Just wanted to throw another blog together because I won't be writing for awhile being that Midterms are coming up next week, and the following week I will be on Spring Break. I will be migrating down south to...drumroll please...Italy!! I fly down there Friday the 27th to Venice. I will be in Venice for a couple of days than over to the Amalfi Coast to Vernazza (part of Cinque Terre), then Florence, and ending the trip in Rome on Easter Sunday. I am beyond excited...I just got to power through this week. Then the next weekends I will be traveling to London, Amsterdam, Krakow, Mykonos (which I am most excited for) and maybe Munich and/or Vienna. I am kind of tumble weeding my way threw Europe.
I truly am loving this trip. No one was joking when they said it is a chance in a lifetime to study abroad. I have already started planning future trip after I have returned to the US. But I will say one thing, I have learned this in the last couple of weeks. I am a sitter. When I travel to places, I like to sit and relax which is incredibly hard when you have 2 days in one country. I can't wait to come home and lounge my way around Jersey (especially on some docks, preferably with paper mache hands to peel) . I have also learned (I already knew this before coming into this though), I am not a city person. I cannot express how much I miss my heavily wooded home and seeing lakes and farms.
Anywho, if you follow me on the FacePlace you might have seen some picture of skulls in a weird looking church. Well, I traveled outside of Prague to another city, Kutna Hora. It is very small in comparison to Prague but just as old. It was a jammed packed day of seeing buildings and walking around. Now, most people learned a bunch from this trip because we had guides and headphones to listen to said guide...but I thought they were tacking and I didn't want to look like a tourist. I can finally fit in as a local and I ain't going back to being a tourist. LOL. Unfortunately, I cannot dazzle you with interesting facts about Kutna Hora...except that it is pretty and that I saw a lot of churches and a building where silver was made into coins.
I can tell you about the Sedlec Ossuary. The story starts in the cemetery. During the 14th century the Black Plague was in full effect killing thousands. It is said that 40,000 to 70,000 people were buried in the cemetery. Then in the early 1400's someone decided the best location for a chapel (better named as an Ossuary which is any building, box, chest, or well that which is supposed to be the final resting place for human remains) was in the middle of this cemetery. So what did he do, he got some to dig up all the bodies. Then they asked a half-blind monk to stack them up nicely. Needless to stay it was a very interesting place to be in...just a little creepy.
Peace be with you,