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May 29, 2009 -- Aha! I'm in Praha!

The long journey is over. I have arrived in Praha (Prague)! After booking into my hotel I work out a timetable for the rest of the day. 
It is raining intermittently, sometimes very heavily, never the less I feel determined to get out and explore. I begin walking and try to reach out and feel this vibrant city. The architecture is beautiful. After an hour or so I began to seek a reasonable looking cafe where I could buy a traditional Czech lunch and perhaps even a Pivo (beer). After drifting in among the small streets I stop under an arch of a building to check my bearings. The rain is not letting up. While I wanted to utilize every available minute while I was in Praha, I decided it would be wiser to retrace my steps back to the hotel. 

It is after 4:00 pm. I have had a quick and easy beverage and burger here at the hotel. Jet lag is catching up with me and I prepare to take a nap. I set my alarm to order to allow for sleeps between now and the morning to try and hopefully quickly adjust to the new time zone. I plan to wake up, have a traditional Czech meal here in the hotel at 7:00, rest again, get up at 1:00, adjust to the late night and with any luck be ready for further exploration in the morning.

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