So far so good

Trip Start Mar 08, 2007
Trip End Mar 22, 2007

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Past couple of days have been pretty good. Jet lag is kicking my butt, but I'm trying to take care of that tonight by getting in extra early. Yesterday was a free day for us. I went to Cappucin Monastery where I got to see mummified priests. This was a very awkward experience because they were just laying out there, but so well preserved. The priests here made a different type of cappuccino drink that is amazing. I went to the cafe next door and ordered a hot chocolate. It was like a warm chocolate pudding, but really really good. Got a desert that should have  came out of a 5 star restaurant. Then me and my roommate Lillie went shopping a little and realized none of the stores stay open passed 4pm, but the mall was open. We ate at a cute diner where I got fried mushrooms, crab meat and broccoli. It was fantastic, and so was the dark Starborro beer. After that we went to a wine tasting place called Vina Vitka. The best red wine was Frankova, see if you find it in the states. There were about 5 of us, and we met some cool native people that come to  the university here. They spoke okay English and told us some of the best places to go here in Brno. Called it a night with a night caper at hotel bar, and headed off to bed at midnight. Woke up at 7, went to St. Peter and Paul Cathedral children's mass. It was a really good service. Even though it was in Czech, I knew every single word they were saying. The church was baroque style with flying buttresses and so many angel statues that you never looked at the same one. I was  the most beautiful church I'd ever seen. After that we went sight seeing and went to a park which claims to have marked the "Center of the Universe". Something about some university professor was trying to find the center of universe, and calculated that it was in Europe, then in Czech Republic, then in Brno, and then in this town square. I got many pictures. Then we went to Spilberk Castle that is at a great hill that overlooks the whole city. The Castle was once a prison during WWII. They would have 5 levels of torturing here, like Chinese water torture, leather stretching tables, and even put your feet between two metal plates and crushed them. OUCH. The Castle was extremely cold but had a very warm courtyard. After the castle, me and Lillie went and sat in a bench that over looked the town. I napped and she sketched. When I woke up, Lillie apparently says that someone came over and started taking pictures of us. I guess we're just art :)
Calling it a night early tonight, have to wake up at 6am to go to Cesky krumlov, where the Hostel and the Illusionist were filmed. This is going to be great. PS. I would have liked to put pictures on here, but unfortunatly the computer here doesnt have american software on it. :)
Love you all. Goodnight
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