It was Prague at first sight...
Trip Start Feb 01, 2010
21Trip End Ongoing
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Nick's taken me to Prague Castle, Karlstejn Castle, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, and for a walk across Charles Bridge. We braved Letna Beer Garden on Sunday in what I'm guessing was 25-degree weather after witnessing the aftermath of a "zabijačka” (pig-killing) followed by a sausage making and pork prep demonstration ('I definitely smell a pork product of some sort' ...Wayne's World - gotta love it!). The fact the pig was hanging upside-down and sliced in half was much easier to handle since it was so cold and it had been dead for awhile. However, there's an actual zabijačka this weekend and I have a feeling someone may try to drag me there..
During the months leading up to my visit, I had plenty of time to envision how Praha would look & feel. Boy was I wrong! It's much more urban than I pictured with tall, endless flat (apartment) buildings and store after store. Cars honking outside Nick's centrally-located flat non-stop. The tram system combined with the three metro lines surpass NYC's transportation system and comes without the smell of days-old trash...always a plus. I still miss the Highlander, but hope she's enjoyiong her new Cambodian lifestyle.
We've had goulash (yum!), dumplings ('knedliky' I believe), duck, doner kabob (sort of like a gyro), sauerkraut, cabbage, and even braved blood soup at the pig festival. All surprisingly awesome. If you're wondering...I was the one who wanted to try blood soup & while I'm glad to be able to say I've tried it, I will never, ever, ever have it again. (shudder...)
I can't wait for the city to bloom and officially steal my heart!