Thursday, August 09, 2007

Away from home....

It's now officially 4 days into the vacation, and this is the first serious internet time I've had in a while. I'm just killing a little time this afternoon - our overnight train isn't scheduled to depart until later in the evening, and we had to check out of our hotel this morning, so I'm trying to find something to do that isn't outside (too hot) or on my feet (they're sore from 4 days of pavement pounding and stair climbing). Fortunatley, internet time is both indoors and takes place on a chair, so is perfect for keeping me busy for a couple of hours.

I managed to sort out most of my personal email today and catch-up on a few websites, so I feel back in touch with the life I lead on a day to day basis. It's nice to know that other people are able to carry on without you as you drink coffee in cafe or drink a beer on a hot afternoon.

It's been a great couple of days - Prague is very charming, and the views here are breathtaking. I've had a great couple of days sitting in small cafes or visiting the many churches and monuments that exist in a city with Pragues' history. It's also clearly August here, which means that all of the tourists are out in full force, being everything that only tourists in the heat of summer can be - climbing up a monument to get the best photo or choosing to sort out a map in the middle of everyone else's way. Fortunatley, our hotel is located outside of the central part of the city, and so taking the metro in and out is a nice way to shift in and out of the "tourist" part of life.

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a fun and busy vacation! Have a great time

Heather said...

I want to visit Prague someday! I can't wait to see pictures. =)

Redwitch said...

Glad you're enjoying your holiday, it was snowing when I went to Prague ;) At least the beer is good and cold and cheap! You brought back some happy memories for me!

Marita said...

Sounds lovely. Hope you continue having a great time and get home safely at the end of your holiday.

Margaret said...

Hi Karin,
It sounds like you are having an amazing vacation. Enjoy! Enjoy!

Jenna said...

Glad to hear that you are really enjoying your time away. Have fun and stay safe!

Hazel said...

Glad your having a nice holiday. I love the exchange you gave. Beautiful. xx

Susan said...

It sounds lovely. I work with a guy who has visited most of eastern Europe, and says that Prague is his favorite city. I can't wait to see some pictures!

Glenda said...

Oh, sounds wonderful. I'm may come looking for travel suggestions in a couple of years. Prague is on my must-see list.

tkdchick said...

Enjoy your trip! I hear Prauge is gorgeous!

Heidi said...

sounds wonderful!

Michelle said...

Sounds like you're having a fabulous trip. Enjoy!!