This day (Saturday) was more intense in the morning. We started off by walking up a hill and than climbing up a tall building that looked exactly like the Eiffel Tower. At the top of the tower the view of Prague was absolutely amazing. After that a group of us went to look at many shops around Prague, specifically soccer shops. After a long period of walking we rested in the hotel and got ready for the big game. That night we walked to the beer gardens and watched the Champions League Final. The game was projected on an enormous screen, and there were people from all over Europe cheering for their team. The atmosphere was amazing. This was one of the best parts of the trip. We arrived that night at the apartments late and exhausted, but excited to see what the next day had to offer.
This day (Sunday) we went to another village called Kutna Hora. In the town we first walked around and enjoyed the city, and even entered a church filled with bones. Then we went to the silver mines, and we even went underground and experience the terrible condition that people had to work in. After that we went to an enormous cathedral. The cathedral was filled with beautiful glass windows and Sovfia’s non-stopping laughing. We also had an amazing view of the villages from outside the cathedral on a long bridge.
This day (Monday) was a very happy, but also sad day. This last day was about having our ltast adventures in Prague. In the morning a group of us went to a really beautiful garden. Later the guys went to go get Eurocuts with amazing barbers. The rest of the afternoon we all walked around in small groups and enjoyed the city and did a lot of shopping. For lunch Mr. Tallman took a group of us to an amazing Indian restaurant that I am convinced had the best food in Prague. That night we all walked around the main square and then to St. Charles bridge for the last time. The view was beautiful, but it was hard to think that the next morning were all going to leave this beautiful city. This last walk in the evening was one of the best parts of the trip because we were all together as a group enjoying the last beautiful views of Prague.
Day 2: today we explored Prague even more. We went to this place called golden lane. It was really small and hard to walk through. The walls were lined with multiple weapons and pieces of armor.
Day 4: today we rode a bus 3 hours to cesky krumlov. This is the most beautiful city I have ever seen. The views from the castle are extraordinary.
Day 5: Kutna hora was very interesting. They had silver mines there that were really cold and dark. Everybody turned all of their lights off when we were in the tunnel and I almost fell asleep.
Today was our last day in Prague. To start the day off we traveled back to the castle in Prague with the hope to explore the church inside. However, the line was too long, so we instead went to the gardens. In the gardens we saw peacocks and beautiful fountains and ponds. After that we had free time for the rest of the day. We spent our free time shopping and eating cake! One cool thing we saw was the big clock in the old town center changing hours. When the hour changed little statues appeared and bells rang. It wasn’t that impressive but still pretty cool that they built it in the 16th century.
We saw the bone church, which is just really a creepy place and I don’t know why it would ever be a holy place. Then we went to the silver mine which was really cool. It sucks if you are tall but i can be really peaceful sitting in pitch black and feeling the wind. I learned how to identify of a head injury where the person survived vs. if they died from it.
The last full day of Prague was bittersweet. I cannot wait to go home and start my summer vacation but i am gonna miss the good food and all of the walking and traveling we did in Prague. The last day was a shopping day so all i did was go to Zara and buy euro stuff.
Today we explored all over the town Kutna Hora. First we went to the bone church, which is a church decorated with human bones! It was so disturbing, Molly and I had to leave early. Later in the day we traveled down into the old silver mines. I was so scared to go underground, because I was afraid of the tunnels caving in. However, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun! The tunnels were pretty gross though, because they were covered in water and moss. Some of the mine was so tight that I had trouble fitting through. I couldn’t believe that people in the past had to spend whole days underground in the pitch black. After the mine, we walked around a little and then climbed aboard the train back to Prague.
Today we went to Kutntá Hora and saw a church made out of human bones. It really put the tragedy of the plague and war in perspective to see how many people it affected. Also we went to an old silver mine and got to crawl through tunnels that miners used to use. It was so interesting to see how scary it must have been to be all alone in a pitch black mine with only a flickering lamp to guide you. We also went inside a beautiful church and it was funny when Žofia wouldn’t stop singing and giggling when it was silent and everything echoed. Tomorrow I’m looking forward to seeing inside of St Vedas cathedral to see the giant stain glass window.
We walked around the park and saw the hunger wall. The rest of the morning was spent trying to find soccer jerseys in little side shops. That night we went to a beer garden and watched the champions league final.