Ahoy from Prague (that’s Czech for ‘Hi’)
The Wittenberg group has left the tiny confines of this quaint little town and have headed off for the big city…in Eastern Europe. There is definitely a difference between Germany and the Czech Republic. I wouldn’t say it is poor, but whereas Germany is a first world country, I would definitely say that the Czech Republic is still in the second world. The most noticeable (and possibly obnoxious thing) was the currency. The Euro goes a long way for a czech dollar. My first day there, I withdrew 1,000 CZK (which is about $60 US). Our dinner the first night cost around 2,000 CZK. I’m not going to lie, it felt weird whipping 1,000 bank notes out of my wallet on a regular basis.
Thanks to our amazing tour guide, Joe, we had amazing accommodations in a terrace/river-view apartment in downtown Prague. It was well worth the expense and, hands down, I don’t think we would have wanted to stay anywhere else!
We also saw so much in Prague. We didn’t have any guided tours, but rather we ventured out on our own and explored. I’d say the first day, we easily walked probably 10 miles–but it was so worth it. Prague is an amazing city. Yeah, sure, it can be a bit shady and maybe isn’t the safest place in the world, but the beauty more than compensates for it.
Well, now I’m back in the good ole’ Deutschland and need to start working on a speech tomorrow for my Luther class. P.S. Augie kids, this is technically my first week of class 😉
Watch for more updates and pictures!