New Town and Petrin Hill by Alexis Fontaine

Today we started off at the Charles Bridge. The bridge was constructed in 1348. Everyone took a minute to view the damage from the flood as it is still taking action. We originally were going to the Jewish quarters, but they were closed at the time because of unknown reasons. After this, we all decided to take an adventure up a giant hill! The hill took approximately half an hour to get to the top! When we reached the summit, we sat and grabbed a drink because we were all exhausted. (We should all be extremely fit after this trip.) Most of us went to the top of the “Eiffel tower” which was a replica of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. Anna and I stayed behind because we are afraid of heights… Then we walked down the long, excruciating hill to go eat lunch. Our lunch was very expensive to our surprise, but we figured it out. After lunch, we went souvenir shopping for our families, and then went to Starbucks. Then we went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. Although today’s plans didn’t work out, we improvised and still had a very successful, fun day. 

My favorite part of today was spending time with my friends, and shopping for my family. Something I learned today was about a statue in Prague. It showed a man slowly withering away, which symbolized how communism was slowly taking his humanity away from him. Something interesting about Prague is the precautions they take for floods. Mr. And Mrs. Tallman were explaining how the community was prepared for anything. In 2002 and 2007 there were many floods, but the city repaired all the damage that was done in ONE night. Amazing! A funny story from today was in the restaurant for lunch. Maddie was speaking in Czech to the waiter, and she was doing so well, and he even thought she lived here, in Prague. Being bilingual is one of Maddie’s many talents.
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