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After a few false starts in trying to visit Prague (our first time about 15 yrs. ago when Jeff and I were visiting Poland at the time) and some flight cancellations and changes on the part of the airline (this time around) we managed to finally get to Prague. If we were superstitious, we could think that perhaps someone is …
... chiming of the clock is tourist heaven, with all looking upward - prime time for pickpockets. My camera was ready and the hour began....well, you just have to see this for yourself. Hint: It is the 12 apostles that float by the upper windows. Definitely not "It's a Small World" clock.
We immediately beelined to the Old Jewish Cemetery. As usual, we paid both a fee for entrance and a fee to take ...
... than his
brother! What an education! His mother and father also translated Orwell’s
1984 into Czech in 1983. He also gave a striking formulation of what it meant
to live here in the 1970s and 80s. First, he said, “One just had the sense that
this could go on forever—and if so, what am I doing to do for the next 40
years.” His generation had little memory of the atmosphere of the 1960s and the
prospects for ...
... hot wine through the power of sign language. I pointed at a bottle of champagne on the counter, then at the kettle and then I pretended to be cold. She got the gist surprisingly fast, we walked out with steaming cups of hot and incredibly strong alcohol. Yum.
Balancing the wine in the mini van was positively challenging. I spilt a decent amount over my gloves but succeeded in keeping it off the floor. The cathedral named after ...
... to be somewhat more careful than the earlier Guide and made sure that everyone had a very thorough training session. I mentioned that I had taken the earlier tour, so I was the first one selected to demonstrate proficiency on the “device” (which I had no trouble with).
After the training of the others was completed, the tour departed. There were only five of us in the group tonight, one couple from Slovakia, one couple from the U.K. ...