For a change of pace I actually studied on Wednesday. Crazy how studying abroad actually involves school work sometimes. We had a paper due in Art and Architecture on Thursday so I had to finish it. We had to write an analysis on a building in Prague– of course I chose Troja.
Later we once again got ice cream sandwiches for dinner. Parlor, the ice cream sandwich place, is too close to K17 to be healthy for us.
In my defense, I did go to the grocery store on the way back. Except the problem is that I still do not know how to shop here. Between there being different foods and an absence of the foods I’m familiar with (Albert’s frozen section only has vegetables and ice cream) everything is in Czech (frankly, I’ve gotten tired of holding my phone up to google-translate everything).
I got a crocodille sandwich for dinner: a sub that is sold in many convenience stores in Prague. The intriguing part is that they are sold in vending machines in the USAC building. Naturally, I had to try one.
Well, it will be the last one I will eat because it was gross.
After eating, my roommates and I had an impromptu karaoke/lip-sync night. It was mainly supposed to be lip-sync, but do you know how hard it is to not sing “Love is an Open Door” into your empty cider bottle/microphone?
What comes first, the rain or the rainy-day-attitude?
Tuesday morning I slept in and took a long time to get up and moving. I spent most of the day in the apartment working on homework or trying to catch up on my blogging. I also made these dessert dumplings I bought (except the directions were in Czech so that was an adventure). They were really weird and I still don’t know if I liked them or not. It was the perfect rainy day!
Except there was no rain until mid-afternoon.
Eh, what can I say? Sometimes it’s nice to lay around.
I did go out at six though! Miranda, Emileigh and I met Kristina and Pavla (the girls we met last Tuesday through Miranda’s local friend). They took us to Crème de la Crème which they claimed was the best gelato shop (and I believe them!).
I got Lavender and chocolate gelato:
It had also started to sprinkle rain on our way to the gelato shop. By the time we left it was pouring. The streets were flooding and I didn’t have an umbrella so I shared with Kristina while she tried to do navigation. Kristina took Miranda and I to a cute and kind of hidden cafe where the girl scouts she’s a part of (the Czech version of girl scouts which doesn’t involve selling cookies and seems overall to be way cooler) were doing a monthly guitar concert.
It was a great experience seeing this local cafe and how everyone interacts. The best part though was getting to hear traditional Czech songs. They played some English songs as well. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door… anyone?
Also, I’ve now sent this text so I feel like I’ve turned into my mom.
Mom, sorry for all the times I was impatient at dinner and rushed you to finish your wine.
One thing I love about Czechs… I love their love of ABBA.
We went to the club last night (May 26) and ABBA was played twice, and that was before they had even gotten to the top hits!
Lucerna is a popular club in Prague that does a 80s and 90s night. They project the original music videos onto a massive screen as well. They played a lot of songs I knew and quite a few I didn’t, but nothing got me quite as excited as ABBA (they played Voulez Vous and Super Trouper).
It was my first experience in a club that popular and I have a feeling many will not add up! There were many interesting characters there from all over the world. Plus, they had great drinks! Add mojitos and tequila sunrises to the list of drinks I approve of!