Prague, Czech Republic
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So Eastern Europe. For some reason when I thought of Eastern Europe I imagined a lot of really bright coloured buildings everywhere (am I picturing Russia?) but instead it was dark and gloomy. Kind of got a poor and old feeling from the city. But I was finding some very good prices (once I figured out the difference in currencies, divide everything by about 25 to get the amount in Euro) on food (one of my favourite things in the world) but no deals on alcohol. I took another free walking tour. I wish I had come across more of these before, but I never saw any. It's another great way to meet people. I'm hoping Budapest has one too, because I have no idea what I want to do there. I thought I was going to be more impressed with Prague.
I'm halfway through my trip at this point.
Thoughts while in the Czech Republic:
-The public clocks in Prague are never right.
-They don't believe in credit cards.
-They put pickles on everything.
-The tunnels while on the train are creepy because there are no lights.
-The people seem to be very traditional and conservative. For the first time, the men are polite and don't stare at me as I walk down the street. They even offer to help me with my backpack on the trains.
-I'm having a hard time understanding when they communicate with body gestures. Or even when they say yes and no, it likes yes means no to them and vice versa. So I'm learning all over again how to communicate with my hands.