Today we saw Prague Castle, which was quite interesting in its own way, even if it wasn't quite what we thought it was going to be. There were SO many people there! And it was hot. We also saw the St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica. They were really nice, but someone who was more interested in early Gothic architecture or icons would probably have been more interested than I was.
You know what I don't get? The dragon that St. George supposedly killed. WHAT DRAGON?
After that, we went on a Segway tour of the city, which is just as douchey as it looks. However, in the future I'll be kinder to the tourists, since if they're as ill-prepared as I was, they have NO IDEA how to drive those things and are merely holding on for dear life and hoping the blasted machine doesn't run anyone over. As intuitive as the Segways are, they're also completely out of fucking control. And the greatest indignity of all is that they require a degree of athleticism which I evidently don't have. I ended up backing mine into a corner and getting stuck. The tour guide had to come back and drag me out like a stubborn child. Ugh.
And all of that is not to mention the fact that I got YELLED AT by idiots in the street! The first one was a young girl, probably 15, who - feeling safe in a crowd of her friends - said something wretched in her mother tongue. I gave her the middle finger as I went by. Then some OTHER guy asked me, in perfect English, "Can I ride that WITH YOU?" all disgusting inflection and innuendo. So I told him that the Segway unfortunately only held one passenger, but he was perfectly welcome to ride my DICK. And then I
Tomorrow, however, we're going to do some other really cultural shit (haha), like see an opera or theatre or something. Should be good. I remain optimistic. And then, on to Budapest, which gets a mention (however brief) in Dracula, so I'm psyched for that. And then...Venice! THAT is what I'm really looking forward to. The weather looks like it will be much better there, and everyone who's been there before has had very nice things to say about it. I've also been told that the shopping there is quite good...
So that's been the trip so far. People always talk about the Prague nightlife, but the closest my parents have gotten to "letting loose" is ordering a beer at lunch. My dad did it at my mom's insistence - she said that we had to "experience the beer here." GAH! My mom talks about having fun like I talk about sports. Is this the time when the man kicks the ball at the other man from the corner?