…was rather magical. Pictures to come.
We got to Prague on Thursday night and the following morning ate yummy vanocka for breakfast (a Christmas bread similar to challah but with raisins) and then walked to the castle and around. We ran to into some friends and saw a bunch of people singing carols and drinking svarak under the Charles bridge.
Thennnnnn we decorated the Christmas tree and it was absolutely gorgeous, and wrapped our various presents. These were placed under the tree.
In suspense we waited for Jezicek to come and light the candles and bring us our presents, since we have all been good, especially yours truly. Finally the bell rang and he did come and everything looked beautiful and the tree was all lit up with candles. We read the story of Jezicek and then ate our Christmas feast, which involved carp, carp soup, mashed potatoes and Christmas cookies. I confess that I ate chicken instead because I am not a fish person. Everything was utterly delicious and we were stuffed. Then we opened prezzies. I received a scarf, wallet, chocolate, necklace, bracelet, atlas, Settlers of Catan board game, and then together with Honza I got a wine carafe and blanket.
Today we walked around the old town and Jewish quarter and hung out in the church that has a dangling human arm and then helped Hana cook for tomorrow and played many games of Catan, the best game of all time.