Snowy Capital!

Trip Start Jul 01, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

January 24

It's another slightly snowy day, that's lovely! I missed snow so much!
So later on today I will be meeting with Daniela (hc: dadla) in Prague. Its great as we have been exchanging emails but never met so far, so I'm quite looking forward to our encounter.

So by the afternoon, I say goodbye to my great host in Olomouc and go in direction of the train station to catch a train to Prague. I manage to do so and then sit down with the long ride that will bring me to Prague downtown. I enjoyed the snowy whity view from the train and also the funny clothed guy next to me who keeps on looking at socks magazine.

Nearly arrived in Prague, the whole train line broke down! Only few km away and nobody know what is happening but we are not moving for nearly an hour! Dammit, I will miss my rendez-vous. I'm getting quite unpatient about that as I also don't know what I will do if I don't meet her. So it seemed that a train broke down on the lane and was blocking all the traffic getting into Prague, after about an hour we manage to move a little and pick those people over at a suburban Prague station before at last arriving in the Central Station.

I then ran to the meeting point next to the museum square, under the statue of a king on a horse 'the pony tail'. mm I wait, wait, but obviously I'm too late :S
I didn't know at all how to communicate with her again and how to find an Internet cafe to do such. I finally go back to the station, use some coins to get to a dodgy underground 'dry cleaner and Internet' and just get online long enough to send her a sms through the free smsing website.
Then I walk back to the meeting point and a bit later after me she arrived as well.
In the meantime I could still amuse myself with the snow bank around the statue and so on... it was no bad, seeing Prague under the snow since my last visit.

Then I met with quite a sweet girl, I kinda liked her style right away. We ended up in a sort of Artist cafe, located on the last floor of a 6-storey building having a drink and talking a little with 2 of her friends.

Later on we simply took the subway to get back to her student residence and having a good sleep.
January 25

Tough waking up but by the end of the morning, we finally stepped outside and walked under a wonderful sun in the great freezy snow. It definitely made me feel home!
We walked around in Prague, and then went to a art exhibition given by the students at Daniella's school. All type of arts, some really great. I loved the animation and the photography especially!
From her school building we also had a marbelous view over the river, the bridge and the cathedral.

After this visit, later in the afternoon, we went to freeze ourselves a little while walking in the hill park area. Getting on top of it with the funiculaire and walk in this wooden area with a great view over Prague. The whole moment is actually quite romantic and there is plenty of great subject for pictures. I had a great time walking hand in hand with her through the snowy path and enjoy the white view of this marbelous city.
There is no doubt after my second visit that Prague is obviously one of the best european city!

Back to the residence later, we cooked an improvised meal with her friends and roomates and talked a little. Eventhough, the day could have made us tired we still walked back in town to enjoy a little concert of Balkan style music and theater. I'm really happy I didn't miss that, as it was sooooo funny! So great actually. I really had a great time and was amazed by the improvisation and performance of the musician.
And well Balkan music is also just wonderful to the ears!

January 26

Finally we woke up in time to leave the residence by mid-day and headed out of town in our attempt to hitch-hike to Trutnov. It was pretty cool to not be hitch-hiking alone again, with Daniella this time.
It was still another sunny day and snowy, but also pretty wet. We did manage to catch a ride pretty easily out of Prague. But then we quite got stuck along the road in the country side... and it started to be cold and were freezing brrrrrr :S
We did keep the good mood and tried to see the bright side of it, and amused ourselves. She was indeed quite funny and cute in that situation.
We finally only managed another ride until Jicin, and went to the grocery before catching an over-packed bus to Trutnov.
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