Interesting Side Trip
Prague Travel Blog› entry 23 of 59 › view all entries
June 13th, 2007 – by: rawepower
After a quick stop for lunch, we were all given the option to either take the afternoon to travel out to a concentration camp, or stay in Prague. I decided to go with the group out to the camp, and check it all out. This one was called Terezin, and it was in the Czech countryside. Apparently, it was used as a "PR" camp so it wasn't nearly as bad and brutal as some of the other ones, but it was still incredibly powerful, nonetheless.
We also explored the nearby town, which actually was used as a Jewish ghetto. It's been changed into a completely regular country town today, with people living there like they would anywhere else. But they had some museums and whatnot- we opted out of going there so not to spend money. It is a little eerie at first to see what used to be the Jewish Ghetto changed into what it is now, but it makes sense once you're there for a while. We actually found a little playground and had some fun there, as we had time to kill.
After we got back, I took a short nap and went for a run. Most of my friends had to go to a makeup jazz concert (about half the class were not able to go in Paris) so I was pretty much on my own for the evening.
I decided then to go into town for the last little bit of sunlight and see if I could find any food for dinner and just get a chance to walk around some more. It was nice to be out with all the people, but the only options for food were sit down restuarants and I just wanted a somewhere where I could take away food, but they were all closed. So I ventured back to our neighborhood, where I found the perfect Czech fastfood restuarant. No one there working spoke English, so it made it difficult, and I don't really know what I ordered- but it was very good! I was really hungry and they were really surprised when I ordered so much food! It is incredibly cheap... I love Prague....
Since then I've come back and ate while doing work. It's easy to forget we are technically here to study so I have homework!
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