Monday, August 10, 2009


Second day in Prague was definitely eventful. Woke up, found the grocery store, had an awkward language-barrier moment with the cashier where she handed me my bag full of potatoes and pointed at the produce section saying "kasa" over and over again while I stared at her blankly. Apparently I was supposed to weigh my veggies and print out stickers that said how much they weighed for her to scan. I've looked up "kasa" since and it means "cash machine". I still don't quite get it, I assumed she was saying "weigh" or something like it.

Most of the day was taken up by a tour of Prague given by an employee of TEFL Worldwide who was awesome. We saw:

Prague castle (Pražský hrad),

the cathedral (Praha katedrála),

some creepers creepin' on the cathedral,

Charles Bridge (Karlův most, oops no pictures!), saw lots of interesting statues:

an angry one,

and an anatomically correct peeing one,

walked through the Old and New Towns and drank beer. After the official tour, one of the guys on my course whose lived in Prague for a few months showed us some other cool things and took us to a coffeeshop in the basement of a bar where I somehow bought a date with M.J. for 250czk ($13.73). Effing bangin'. It took me an entire term at Sussex to find the hookup and I manage to do it in less than 48 hours here. Needless to say, my habits will definitely not set me back much in Prague. Most of the beer I've been drinking has been between 26-35 czk($1.43-$1.98) for a big mug. I'll leave you with a couple pictures of the Prague skyline...


  1. Love the peeing men statue. Bizaaaaarrre.

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention the best part! You can apparently text the peeing men a message and they will write it out with their, know.