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The Co-Eds Come to Prague

3 co-eds in prague

I hosted Ellie, Corryn and Molly in Prague this weekend. They are sophmores at Augustana College (IL) on a semester in Vienna. They have the weekends to themselves and wisely take the time to visit different cities.

corryn having it her way

The skies were blue and clear Friday & Saturday, so the city views from Petrin Hill and Prazsky Hrad made our long long long walks through the city especially photo-ready. The girls took plenty of chances to pose for the camera (and other tourists).

Ellie vamping

All travels are best when a coffee shop or two are included. And while I didn’t get pics of those this time around, the girls were not (too) shy to pull out their cameras for food-on-the-plate shots, and tea mug clips, too.

Molly as Daphne

Friday night we found the Ungelt Jazz Club (behind Tyn Church) and got loft seating on the railing in this small cellar club.  The Alice Springs Blues Band hit the stage around 9.30 and amazed us all. The drummer and sax-man were the hits of the band, for me. Alice (not sure of real name on the female singer) has an outstanding blues/jazz voice.

Mark against the wall

And of course we had an authentic Czech meal at the garden restaurant near Namesti Miru (I need to start remembering place names, dammit!). Pigged out, is what we did.

Sunday there was just enough time to visit Kafka’s grave, as Molly & Ellie are writers who take their homage paying seriously (as did Corryn the gospel singer/viola player with Dvorak’s grave at Vysehrad). Then I got the girls on the Vienna-bound train with the hope that no delays lay in their trip back to Oosterreich.


prazsky hrad in sepia

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