Prague, Czech Republic
During winter break in 2002, the Chaska High School Band and Choir traveled to Europe and visited Germany, Austri and the Czech Republic. I was in the Wind Ensmeble and played clarinet. I remember when we got of the plane in Munich, Germany, they almost had to send us home because of the war in Iraq. It was a very scary thing, and during most of the trip, people would look at us weird because we were Americans. Anyway, I remember visiting the Prague in the Czech Republic and it was amazing! I even liked it more than Vienna in Austria. The buildings were unlike any I have seen in the United States. There are some pictures that I found on the web that I saw in Prague, but I cannot remember exactly what buildings they are. The Genius loci in Praque was remarkable! The people had an upbeat spirit and seemed to enjoy life and their surroundings. The houses all had red roofs, so the views were very neat to look at. The Czech Republic has so much history compared with America, and to see the buildings in person was great. It is very different to actually see a building in person than to see it in a picture. When you see it in person, you are interacting with the place and the people and you get a sense of what the place is actually like. I will never forget Prague, and I know I will visit it again in my lifetime.