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Published: December 14th 2005
During the week of December 5-10 we had three days off of school for Spanish holidays, so two friends of mine from class, Jon and Tomás, and I went to the Czech Republic to stay with Jon´s friend from home, Jessica, who is teaching English in Prague for the next year or two...or three.
AND to add to the list of coincidences I have had on this trip, Jessica graduated from St. Pius X in Albuquerque, NM which is the same school five of my cousins graduated from!! The theme for this trip is definetly: ¨It truly is a small world after all¨.
After a couple days in Prague we took a train to Berlin. There we took a walking tour of the city. It was amazing! We got to see the Berlin Wall and the site where Hitler´s bunker is and Checkpoint Charley and all the historic sites. The tour was essential in this city becuase everything was so spread out and for example, Hitler´s bunker is below an ordinary sidewalk with no markings or anything so if we hadn´t been with a guide we never would have found it. The German people are still really sensitive of
Architecture in Prague was so beautiful and so dark at the same time.
their past so they want to keep everything relating to Nazism low-key.
Then on our trip home we had a 14 hour layover in London so we took a bus into the city and saw Big Ben and the London Bridge and got lost for a long time trying to find some fish and chips. Unfortunately, it was pretty late and all the English restaurants were closed so I didn´t get to try to native dish, I was very disapointed.
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