll be fine.

I go to Krakow next weekend. I have no idea what to expect. It should be interesting I think. I'll be sure to take alot of pictures. :)

Don't really have to much else to report. I'm going to bed. Night.

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