Dobry den! Welcome to Prague…

Entrance to Sobotecka 3, my apartment building.
Entrance to Sobotecka 3, my apartment building.

It’s day two in Prague, and I’m still a bit jet-lagged.

As I was being driven to my apartment yesterday, I noticed the greenery and the changing fall colours of the trees. It was snowing when I left home, so the temperature of 15 degrees was quite balmy and enjoyable. Many roads are cobblestone, and the sidewalks made of small square bricks. The buildings are tall and ornate, with different shades of yellow, ochre, taupe and so on. Our apartment is just a street away from a corner store, called “Billa”. You weigh and then tag your own fruits and vegetables with a sticker, and then mistakenly buy tripe soup for supper, which you don’t eat after tasting it. The bread and smokey cheese and red pepper is better. Safer.

Sobotecka Hallway
Hallway of the apartment, currently shared with three other girls.
My bedroom.
My bedroom.

The apartment is old, but spacious. Reminds me quite a bit of my apartments in Romania. I’m sharing it with Erin, from Australia, and Marin, from Phoenix. We have Lilly as well for a few more days before she moves to her own place.

The kitchen in the apartment, with a tiny balcony.
The kitchen in the apartment, with a tiny balcony.

The apartment is fully furnished, with all the appliances we need. It’s funny to have the bathroom be separated into two rooms: one with the toilet, and the other with the washing machine and the shower. We don’t have a dryer – clothes are dried on racks.

Bathroom 1: shower, sink, and washing machine.
Bathroom 1: shower, sink, and washing machine.
Bathroom 2: toilet and tiny sink, also a ventilation window.
Bathroom 2: toilet and tiny sink, also a ventilation window.

I’ll get used to formatting this blog soon enough, I hope. Until then, enjoy this final picture, of a cemetery I saw today. Because of course I went to a cemetery the first chance I got. I love cemeteries! I could spend hours in this one – and I really need to find out what “Rodina” means in Czech. Wait, how about I google it? Okay, it’s a family name, and it was extremely popular in the portion of the cemetery I saw. Lots of tombstones with Rodina on it.

The Olsany Cemetery.
The Olsany Cemetery.
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One thought on “Dobry den! Welcome to Prague…”

  1. This is a little late, glad you are settling in, I hope school is going well. We are excited to enjoy your adventure through your blag.

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