We wanted to go in, but it was under construction.
It’s been cold and rainy for the last week. Ava and I both miss hanging out in the park and are hoping for a bit of sunshine soon. We did make it to Prague last weekend for a day. The main purpose of the visit was to locate the Pension David, which is the place we will stay next Sunday. Early Monday morning, we will begin our trip home! We’re both excited about spending 11 weeks on the farm before leaving for Nanchang, China the last week in August.
I just sent my signed contract to a university there this morning, and am happy to say that one of my best friends (Lauryn) and her husband (Zac) will be joining us for this adventure. Lauryn will teach at the university as well and we’re hoping Zac will teach at a kindergarten there. They have a daycare on campus for Ava as well! I think this is going to be a great time for the 4 of us and that it will involve a lot of laughs (and sweat)!
The 4 of us will have to work quickly to get our health checks and all the
necessary shots. Of course, I’m not looking forward to going through another visa process, but I’m hoping it will be better this time. At least I won’t be going through it alone. I have also begun to make contacts with other expats there through their blogs and web pages dealing with Nanchang. It’s all very exciting!
As for our quick trip to Prague, I am happy to report that the Pension David is almost directly across from the bus station. I chose this location because we will go by bus to the airport. Unfortunately, after searching for almost an hour, there is only one elevator out of the bus station that does not involve taking our bags up stairs or obnoxiously steep escalators. So, we will take this elevator out of the subway station and roll our bags downhill along a sidewalk and across the road to the pension. I think it is very doable because Ava is physically able to control the suitcase I bought for her. That leaves me with 2 suitcases, which is something I can handle.
Ava has decided she would like to spend our last day in Prague hanging
out at the big mall we found. There is a Dino Land and a place where I can drop her off for us to two hours to play with other kids under adult supervision. The mall is next to a giant indoor adventure golf place. I’m hoping we can skip that part, as I really am not a fan of adventure golf. The top floor of the mall has a big food court with some very diverse options, which is great because I don’t intend to cook at the pension. I will be sure to give specifics on the location of the mall when I post the pictures and video of our last day in Prague. It was a place we found on a whim, which tends to be simultaneously the best and worst way to find things. J
I have posted some photos of our day in Prague. Enjoy! I hope to see many of you soon!
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