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Monday, September 21, 2009

Ahoj!



Well, I am finally able to do another post. We catch a little wireless here and there so it has been hard to post an update! Thankfully, we have an internet cable being put in today.

Our flight here was not bad at all. Our dogs didn't make a peep or moan during our 18 hour journey to our new home. We had worried that there would be some complication so we made sure to get all of our pet forms in order for both the airline and the immigration control in the Czech Republic. Much to our surprise, the airline didn't ever ask for any kind of form and the immigration control at the airport in Prague gave little attention to us having pets! We had to mention that we had them before they asked for any kind of papers. A couple second glance at our information was all we needed to bring our two dogs into the country. Surprising to say the least. We arrived around 7AM in Prague.

In Czech fashion we were welcomed to the country with pivo (beer) and Vodka. After two beers and 3 shots of vodka I glanced down at my watch to check the time. To my amazement, it was only 8:45 in the morning! The rest of the day consisted of more beer in various pubs around the neighborhood, a few more shots, and some interesting Czech wine. We had just happened to arrive during an end of the year wine festival not a 1/2 block from our flat. Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep that night as I spent a lot of my time visiting the bathroom :(

Well, to conclude this entry I figure I might as well share some pictures as well as a short video I took of the wine festival.

Here is a pic from our flat




That interesting Czech wine I told you about :D


Here are some local beer prices. With the conversion rate you are looking at around $1.40 for a 1/2 liter of beer and around $.80 for .3L. Just a small price different from the beer you would find in a bar in the states :D


Here is a video of the festival. We just bought a mac computer so I am a little new to the video editing software. The film is a little ruff but hopefully they will improve with time :)

video

2 comments:

  1. I'd like to know more about that wine. Wonder what it's made from?

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  2. From the reading I have done, Burčak is a highly drinkable, incredibly potent grape juice that separates from the crop as it is pressed. The season kicks off Aug 15th and is sold through Nov 30th. Its season coincides with the grape harvest, giving it a short shelf-life. Usually it is not bottled up without some sort of way for it to breath. The liquid is still in the process of fermentation so it is recommended to not add ice and not let your supply sit around a long time. Drink up!

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