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Off before 9 this morning for our field trip to Kutna Hora to see Morbid Moe's "bone church". The bones of 40,000 people are used in an artistic way at this church located on cemetery grounds. We successfully took the tram (streetcar) to the train station and without getting lost were excited to be on our Maureen (merry) way. After about an hour on the train, we were ready to get off at the second Kutna Hora stop when the Czech speaking conductor ...
... town's famous historical sites. Just as we started waiting for the bus, it started to snow. Really, it was barely flurrying, but since it's been years since I've seen snow fall, I'll take what I can get.
We got on the bus, and it was way less than 30 minutes to the bone church, maybe because there was only one other person who got on or off the bus ...
... of pain, sympathy, guilt and ultimate thanks to the image of Jesus strung up on the cross. If you were coming from a cold, rat-infested house, these cathedrals would have been so luxurious. They still are! Then you would socialise and gossip with the other locals, and listen to a prayer by the priest about how you should work hard now, and no matter how difficult life gets, it will all be worth it if you can manage to get into heaven. It is really a perfect social buffer, religion is. ...
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I decided to do a day trip to the town of Kutna Hora which is about 2 hours outside Prague by train. The train journey was quite easy. At one point I had to transfer to a local spur line to the Kutna Hora Mesto (Town centre). This train was rails layer in grass with no platform. You just stood along side the tracks ...
... of trains: 80
# of buses: 15
# of taxis: 2
# of beers: 51 (Branik and Staroprmen)
# of monies found: 6.50 Euros, 8.05 Peruvian soles, 5 cents American, 10 cents Bolivian, 1 ...