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Prague Day 1

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So far Prague has been okay.. It has been raining here most of the day and its very cold. So we stayed inside alot. This morning we visited the Old Town and its really something out of midevil times. Cobblestone streets, little shops and even a midevil torture museum! (We are going to go back tomorrow to check that out) We went inside St. Nicholas church today. It was built in the 1700 to replace a church that had burned down that dates back to in the 1200s. Much of the church was restored during the second world war. Which was interesting after, after seeing all the destruction of Berlin. I guess all of the best artists and architects flew to Prague during the war.
Walking around Prague is really like stepping back in time. Being from the States I am not used to seeing towns that can date back to before the Magna Carta was written. Its impressive.

Posted by Jude1019 13:50 Archived in Czech Republic Comments (1)

Berlin

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Germany is the place to be. We were supposed leave Germany two days ago to go to Poznan, Poland but we like Berlin so much we decided to stay. From the time we stepped off the train in Hamburg we met so many nice people. I love Berlin! There is so much to see and do here. We visited the car museum (awesome antique mercedes) the Berlin library, where you can still see some of the affects of world war II and so many other cool things. The nightlife in Berlin is great and our hostel is awesome. For those who thought we would be staying in scary places and they might cut us into pieces (cough cough old man) our hostel rocks. We shared a room with some really cool people. One of whom was a cop from Wisconsin. He told us that when he pulls someone over, if they look him in the eye he cant give them a ticket. He would feel bad. So I think that is something I have to put into practice when being pulled over in NY to see if it works. Staying in hostels you get to meet so many other people traveling. We also met someone from NY who moved to Australia for work, didnt like it and decided to just travel the world. They have been to Africa, Asia now Europe! I was so impressed.
There is so much to see in Berlin from, where the wall used to be to all these beautiful famous cathedrals and fountains. ONe thing I found wierd was that there wasnt many german restaurants around. We were there for four days and only had like pizza and gyros. We were really eager to try some local food.

In Prague now! will write more soon

Posted by Jude1019 05:35 Archived in Germany Comments (1)

Copenhagen

Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!

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So Copenhagen pulled through in the end. Our hostel was a little different. I felt like I might have been walking thru one of the old train stations back in the day when Graffittii was considered mordern art but it did have its perks. I was so tired when I wrote my last entry. We had traveled overnigth from Stockholm, got to the hostel and discovered that they had a lock out and we had to be out of the hostel from 12-4. I was devastated I was not going to have nap time. Anyway Carrie and I made the best of it. We decided to go get some lunch and maybe a coffee. I can not tell you much about the coffee shop because I fell asleep in a chair for almost two hours! The coffee was awesome however, probably the best coffee I have ever had (tiramisu) flavored. After my nap it was almsot time for us to go back to the hostel and get our rooms. The nightlife in Copenhagen was not that exciting. We had some Copenhagen beer and went back to the hostel. The next morning after having a good nite sleep we got to see more of Copenhagen. The Tivoli Gardens are beautiful but if I had to name one thing I was most impressed about it was bike traffic. People are hard core about biking, the streets had a bike lane and there would be traffic. It was crazy!

Posted by Jude1019 09:02 Archived in Denmark Comments (0)

London/Stockholm

Tea anyone?

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We didnt get to see much of London (we were only there for a night) however we made lots of new friends while we were there. Carolyn and I stayed with a friend of mine in East Ham. Everyone was so nice! The taxi cab driver let me sit in front with him so I could see how he steered the car (omg.. driving in England is so dangerous.. making a right turn from the left hand side of the road.. with oncoming traffic is just crazy.) Then we met all of my friends house mates (12 people living in one house) and they were nice too.. so polite. We left London Monday afternoon to head for Stockholm. When explaining our trip to others I always said Stockholm would be where we began our travel through mainland Europe. I should have said Stockholm is where we would begin our adventure. From the moment we got off the shuttle bus to they city center, we got lost at 11pm. Our hostel was on an old ferry boat in Old Town and since Stockholm is an archepelgo our ferry was docked off one of the small islands. It was amazing we shared a room with five other people (it was set up for 12 mixed dorm but not everyone showed). When we got there no one was to be found so we dropped off our bags and decided to head for the town. So we had beer and french fries for dinner but it was awesome just the same. When we got back all of our room mates were already asleep however Carolyn and I decided we were going to take the top bunk. I dont know if anyone has ever slept top bunk in a ferry boat but you cant sit up straight otherwise you will hit your head. Which is exactly what Carolyn did like six times (this was after she dropped the hatch on her finger and nearly broke it earlier. lol.. she always gets hurt) So in the middle of the night I hear a load thunk.. The guy in the bunk across from me had tried to get up and hit his head.. I discovered this bc after hearing the noise I jumped up quick as well and hit mine. He and I laughed and went back to sleep. The next day we decided to spend the entire day in the city (our train to Copenhagen.. which is where we are now was not until 11pm that nite). While on our journey of the islands Carolyn and I were sitting down taking in some sun when I spot a steel structure off in the distance. Being the losers that we are we zoomed in on my camera and discovered it was a rollercoaster! It was far away but we decided to make the trek. As we got to Trivolli GunĂ˜r Ponk we discovered it was closed, I was so disappointed. We did learn that the park just celebrated its 125th anniversary.. It was like finding a little piece of home in Sweden. Defeated we decided to walk back towards the train station and have some dinner. We met some cool people along the way, this guy fills regular glasses up with vodka and plays them like a piano.. Later on Carolyn and I were being typical tourists reading a map when we were invited for some tea by these two people who were also traveling through Europe. Im not even going to attempt to spell out there names but one guy lived in Athens Greece! They were both really cool however I was a bit disappointed when they asked me if all women from new york were like the girls in Sex in the City and if I had that many shoes. haha! Its so sad that the perception foriegners have of women from new york is of Carrie Bradshaw.. If only this were true, I would love to have an awesome midtown apt, nice shoes and write best selling books. Alas I have to settle for my blog.
Some really fa
In Copenhagen now.. I am not impressed yet but hopefully we find something fun to do soon..

Posted by Jude1019 02:02 Archived in Sweden Comments (1)

Plans change

So plans have changed a little. My flight was canceled! which sort of sucks but I was moved to another flight on a different airline and now I fly out early in the morning instead of at night- early tomorrow morning! The plus is that now I get to spend an additional night in London relaxing before my journey begins.

So next few days at a glance:

Fly into London tomorrow morning (Sunday)
spend Monday in London fly to Stockholm Monday evening.

Tuesday in Stockholm!
Hoping to go to the oldest open air museum in the world!
then taking an overnite train from Stockholm to Copenhagen..

Can't wait!

Posted by Jude1019 18:34 Archived in USA Tagged preparation Comments (0)

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