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Snowing hard and enjoying some very special white Czech wine.
Enjoyed some excellent schnapps last night at a local bar and have been hanging out with local DJs listening to awesome drum and bass vinyl mixing.
Been to too many bars and drank far too much of the local shot (some kind of 40% distilled rice wine - URGHH!!)
Wonderful company and walks around the lovely little city of Oloumouc.
... digging up old bones, and legend has it that some blind monk??! Started arranging them into geometric shapes... but then later on František Rint was commissioned to decorate the inside of the church. There are chandeliers, coat of Arms, and pillars all made from human bones.. It's in some ways beautiful.. but when you think about it.. pretty disgusting!!!
However it was great to go and visit, because when else in my life am I ...
... eat and then set out for St. Barbara's Cathedral which was absolutely beautiful. There were statues all along the road leading to the cathedral, and the cathedral itself was amazing. It almost looks like a castle with three huge peaks on the roof. Inside is just as beautiful with stained glass all around the outside. The only unfortunate thing is that we were rushing to make our train (which only departs every two hours) so we were really rushing. And the ...
... going on I suppose. Anyway, bright and early I get up to make a sandwich for lunch and eat some breakfast. Both of those turned out to be breakfast. Then I headed out to the train station. I had such a good run at the local transport system yesterday I thought I would give a day trip a try (also, I was already planning on doing this today). The main train station here in Prague is large... very large. Now it might not seem that big to someone who lives where ...
... was that night. Needless to say, I was exhausted, and when I heard that the plan was to head to a club that was open until 6 am (common in Europe apparently) I was slightly anxious, but still
very excited. We didn't make 6 am, but put in a good shift none-the-less.
Next was Italy. 8 hours by train took me through Germany, Switzerland and down the coast to Rome. It was ridiculous how many tourists were in this city. We joined the masses
and hit up ...