The Snow Has Come

Trip Start Jan 19, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I don't think that I will ever be as cold as I was in Moravia, but the days of single digit temperatures are starting to blend together. We got back from Moravia on Saturday night and I was planning on going out but instead fell asleep with a trademark Niko Nap, and never woke up. This wasn't that big of an issue however, because Sunday night was football night in....... Prague?

  For the Superbowl we had limited options with venues, but I am pretty sure that the Hard Rock Cafe was not a bad choice by any means. The USAC group split in to two different groups for the super bowl, half of the students went to the Drunken Monkey and the other half the Hard Rock. It is safe to say that I made the better choice out of the two. The Drunken Monkey had a 500 koruna cover charge which is about 25 US dollars which is utterly ridiculous, even though they had bottomless drinks and all you can eat, although crappy food is hardly all you can eat. The Hard Rock on the other hand only had a 150 koruna cover charge and it included a beer. The group got awesome seats right at the bar with a perfect unhindered view of the huge projection screen. The people sitting next to us at the bar were characters to say the least. One guy was a Zoo construction specialist from South Africa who was living in Florida, and currently doing work in Prague. The other man next to him was a bio-medical engineer. However, my favorite patron was a 28 year old man from Wales who was drunker than most at the bar. Despite that he was extremely funny and even bought me 2 Stella's and bought kinsey some nachos, he was a good guy and even better company for watching the game with. Perhaps the funniest part of the night was the fact that my roommate failed to stay awake at the Hard Rock before the game even started, needless to say he had had a couple of drinks and was very tired, so he slept through the entire game and did not see one play. There will be pictures below ha ha. Overall the game was a blast and although I wasn't able to watch it in America I still got to see it and had a great time at that.

This week was the start of normal classes and luckily for myself I do not have any Monday classes, so Monday was dedicated to rest and recovery from a long, exciting, and eventful weekend. Tuesday morning I woke up to a decent amount of snow on the ground and to say that it was a picturesque walk to school would be an understatement, even despite the cold temperatures. Today, Tuesday, I started at 8:45 with my Art and Architecture class; this class basically spends the first 30 minutes of class with a lecture and then proceeds to go on field trips throughout the city and explore the beauty that is Prague. Today our class was scheduled to explore a museum near the old town square, however, when the class got to the museum it had a sign on the door stating that the museum was closed due to climactic reasons, basically meaning that it is too damn cold for even the museum to stay open. The teacher didn't really have a back up plan so she just thought about what was close to where we were at the moment. Therefore, we went to the Astronomical tower and went to the top where the view was amazing, especially because of the snow capped buildings which added to the surreal nature of the city. 

This was a relatively short post but I just wanted to put up some pictures and talk about the recent adventures. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask me or if you have any suggestions I am open to hear them.

Niko Zivanovich

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