Ahoy (hello in Czech) friends and family...I've posted new phots in my albums from Spain and here.
What a week...its been hard but rewarding at the same time! I should start with my walk to school every day...its amazing to walk along the river front lookin at the boats and cross a bridge heading towards the national opera whilst trams trundle past you. The walk to this internet cafe is my favourite walk tho...again, trams trundling past whilst you walk along winding streets with a park on a hill on my left and amazing building all round me. (I'll take sonme pics and vids of these sites)
Beer, beer, beer..its everywhere...never seen so many pubs, surprised they don't put it on their cornflakes, for 70p a pint I would haha. Its hard to not drink loads when your out, you don't even have to ask for one, the bar tenders walk round with pints in their hands and just gesture to you with one...haha. I've even started having my tutor feedback sessions in the pub...not a good trend!
I missed a cool camera moment the other day...three guys were repairing the tram lines and had their masks on and flames goin...its was one of the pics that would look cool on the wall (black and white of course) gutted didn't have nmy camera, so carry it everywhere now!
I managed to get another haircut last week (my second since bein away), I must of trekked around half of Prague lookin for one, they are all shut on a weekend, so ended up payin 17 quid in the trendiest hairdressers I've ever been in haha, the hair wash and head massage was worth that alone. :)
Walking round Prague still makes me smile...some fashion is still wide of the mark; sparkly caps on guys, shiny grey silver shirts, jean legs cut off to the groin and the bleached white blond look on girls. There seems to be a lot of people with limps...need to investigate that further haha.
The club we all went on the saturday was the biggest in Central Europe, not the whole, as I previously noted (editors apologies), it was very cheesy and had different music over five floors. On the sunday our Russian tutor took us on walking tour of Prague, up to Petrin hill (where the eiffel tower look a like is) and down to the Castle. He invited us all back to his place for food, but couldn't go cos I had to finish my first assignment, so was gutted. He opended champagne and made curry which rubbed more salt in the wound for me!!!
The Trinity TEFL is hard work but well worth the effort, I've been getting good feedback and did well on my first assignment (B) so am pleased with my progress. I've learnt a lot...its a hell of a lot different to training civil servants. Check out George in my pic album, he's one of my 17 Czech students, the character in the class who comes out with weird stuff to test you as a teacher, eg Prague is like a golden cage..he's very seedy and likes the ladies. And is very touchy with them!! One of my students looks like a young Gary Oldman as well haha...keep wanting to quote some Bram Stoker to him, "Wvelcum to my home...."
Tesco here is cheaper than other stores so have been goin there for food, its only 10min walk from my flat. One weird thing about it tho, trhe aisles are all messed up, the dog food is next to cereal and washing up powder is next to pasta. Its took a while to work where everywhere was, but think I've clocked it now. There is one vegetable in there which I can't identify tho...its very popular but not too sure what I coudl do with it haah. The staff there have rollerblades on as well, which makes you have to check around ya before you cross in case you get knocked over.
Final note...I have a big beefy spider outside my window, I have named him Pavlov, he was busy re-doing his web the other nigth and filmed him in action...I'll post the vid when I get a chance.
Apologies for the essay, I'll try and break it up over the week next time...
Speak to all soon..gotta get back to my studying :(
Ahoy (good bye as well in Czech)