I realized this morning that it was almost exactly twenty years ago when I first came to Prague. I was filled with nostalgia..
I took some pictures of the first hotel we stayed in and a now closed restaurant where the host wanted to look at our shoes before he let us in. As I stood on the street remembering those heady but challenging days, a young lady asked e directions in Czech I pointed her on her way and realized again how much had changed over the years.
In addition to the hotel and the restaurant I mentioned, I’m attaching a couple of pictures from an amazing mall that is on the same block as the hotel.
I arrived safely in Prague. Hopefully my luggage will only be a day behind. Either it needs t0 cool off or I need some clean clothes. Mirka’s children are ill so I may need to travel to Pardubice to meet with her. I’m getting very nostalgic at the very thought of visiting this city again.
I had a discussion with my waitress tonight that both fascinated and saddened me. I asked her about a man who was a former president and ideological leader against communism. She wasn’t familiar with him. Neither apparently was he coworker she went to ask. Forgetting history is a common ailment.
I’m hoping to visit with Honza tomorrow after getting a little needed sleep on the morning
One last but very important note- a special thanks to those of you who helped me put this trip together on such short notice.