Czech Republic Continued
Trip Start Jul 13, 2009
12Trip End Aug 12, 2009
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Our first day in Brno I came down with some sort of cold/flu thing that has been kind of a drag, but as long as its not swine flu I should be ok. On the bright side, this is one of the few times Ive been able to utilize all of the various medicines I packed for a trip. Though I was sick, we still managed to get out and walk around a bit. We went to a castle that was used as a prison until the 1800s, and then again under Nazi rule. It was interesting and fairly creepy. Jesse did manage to scare me once by jumping out from a dark corner, but this was after he scared himself upon first glance of one of the wax guard figures.
One night we went to a live jazz show at a cafe. Its a little strange hearing jazz in Czech, but we really liked it. They ended up singing some songs in English, too. Jesse strayed from his beer regimen to order a cocktail called "The Fresh Express", or something equally stylish, which turned out to be pretty watery. Its probably best to just stick with the beer, especially when its less than 2 dollars for a half liter.
Our room was cute and homey, in the attic of a pension with low sloping ceilings that we kept bumping our heads on. It also came with the standard breakfast of the region: cold sliced ham, rolls, and tomato slices. After about our 20th consecutive day of eating variations of this, we decided to start buying fruit for breakfast instead.