Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Birthday Party!

On Monday I turned 22!  For my birthday, we went out on this jazz boat that runs up and down the river and shows some great views of Prague.  The music and dinner were amazing, and we all had a great time.  It was also St. Patty's day, so we made sure to visit and Irish pub as well.  People here love St. Patty's day just as much they do in Ireland, and every pub in the city was packed.  

We've been busy with our friends from Italy who are in town this week, going to lots of museums and touristy places.  There is an Easter festival going on in Old Town, so we've gone there several times to check out all the souvenirs and delicious festival food.  Tomorrow night we're going on a ghost tour of Prague to find all of the haunted places in the city.  On Friday we're going to a little town in the Czech Republic called Kutna Hora to visit the famous Sedlec Ossuary, a small Roman Catholic chapel which is decorated with 40,000-70,000 skeletons--yes, a church made out of human skeletons.  Very creepy.  We should get back just in time to pack and take an overnight bus to Munich, Germany where we'll spend the weekend.  Then, hopefully we'll get to enjoy the Easter festivities in Prague on Monday (Monday is the official Easter holiday here) because we have the day off school!  

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