It was another rainy day today, so bag dumped with the porter at the flat, I decided to have once last amble around the town. I ended up near the Jewish Synagogue, and there was a couple of exhibitions so I went for a look. I think because I have been round so many places now, it made reading up about the history of the Jews in Prague more interesting. I understood which areas people were talking about, some I thought "I've been there". I think if I'd gone around that exhibition last year it would just have been a jumble of words to me, informative, but not as interesting as I found it with the accumulated knowledge I have gleaned over time.
As I left I saw a sign... Čajovna, so I went and tried another teahouse! Čajový klub Cha Dao Orijin Tea on Jeruzalémská. This was the most formal yet, and I'm glad I was there on my own! I was served tea, and then finally left to myself, but it was like a proper tea ceremony. There is a large drip tray in the middle of the table, and no thermos this time, no I had my own kettle! I sat, I read, I drank as much tea as my bladder could cope with and then I left to grab a sandwich from M&S and a wander up to Charles Square as the rain had abated.
I then had time to wander around Wenceslas Square and went into some of the bookshops there and some quirkier shops! Funny, in the last few visits, because I didn't want to buy anything, I didn't go around the shops. This time, because I wasn't desperate to do anything, I was happy to wander in and out of shops, exhibitions, churches, pretty much anything. Was this a waste of time, or just an acceptance that I finally felt comfortable here, I didn't need an excuse anymore, and I didn't need the "I'm a tourist tag", I could finally just do my own thing as if I was back home!
Hmmm, shame I've just worked this out as I'm about to leave!
|Last tea at Dobra Čajovna until next year!|
|At the airport, kind of sums up the week!|