Bunny wabbits and Pant like a Pug!
Trip Start Aug 22, 2004
5Trip End Aug 26, 2004
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Guess what I ate today?! A bunny wabbit! Ok, I dunno if it was a bunny, but it was definitely a wabbit cooked in a great Czech style. Ate it at the restaurant next to our hotel, the Cesky Raj. That was my dinner. Lunch was less adventurous but just as good at a Belgian place called Les Moules up in Josefov. The chicken was super, but nothing beat the "ribs of young piglet." You should try these two places too!! I think I ought to be a food taster in restaurants around the world, becoming a sort of food suggestor for guidebooks and such. I would like that alot. Then I could be fat, and my butt could be a whole new double-entity. Wicked!
Anyways, onto the real tourism info. The plan was to walk up to the Umeleckoprumyslove muzeum (Museum of Decorative Arts), figured that after seeing everything on the outside of buildings, might as well catch of glimpse of whats inside
Crossed the Karluv Most and saw the Panna Maria pod retezem (Church of Mary below the chain), this super old church built in 1160 by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (aka the Maltese Knights).
Sat beneath a group of saints on the Karluv Most and ran into a former colleague of my dad's from our days in China
Saw a pug being taken for a walk. The thing had its tongue dragging on the floor and was panting so loudly we wondered if the car passing by had a huge engine problem creating this horrible rattle/rasping. I seriously thought the poor little pug was going to keel over and collapse mid-stride the way it was sounding. Do all pugs sound like that when they're being walked, or was this one asthmatic or something? Anyhow, phrase of the day: "Pant like a Pug!" Should be a motto for a gym or marathon....
Back to story about rabbit for dinner.
Some more things I noticed about Prague:
1) They have an excellent WC system - you can use it anywhere, there are public ones all over the place, and you can use the ones in restaurants without being a customer, all you have to do is give your 5 or 10 Kc and you're free to do nature's work!
2) Good restaurants are the converted cellars, not the ones advertising themselves as roadside cafes.