DAY TWO ADVENTURES
(2:50 p.m.) Day Two of my grand adventure and I am having such a wonderful time in this beautiful city. I am making the most of every single minute that I am here. It is very easy to get around. Walking is not a problem since everything is so close by. My feet are a bit sore, but that is to be expected. On Day 1 I wandered around a little bit, kind of in a daze, since I had not gotten much sleep on the planes. I called Alan and left a message. He called me back and we made arrangements to meet out at a bar around 10:45 P.M. I was in the local Czech Wal-Mart "Bila Labut" when he called. That place was a trip. I got a sense of what things were like during the Communist occupation of the country. The store was a throw back in time. I went in there to purchase a towel and washcloth, as it did not seem that the hostel was going to manage to get me one before Monday. However, when I got back to the YMCA, there was a blue no frills ancient towel and the teeniest tiniest little bar of soap. I am glad I purchased the towels and washcloth. I must admit at this very moment I have just had my first sip of Absinthe. It looks and smells like scope, but I understand that it makes you hallucinate, so if they typing gets a bit off, you will all know why. Apparently Van Gogh, the artist drank the stuff, so perhaps it will expand my artistic horizons. By the way I am at the Restaurant U orloje in the Old Town Square with a front row seat at the clock. I mention that in case I lose my mind here on the Absinthe - send help, this was place I was seen. This is where I was joined by 20 Korean tourists during a slight rain storm. I was eating steak and potatoes and they decided to eat off my plate with me. It was quite funny. I took their picture and the offered me some oranges they had smuggled into the restaurant. One of the ladies wrote me a postcard in Korean that I had addressed to myself.