Nothing exciting

Trip Start Jul 19, 2006
Trip End Sep 18, 2006

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Thursday, August 3, 2006

Nothing exciting today,just went and mail package home. It will take a month to get there they said ??? Or I could pay double the crowns to ship air and it would still take 2 weeks ??? Where am I - the North Pole??? Also went into DSL office to get price. Well hold your breath people $464 dollars US he said. I busted out laughing and picked up my little dolls bag and walked out. I think I did say something like "You are kidding right" he said "No".

Anyway big problem getting train ticket out of this country. I have been to station 3 times today. First wanted ticket to Heidelberg, Germany. Information man said, you will have to wait until night train Friday night - others have to many changes -maybe 7 he said shaking his head. Well I remember seeing that I could go on 2 trains thru Munich. Oh he wouldn't hear of it. So I go back to room look up trains, yes Prague to Munich , no stops, Munich to Heidelberg , one stop. I can do that, so go back ask about it. Ohh my he didn't like that, "DO WHAT YOU WANT" Well what I want is to not sleep on the train tomorrow night. So get in line to meet another rude person selling me the ticket, she asked a zillion questions then handed me a ticket. ONE single ticket , nothing for next train, nothing with seat numbers, nothing I understood on the whole thing, doesn't even have the time on it. She said be here 20 minutes before train leaves to get platform number. "This will get you to the border". Now I walk around trying to find cold pills (yes I am sick, throat, nose burning) and I start thinking -get me to the border -well then wasn't I was suppose to be on a train that I did not have to get off of until Munich? So back to station, go to information man (unfortunately same man) he said I do not sell tickets, go ask her why you do not have more tickets. Ok back to line, new person, I show her what I have been sold for 362 crowns, or 12.5 Euro or somewhere around $15 to get to border. I ask do I have to get off at border and buy ticket to continue. NO you have rail pass, you do what ever you like. Humm well what I would like is somebody to assure me I am not getting thrown off at border by those people with the guns that rode over the border with me getting into this country. Am I asking to much?????????? I don't think so.

Anyway here is a picture of me for the ones that are not sure I am surviving. In for the day, had plan to go on dinner cruise to see Prague by night,but it has turned a little colder here and tonight with my throat hurting I best stay in - so I will.

I took this of myself in the room, had to lean into it , no pants ha ha.

Will be going to Heidelberg Friday to stay with Heike (blonde in pictures)in a little village about 20K out. It must be a horse area, we are going to a horse competition of some sort Sat. morning then into town to show me around. Monday I will head to Gossau, St. Gallen, Switzerland for stay at Vince's house, he has been on holiday for the month so not sure what we are doing, he mentioned he is about 30 min from alps and he could take me there. He teaches High school and only has 2 more weeks off before going back.

Talk later,
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