Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Prague Blog.

I'm going to start off by saying that my Dad came up with the title of this blog. (as if it didn't have "Dad Joke" written all over it.) However, while it may be slightly amiss, it is also very informative because this is, in fact, a blog post about my trip to Prague. Glad we cleared that up.

Funny Story: (Readers: "Already?" Katie: "Yes.") In Germany they require an extra fee to reserve seats on trains. We are all poor college students (who somehow have enough money to live in Europe for the summer?) so of course we opted out and figured we'd just find some random seats somewhere when we got there....

...For ending A please go to post-script 1.
For ending B please go to post-script 2.
1. It was not a good idea.
2. It was not a good idea.

There is no other real solution to this. We ended up sitting in a hallway big enough for a cello to barely fit through sideways (there was a middle-school orchestra on the train) for almost the whole five hour train ride because the train was so full. Who knew other people besides us wanted to travel through Europe in the summer? Weird.

The good news was the train was made up of little compartments and we were "sitting" near the previously mentioned orchestra children's cabin where we could hear all the lame and immature Harry Potter jokes they were making inside. Meanwhile, us much older and much more mature adults were sitting OUTSIDE the cabin making much older and much more mature Harry Potter jokes (we never once brought up Bernie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, though we did mention chocolate frogs once or twice) when I got the grand idea to put my navy blue sweater on my head and try to scare the kids when they opened their curtains.

Unfortunately it didn't work as well as I had planned, seeing as how the sweater only went down to about my colar bone, (put this one on the list of "Times I really wish I had my Dementor costume") but, despite their stoic faces, I think they all still had a good German laugh once they closed the curtains.

Day 1 of Prague was promising. We started out by taking a boat trip around the river that leads through the city. It was a sunny day and our tickets even included an ice cream bar and "Lemonade." (Turned out to be Sprite. It only makes sense since everything in Europe is carbonated, but the guy kept swearing it was lemonade. I have a feeling they don't serve too much of that stuff since every other person on board ordered the free beer, including the 12 year olds in front of me.)

We ended the day by sitting in the big square in the middle of the city and listening to some live cultural (free!) music.


video

I could really go on for a while about all the other things we did but I'm in Europe to study, not to write blogs (<----a good joke.) so I'm just going to wrap this thing up.

We hiked to the amazing castle/cathedral they have. (3 times. Whoops!)
We ate delicious food.


(A crepe!)


We took an absurd amount of pictures.


And at the end of the day we listened to this classic song in the warm summer evening weather in the middle of the main bridge of the city.

video
Prague was, by far, the most beautiful city I have ever been to.

Some things are just worth a five hour train ride on the floor.

With or without a dementor costume.


Until next time...


Love, Katie



1 comment:

  1. katie. i can't even handle your blog. i mean i was WITH YOU for all of that but the way you write it is just so funny. so good. "for ending A..." haha.

    glad we're friends.
    and glad you have that last SWEET picture of yourself.

    ReplyDelete