This will be short because it’s 1am here in Prague, but I want to write about the lovely evening I just had.
I am staying via Airbnb in a flat in Prague that’s part of a building which was built around 1900. The architecture is stunning, and Veronika, the owner, is refurbishing the floors (the kitchen is already done!).
When I returned from dinner tonight, I asked Veronika about the change I received at the restaurant. I paid in Euro, but received change in Crown, the Czech currency. She explained how much it was worth, and an approximate conversion rate for the rest of my time here. After explaining, she asked where I ate and I couldn’t remember, so I went to look at the receipt. When I returned to the kitchen, I said, “I ate at UTENKA” (<— NOT the Czech spelling; needs a few special characters), and she responded,
“That means receipt.” Oops.
So I learned a new word today!
After laughing a little bit, she said her apartment was too warm (it was a bit so), and asked if I wanted to have a beer with her at the park. I agreed and we walked across the street to the stairs which are the park entrance from this side.
Someone had blocked the stairs off with barriers, much like the metal ones you see at festivals, etc. We walked by them, anyway, and I now understand another reason why her apartment location is so good. The pictures cannot even capture what I saw, but here goes: