Trip Start Jan 30, 2010
40Trip End May 19, 2010
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Have been incredibly lazy with updates even though we have a computer in the apartment where we are staying. We have enjoyed Prague so much - I knew it was known as a beautiful city but it's so much more than I imagined! The architecture, the bridges, the churches (250+!), the Jewish Quarter, the many squares (including (Good King!) Wenceslas), the tiny alleys, and the beautiful, beautiful cobblestone streets. It's only marred somewhat be an overwhelming amount of advertising, mostly for McDonalds! Still, it is truly beautiful and we could easily spend a lot more time here doing much the same as we have - walking, eating (dumplings!) and enjoying the view. What we also didn't expect is the amount of tourists here. They are everywhere! A tonne of Italians. I shudder to think how montserously packed it must be during the peak season. This weather definitely has some perks! Speaking of weather, it was snowing again the day before yesterday
It has been really great to stay in an apartment. We shopped and cooked and had lazy brekkies - they have awesome bacon here, very flavoursome, super thin with a whacking layer of peppercorns on top, and deliciously dense rye bread is all the go. It's been lovely but I wont be sorry to turn my back on the doing the dishes!
Tomorrow we are booked on the train to Krakow, Poland. We expect to spend about 4-5 nights there before catching the train on to Berlin. Then it's Russia (yay!) and Cairo - where I'm sure we will collapse from heat exhaustion after all this negative degree business.
Mum, sorry to hear about the chooks. Bloody slackers. Keep writing, we enjoy your mail. What date do you leave for Tassie? Oh, and something I meant to mention a while ago now; while we were in Yangshuo, China we often had our coffee in a little shop that was frequented by the English teachers in the area. There are plenty of volunteer (with full lodging, meals, etc included) posts available ranging from 1 month to 12 and I thought if you faniced a different kind of teaching... It was a magnificent area both for landscape and people. Something to ponder perhaps.
Kaye & Greg, it's brilliant to hear of YOUR adventures! I'm glad your surviving the asian traffic - please continue to do so! How is the heat and humidity? Have you sussed out any courses, Kaye? Keep us up to date! Sending lots of love x