Archive for January, 2009

Happy New Year – Šťastný nový rok!

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Happy New Year to all the readers!..

Crisis or no crisis, Prague was a popular spot to greet this New Year. Our hotel was swirming with guests from various countries; all Prague seemed to be full  with sounds of different languages – some louder than others! But those in our hotel started to leave soon after the start of 2009, so when in the evening of January the first a group of us set off for the Old Town, I expected to see Prague relatively quiet, recovering from the tourist onslaught.

Instead, the bus and then the metro were absolutely packed with regular ‘Praguers’. Staromestska metro stop was filled to its capacity and then beyond, with the voice over the loudspeaker pleading folk to use other means to move around the city.

Then, in these crowds, our company managed to meet a family from our church! (more…)