Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Quick Visit to Prague

Watch this space starting Saturday (with a few "in transit" posts of Friday) as I make a quick trip (5 days) to Prague with my father, Paul.

An old joke that those of you who've drunk beer with me may have heard too many times...

I've never been to the Czech Republic, but I had a good time when I was last in Prague...

For those of you scratching your heads, its a "trick question" -- when my Dad and were in Prague in early 1990 it was still the ČSSR or Československá socialistická republika. Václav Havel had been President for about a month. The Velvet Revolution was well underway (or complete, depending on your definition) but the country was still basically communist in its operation -- you had to stand in about 5 lines to buy anything, for example. A couple of months after we were there the name of country was changed to the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic (ČSFR) and in mid 1990 the first free elections were held.

In any case, it will be good to get back and see how everything has changed!

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