Krasne Vanoce a Hezky Novy Rok
Trip Start Sep 06, 2006
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Personally I rang in my New Year atop a hill just north east of Prague Castle; near Checuv most (probably misspelled that
It was a strange feeling to be so far from home during this time... not bad, just different. The friends that I've made here made it unique and unforgettable. I also felt slightly more aware of the other foreigners around me.
I've noticed two distinctly different types of ex-patriots. The first seem totally oblivious to the fact that they're in a different country... they find a couple safe bars around the town center, befriend other ex-pats of the same nationality (or mother tongue), and only know the phrase "nemluvim cesky" (I don't speak Czech)... clearly. The second group tend to be more working class, generally Asians, Slovakians, Poles, (a few) Brits, and (even fewer) Americans. I am awed by these people, especially the Asians, who not only bust their asses, but also speak Czech really well (at least to my untrained ear.)
...anyhow, best wishes for 2007!