May 17, 2012
Jun 08, 2012
Tomorrow will be our last day in Prague.
The plan is to go to the Charles Street Bridge and tower and then over to the Little Quarter and New Town areas of Prague.
We fly back to Paris on Tuesday and then fly home on Friday. In some ways it feels like we've been gone longer than 3 weeks and in other ways the time has flown by. Tonight at dinner, Darren and I were listing the things we were feeling homesick for; in addition to our family and friends. Then we listed all the great things we will miss from the places we've been over these last few weeks. Traveling is great, but it's very tiring and it makes you miss your own bed.
Again, there are issues with the blog app and I can't post pictures yet. Hopefully tomorrow morning.
This morning we went on a tour of Terezin. Terezin is a former concentration camp about 30 minutes outside of Prague. Terezin was originally built as a fortress in the 1700's. During WWII it was occupied by the SS to be used as a concentration camp. The Nazis presented Terezin as a model Jewish settlementcans in doing so, covered up the real purpose of Terezin. The majority of the people sent there either died while in Terezin or were sent on to Auschwitz. The tour was very educational and very sad. A lot of children were kept in Terezin for years and the conditions were horrific. The small fortress in Terezin was used as a jail during that time. After the tour we got lost, but then figured out where we needed to go, in Old Town. We went to St. James Church, Powder Tower, the Municipal House, and the Astronomical Clock.