Holiday happenings

Sunday, November 24, 2013

My mind's gone from trying to track down some turkey that doesn't cost more than a Tiffany's bauble (it's imported from Britain here, I've heard) to planning for the Czech December holidays. It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and we've leapt into Christmas-y activities.

This weekend, we visited the Namesti Miru Christmas markets near our flat. They were packed with Czechs purchasing intricately-decorated gingerbread, huge swathes of fresh mistletoe, hot mead, etc.

Celebrations actually start Dec. 5 here, when St. Nicholas, an angel and a devil, visit children to ask whether they've been good. More on that in another post.

We also got into the holiday mindset with ice skating - a bunch of us met at a new burger joint (first burgers BW and I had in Prague) and then proceeded to a big rink nestled in a residential area. I was surprised at how skilled BW is on skates!

Afterwards, we stumbled upon a nondescript restaurant called Escobara's for a beverage, and the basement ended up having a huge pool hall and dance floor. So BW got to shoot pool while I got down to treats like "Come on Eileen" and "Stayin' Alive," a win-win for both of us :)

Finally, it looks like we have our Christmas plans finalized: Cousin Liv and her boyfriend will be joining us in Praha, and afterwards, on the 27th, BW, J-dog and I are headed to Barcelona for 10 days. We arranged a home swap with a couple there. Really excited for all of it!

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