Wednesday, May 26, 2010


So we went to Prague for a couple of days just to chill.

Three Primary Thoughts:

1. There are a lot of rude people in Prague.  I watched a barista in a museum yell at an old lady with no hesitation.  Cihuatl-Ce, the L.A. MC we are touring with (check out her stuff), asked a woman for French Fries, apparently they were out of them, and the woman behind the counter responded by saying "NOOO!!!".  Also when we first arrived, we all went to a restaurant for dinner and drinks.  Our waitress dropped our drinks, spilled wine all over us and broken glass all over the table.  She didn't apologize and walked away, as if it was somehow our fault. 

I do not believe that it is wise to make judgements about an entire people based on a handful of interactions, that said the moments I've highlighted were only the most egregious ones.  Ultimately I would have to say that there is certainly a cultural trend here that suggests that rudeness is more acceptable from servers in Prague than anywhere I've been in the USA.  No judgments, just sayin'.

2.  I've never had a harder time crossing the street in my life.  I can't really explain it, it's just really challenging to cross the street.

3. Despite points 2 and 3, Prague is a beautiful old city.  It's somewhat creepy but and amazing place.  I would go back in a heart beat.  I highly recommend visiting, if you can. (Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic.)

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