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arrived in prague friday evening and settled in to my new dorm room.... makes me feel young to live in a dorm! hehe
it is quite cold! the room is small but i like it very much, feeling rather lucky to have a room to myself. internet is on and i even got the IT guy to open a previously blocked port to warcraft!
i found a small grocery about 3 blocks up the street (and when i say “up”, i mean it!), right next to a second hand store! haven’t figured out the whole hot plate scenario yet so i have been living on grapes and fresh bread. i did buy a little coffee pot today, so i can’t ask for more!
yesterday i ventured to the city center. i can see the twin spires of one of the cathedrals from the balcony of my dorm room, so i just followed that general direction. i found the astronomical clock just as it was chiming. awesome! i didn’t bring the camera, but will next time. i do have some pics to post from the balcony of my room. yep, i have a balcony too...sweet :)
found the department store today and picked up a few little survival things, like a can opener, skillet, bowl, etc :) ain’t the simple life grand?

more to come!



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 12th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Great to hear you're still alive. Are you getting by in English, or are you resorting to your skill in German and Czech?? ;)
Feb. 13th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
i am getting by in silence ;) my german consists of please, thank you and excuse me! (though i do recall various body parts, but not sure they would be in context)
anything you think is a must see?
Feb. 13th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
I was only in Prague for 24 hours, and a lot of that was taken up with work, so I'll be looking to you for tourism advice!! For the record, I saw the Jewish Quarter and the Old Town Square. I have a feeling you'll be going well beyond that - and maybe even exposing the seamy underbelly of the city............
Feb. 14th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
heh me? exposing something? surely you jest ;)
there is an incredible amount of theater and opera that it kills me to be on a student budget! Pygmalion is showing....and Romeo and Juliet....
Feb. 14th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
So where do we send the money for your personal entertainment fund??
Feb. 15th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
no mail..no telephone...not a single luxury ;)
i am guessing when classes start, i wouldn't have much time anyway!
if you don't make it this way before i leave, i will see if i can arrange another Chelsea layover!
Feb. 15th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'll be in Munich in July, but I bet you'll be home before then.....

I can't rule out another visit to some part of Europe before than, but there are no definite plans!
Feb. 13th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...reminds me of Jersey a bit ;)

I may just show up with my camera when it warms up a bit.

Feb. 14th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
it does....and philly... with the grayness and graffiti.
see ya in the spring ;)
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don't fear death
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wandering does not make you a "gypsy."
why would you call yourself
after those who have no home?
long skirts and hoop earrings
do not make you a "gypsy."
why do you call yourself after
those who have no clothes?

"gypsy" is pejorative. please don't perpetuate the stereotype. educate yourself on what it really means to be a "gypsy" in this world.

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