For any of you that don't know, I love postcards.
I've decided that this is probably the best way to document my time in Prague: a blog based on photographs and postcards.
I'll post more often this way (hopefully), and there will just be a small amount of text--a postcard's worth. And this way I'll be able to send "postcards" to everyone.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Karlovy Vary (Weekend Trip)

To end the Orientation week we went on a trip with ~30 other international students to a spa town about 2 hours away from Prague. On the way we visited the memorial in Lidice--a town that was wiped out by the Nazis. It is about 20 minutes outside of Prague.

The next stop was Karlovy Vary. We visited the Becherovka museum/distillery. The liquor is pretty medicinal-ly, kind of smells like ginger and many more spices that you can't even name.

After that we got back in the bus and went up to a small mountain town. The snow was incredible up there. Prague got nothing compared to them. The kids from Canada were getting really excited because it looked like home. There must have been 2' on the ground (and the trees, and everything else), there were drifts that were even higher. We went snow-tubing up there... I went down a couple of times, then was too cold. Spent a good portion of the time with a hot drink in my hand and inside. I was not alone--we were all in one tiny room by the end.

That night we stayed up in the mountainous area at a B&B/hostel. And the next day we went to Karlovy Vary. There we swam in a thermal pool (23C water in 1C air temp= not as hot as I thought it would be).

Started classes this week--so I'll post a little about them soon.

And the FOOD! I've been trying to document the food, so get excited for those photos.

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