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Published: September 11th 2009
One of the Jewish Synogauges.
Today we went to Plzen, a smaller city in Prague about an hour and a half away. It is where Pilson beer comes from!! The professor who was guiding us actually works there at the Pilson brewery. When we got there, she got off the bus and put her name tag on and said "I am Eva and I will be your tour guide today." We were all just like whhhhaat? We learned a lot about Czech beer and basically that they drink more thank any other country! They only export 10% of their beer and consume the rest.. crazy. She tried to tell us that beer keeps the Czechs healthy because it cleans out their arteries.. but I dont know about that! She took us down to the cellars which were cold wet and creepy. The beer was stored in this foggy tunnel in giant kegs.. this was the best part because we all got free samples of unfiltered unpasterized Pilsen beer. AND Eva gave us a free 1/3liter pilsen beer class.. 😊 We also walked around the town square. We climed the tower of the famous church.. the stairs were SO narrow. I doubt it would be legal in
Busride to Plzen
long ride.. on the way back we were all sleeping!
the US! She told us a few stories about the church. Executers back in the day were kind of outcasts because they were so creepy. They were not allowed to live in the city limits and could not be in the city during the day. But at night he was allowed to go out and drink with the city. But anyway, he wasnt allowed to go to church, so on his own wedding day, he stood outside the church and watch his wife get married to some random guy.. and he kneeled down and put his left hand on the gate. So its good luck to put your left hand on the gate and of course we all did that (all 35 of us). We ate lunch in the square, and it was a LOT cheaper than in Prague! Everyone was exhausted on the way back and we all fell asleep on the bus. When we got back, we took naps and went to the pub behind our dorm. At the end, the bartender said "welcome to Czech" and lined up 7 shots of Jack Daniels.. pretty cool!
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