Trip Start Jan 08, 2013
29Trip End May 05, 2013
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The next day we went back to old town square and checked it out in the day time
It's hard for me to write about this because it was more of just a relaxing day taking in the culture so I'm sorry if this is boring. Next we went to the Lennon wall that was COVERED in beautiful graffiti, we would pick out a quote and then try to sing the song that it comes from. That was pretty fun. It started with Joseph Stalin was in power and it was a way for people to protest the war. The cops continued to paint over it until the wall changed owners. The new owner allowed for anyone to decorate it. Now, if you paint something on it won't last more than 3 days before being covered up. For lunch we got a tradition Czech lunch that was sausage with a piece of bread, and cabbage with more sausage in it. It was super filling but actually really enjoyable. We ate it in the middle of old town square and again I felt like I was in Disney world!
We heard a lot about this thing called the black light theater, so we decided to check it out. We bought tickets for the show "Afrikania" that was at 8 that night. It was a small theater very similar to the little late theater, but it was packed. The show seemed like a mix between The Lion King and Cirque du Soleil
We made the bold decision to go to the largest club in Europe. It had 5 stories and each level had a different type of music. There were people of all ages there, including 16 year old kids! It seemed to be the normal hangout for high school kids on Friday nights. There is no way that that is at all good for kids! We checked out each floor, laughing at the crazy people that we came across. The way they danced there was also very difference, they only moved their feet a little bit and were much more controlled than what Americans usually do. Some people we met tried to show us how to "loosen up" and they danced sort of like that southern dance that I can't remember the name of. Anyways, word on the street in the Czech Republic is that I need to loosen up. Probably not going to happen anytime soon. We were talking to a group of guys that looked like they could have been straight from Hogwartz. Their names were pekka, vico, and other ones I can't remember. They were from Berlin and basically said that if you can't speak English you were seen as incomplete and way behind the times
Oh I forgot to mention one of the best parts! All of the former USSR countries celebrate Women's day on March 8th. Everyone was shocked that we didn't celebrate this day in America! In the lobby we were given free champagne, chocolates, and fresh fruit!
We made a quick stop at the Prague Castle on our way to the airport the next day, but unfortunately the weather still was not great. I would have loved more time to walk around up there, but it was so foggy we couldn't see much. Sticking with the Disney theme of prague, the castle reminded be of a bad guys castle where dragons flew around in the air. It was actually quite beautiful and much bigger than expected, but it gave off a bit of an eery vibe. Maybe it was just the weather.
I successful left Prague without learning one word of their language, but everyone spoke perfect English so it wasn't necessary. Now it's back to Florence to welcome spring with a lot of guests!