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... up beat. with another version of the hot mulled "Gluhwein" to sip.. another xmas delight.
An evening trip to the top of the Old Town Hall,at 69 metres high, shows the city in all it's splendour, originally built in 1338 it has an astronomical clock face ( circa 1500) in which two doors open on the hour showing the 12 apostles. The crowds congregate below for a glimpse of this ancient tradition.
Leaving the old town square ...
... were allowed to stand. The Old-New Synagogue is such an example as it is the oldest, surviving synagogue in Europe and the oldest working synagogue in the world outside of Israel. It was built in the middle of the 13th century. It’s fitting that today, Prague’s Jewish community, a community that Hitler tried to extinguish, is now a community that although small is growing.
Throughout our walks, the sounds ...
... like a lot at the register). But $4.50 of that was the peanut butter since that's such an American thing!!
After grocery shopping we had to go to class. Our first was Intro to Czech Language which I am extremely glad to be taking. She taught us some basics like hello, goodbye, excuse me, please, thank you, what's your name, and I don't understand (used that one A LOT). It's hard to start pronouncing letters differently and to keep ...
I arrived in Prague in the evening.
My host was named Petr, and he lived near the city center. He gave me directions via the tram and metro, and off I went to try and figure out the way to his house. I was determined not to take a taxi, despite him saying his place was 700 meters from the train station. Not sure what 700 meters is, I took my chance in walking with Maya and my luggage contraption.
I managed to find the metro line and got off after 3 stops, as ...
... taken in a shopping centre. How convenient!
We opted out of joining the others for the evening’s farewell dinner cruise on the river. Although Prague would have been pretty and the scenery beautiful, we couldn’t face another night in the company of our travel agents. It's becoming increasingly more difficult to continue to hold the higher moral ground and not give her a verbal serve.