Guess it's been some time since I've posted news on life in this jungle of a city. Haha... when I say jungle, I really only mean Zizkov. I've started to notice how gritty Prague 3 is lately. I think that may be due to the warm weather. The gypsies are always hanging out on the streets and I've heard of a few muggings near my flat. But I personally don't mind. Life in the flat is going well. Maria moved home (tear) so we've had a changing of flatmates, which has gone smoothly. I have also discovered the joy of sitting in my window and keeping an eye on my street. Now that it's nice out, I try to spend some time in the window every week. It's relaxing.
World Cup fever has struck Europe and have kept my evenings occupied for the last few weeks. The games have tapered off now that we are in the semi finals, but now the games are just more exciting. I'll put it down for the record that I would like France to win. I think the French team is more fun to watch than Italy. And for Germany's sake, it would be nice if they could at least place 3rd, although I think it woulda been a better final game if it was Germany/France.. but oh well.
My dad, stepmom and little sister come to visit in a week. I'm excited. First, I'm taking two weeks off of my already slacker work schedule... sleep in! Second, we are heading up to Frankfurt for a few days. It's always nice to take a little trip out of Prague. I'm not gonna lie about the third perk here: goods from the states!! Q-tips and jelly bellies!!
Speaking about things from the states, the list of things that I will NOT be able to find in the states when I go home (should that ever happen.. haha) is growing longer. This list includes the following:
Mattoni flavored water.. specifically the 1.5 L, they do magic on a hangover (I prefer grapefruit & peach)
the sunset at 9:45 pm (this is really just a summer thing)
Orbitz grapefruit & watermelon gum
Nescafe 3 in 1 coffees, you know it
those jelly donuts I can get from the bakery around the corner
liters of wine for 50kc at the Sudova Vina
my newly aquired ability to pinpoint foreign accents (well, some)
and while I've become acquainted with some of the less charming parts of Prague, this city still continues to wow me with its beauty
This list keeps going, but it won't at the moment. Czech food & beer will someday get a top spot on the list, but currently I'm dumplinged out. I'll try and get some pictures up here soon enough. Again, sorry for the two month delay on updating about life in Prague. Oh, and also, August 2nd marks one year in the CZ for me... geez. One whole year already. Time flies when you're trying to understand Czech. Haha.