Good museums, Good food, Good theatre... what more could I want?
Prague Travel Blog› entry 4 of 6 › view all entries
June 2nd, 2007 – by: Maureenie
I spent a lot of time in Wenceslas Square again attempting (and, unfortunately, not succeeding) to go shopping and going to the Communist Museum. The Communist Museum was a jostling experience, as you could imagine. As it is a more recent part of our history than the subjects of most other European museums, some of the artifacts were so familiar that I could have found in my grandparents basement. Not that my grandparents were Communists, but, you get the idea. Towards the end of the museum there was a small room with a television showing footage of some Communism-related events that occurred in Prague.
Later I went, on a whim, to a Chocolate Museum. What might that entail?, one might wonder. Statues made out of chocolate, perhaps? No. Some gentleman has recently developed what I suppose we could refer to as an “art form” where he paints with different kinds of melted chocolate. There were portraits, landscapes, etc., painted in chocolate. They were kind of neat. Very unusual, to be sure. In the last room of the museum, there was a place where you could make your own chocolate painting, which, OF COURSE, I did. I painted a picture of me being in Prague, alone and full of wonder, and left it on the floor to add to the museum’s collection.
Later I fell upon (thanks to my book...) a DELICIOUS french restaurant called La Provence (SO Czech, huh) for an early dinner. It was lovely... sitting by the window sill lined with gardenias, Louis Armstrong in the background and typical Czech art nouveau on the walls, hearing almost familiar French voices at the table nearby... perfect, perfect, perfect. I can’t seem to shed my apparent obsession for the aforementioned, as kitschy as it may be. I enjoyed a luscious salad and an incredible rabbit dish that was probably the best rabbit I’ve ever eaten. Not that I haven’t been enjoying Czech cuisine, but this place was an absolute joy for my palate. I sat and pondered my surprise of how easy it was to travel alone, and the fact that I love traveling, but hate travelers.
Speaking of completely delicious, I must say that in one day I indulged in at least two trips to the Old Town center to grab some “staromestsky trdelnik” from a little cart. Don’t ask me how to pronounce that. Especially that last part. Whatever it is, it’s totally delicious. It’s some sort of warm bread that’s wrapped up like a muffler and is covered in cinnamon and sugar. There’s something amazing about it. I became obsessed with it, and ate it way too many times. The chick working there probably thought I had a crush on her.
Come evening I went to go see a blacklight show, which is another kind of performance allegedly special in Prague.
I met up with the girls back at the hostel to share stories, feeling very accomplished in my day’s activities.
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