We took a walk up to the Prague Metronome today. It was built in 1991 atop the pedestal originally inhabited by the Stalin Monument (demolished in 1962). Ian and I found the metronome unimpressive in itself, but the surrounding park and view were interesting. It's a popular place to sit and drink/picnic. There's also a small skate park where everyone I saw was on rollerblades.
A bit later we ran into a Hari Krishna festival. Hari Krishna followers make us a bit uncomfortable as it's basically a bunch of white people co-opting bits and pieces of Indian culture. I am thankful that they (and the world's Seventh Day Adventists) provide us with vegetarian fare in just about every country. As soon as I snapped the first photo below, a man wearing muslin approached us and attempted to sell us a book, "I will give you this book and you will give me some money." He tried to place the book in Ian's hands. But not even the adorable and often pitiful child hawkers in Cambodia could convince us to buy such things, so this middle aged guy stood no chance.
We ate cabbage fritters. They were seasoned with turmeric and a bit of garam masala. So unbelievably delicious.
Tomorrow starts our last week of classes. I'm pretty confident about most of it, but my one to one student fell through, so I'm not sure what to do. I don't have much time and I need to fit in two lessons with someone. Oh the the grammar test isWish me luck!
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