Last Wednesday we had our first meeting at school, which was great! So many people from all over the world! <3 We got a tour through the school building, but I haven’t made any photographs (yet).
Thursday and yesterday we’ve been on a guided tour through the historical center of Prague, Thursday around Malá Straná (west bank of Vltava) and Friday through Staré Město (old town) and the Jewish quarter. All organized by the school, so great!
What’s also great is that we can eat in the canteen from the Charles University with our UMPRUM student card. It was a bit of a hassle to set up, but in the end it works! UMPRUM has it’s own tiny school canteen all down in the basement, but it’s really cramped and there’s not much to choose from. At the Charles University we can choose from a whopping 8 menu’s, all about 2 euros!
I first thought this bread-vanilla sauce thing was a savory dish, but it is indeed sweet. It’s very nice though, and you get good value for your money!
So it turned out my roommate is doing ceramics and will not be my classmate when I’m having studio classes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We might have elective classes together, though!
Her name is Pan-Ni, by the way, and she looks like this:
The past two days have we spend sightseeing … What else do do in such a beautiful city? We’ve been to the Mucha museum, it was amazing though we weren’t allowed to take any photos. I think I have a favorite Czech artist now! 😀
What I didn’t know was that he was so engaged with his homeland, Moravia (which is now eastern-Czech republic, but when he was born in 1866 it was still part of the Austrian Empire) He really did his best to make the people feel proud of there slavic heritage and you could say his dream came true when Czechoslovakia became independent in 1918. He designed banknotes, post stamps and medaillons for the new country, as well as a series of 20 giant paintings known as the Slav Epic… Those weren’t part of this exhibition, but are in another museum in Prague. You bet I’m going to see those too!
Tomorrow we’ll have our first meeting at the school, I’m excited! 😀