147 Hours

The teacher asks how we are, in Czech. The class responds with a chorus of dobře. Good. In fact, we are not good. But “good” is the only thing anyone can remember how to say and the only thing any of us will cop to. The caffeine from the triple espresso is going to wear…

Welcome to Praha

Well, what can I say except I’m finally here. After having traveled around Europe for exactly 38 days, I am in Prague. My apartment is nice; it’s actually nicer than my apartment in Lexington. It’s still not as nice as some of the other guy’s apartments, or the girls’ — one of whom has a…

August 31

Get up, Check out, Chill and read One Thousand and One Night, Eat lunch, Hump it two miles to the new apartment, Meet my roommate Ian (UC Boulder), Wait for the guy to let us in and bring the other roommates, Meet Doug (Wake Forest) and Charlie (Formerly Centre College and currently U. of Cent. Missouri),…

August 30

Wake up late, Call the credit card company, Inform Capital One I am in Czech, Walk to Tesco, Buy food, Cook lunch, Improve American-Chinese relations with a small step, Catch up on the Internet, Walk around town, Take pictures, See a crappy street performer lay down on glass and have a woman stand on him…

Vignette #4

American-Chinese Relations by Jamie Mohan Curtain raises on a small kitchen. All of the burners have food cooking on them, the sink is full, the table is cluttered. A young asian woman, DAISY, is cutting vegetables at one side of the counter. A young, Caucasian male, JAMIE, is cutting chicken on the other side of the counter. We enter…

August 29

Wake up on the train, Ride it some more, Get off the train, Grab a croissant and water, Get on the new train, Ride, Get off the new train, Get coffee and a pastry, Get on a new train, Ride, Get off the train, Eat pizza, Get on a new train, Ride, Get off the…

August 28

Wake up and go to breakfast, Eat a Nutella crepe in a cafe, Drink good coffee, Take the petit train around Antibes, Go to the Picasso Museum, Look out at the stunning azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Rethink Switzerland’s place as Europe’s most beautiful country, Have a strong desire to go sailing, Walk to…

August 27

Wake up, drive to St Paul-de-Vence, Find a cafe, Find that they are only serving coffee and pastures, drink coffee and eat apple strudel, walk about the ancient, fortified town, Go in art galleries, See excellent photographs, See sketches from Picasso and paintings from Chagall, Walk along the ramparts, Go in a church, Eat ice…