dilluns, 17 de desembre de 2012

Reunion in Prague - Day 5

Avui ha sigut el meu últim dia a Praga. Mentres en Martin era a classe, he anat a veure allò que em faltava.


Today was my last day in Prague. While Martin was at class, I went to visit the things still on my list.
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Cementiri jueu antic. // Old Jewish Cemetery.
M'he passejat per l'antic barri jueu, he anat a veure la casa natal de Franz Kafka...

I just walked around the old Jewish quarter, I visited Franz Kafka's birthplace house...
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Escultura de Franz Kafka.  // Franz Kafka sculpture.
Però hi havia una cosa obligatòria abans de marxar. Tornar a la Plaça de la Ciutat Vella i comprar-me un "trdelník". Simplement la millor manera de despedir-me de la ciutat.


But there was something I had to do before leaving. Going back to Old Town Square and buying myself a "trdelník". Simply the best way to say farewell to the city.
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I per tancar la sèrie de post de Praga, aquí l'última foto: el Pont Carles amb el Castell de Praga de fons.


And to close the chapter of Prague, one last photo: Charles Bridge and Prague's Castle on the background.

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diumenge, 16 de desembre de 2012

Reunion in Prague - Day 4

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Després d'acompanyar a l'Hélène i a la Claire-Marina a l'aeroport, amb en Martin hem aprofitat que ha sortit el sol per anar a Petrín. Hem pujat caminant fins al peu de la Torre de Petrín, o altrament coneguda com la Torre Eiffel de Praga.


After leaving Hélène and Claire-Marine at the airport, Martin and I went to Petrín since the sun was shinning. We walked up to the feet of Petrín Tower, or also known as the Eiffel Tower of Prague.

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Les vistes des del mirador a dalt de tot de la torre són espectaculars!

The view from the top of the tower are spectacular!
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A la tarda-vespre hem anat a casa unes amigues d'en Martin a fer una festa de Nadal. Hem begut vi calent i menjat turró de Xixona.


Late afternoon, we went to two Martin's friends flat for a Christmas party. We had hot wine and "turró de Xixona".

dissabte, 15 de desembre de 2012

Reunion in Prague - Day 3

Avui hem dormit fins tardet, ja que ens havíem de recuperar de la nit de festa d'ahir. Quan ens hem llevat, els carrers estaven coberts d'una capa de gel molt traïdora, però això no ens ha impedit anar a fer una visita pel centre.


Today we slept in because we had to recover from last night's party. When we woke up, the streets were covered with a dangerous layer of ice, but this didn't stop us from going to the city center.
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Placeta de l'illa de Kampa a Praga. // Small square at Kampa's island in Prague.
El nostre guia, en Martin, ha necessitat mirar el mapa per portar-nos al següent lloc. El mapa no ens ha ajudat massa, així que ho ha preguntat.


Our guide, Martin, needed to look at the map to took us to the following sight. The map didn't help that much though, so he asked to some people.
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Hélène, Claire-Marine and Martin looking at the map.
I aquí és on ens ha portat, al mur de John Lennon.

And here is where he took us, to John's Lennon wall.
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Després hem seguit passejant per la riba del Vltava {avui per l'altre costat} i ens hem trobat amb un art molt especial...


Then we walked the riberside of Vltava {today the other side} and found really special art...
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I com no podia ser de cap altra manera, hem acabat a dalt del castell quan ja s'estava fent fosc i hem gaudit de les vistes de la ciutat il·luminada.


And as it couldn't be any other way, we ended up at the castle when it was starting to get dark and we enjoyed beautiful views of the city lights.
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I per despedir l'última nit de l'Hélène i la Claire-Marine a Praga, hem anat al bar Blue Light i hem deixat els nostres noms escrits a la paret {ja que és tradició al local} per buscar-los el pròxim cop que anem a Praga.


And since it was Hélène's and Claire-Marine's last night in Prague, we went to Blue Light bar and wrote our names on the wall {since it's a tradition at this place} so the next time in Prague we have to find them there.

divendres, 14 de desembre de 2012

Reunion in Prague - Day 2

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La nostra parada de tram a la Plaça República. // Our tram stop at Republic Square.






























El segon dia a Praga ha estat asoleiat, però mooolt fred! Estàvem entre -5ºC i -10ºC. Un dels principals avantatges de visitar a un amic a la seva ciutat és que no t'has de preocupar de mirar el mapa per saber per on has d'anar.  {Tot i que a mi no em desagrada.}


The second day in Prague has been sunny but way too cold! Temperatures were between -5ºC and -10ºC. One of the main advantatges of visiting a friend at his city is that you don't have to worry use a map to know where to go. {Even though I don't dislike using maps.}
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Camí cap a dalt de la muntanyeta. // On the way up the hill.
Així, aquest matí en Martin ens ha dit que ens portava a dalt del turó Vitkov on podríem veure vistes de la ciutat. I així ho fem fet, i les vistes ben boniques que han sigut, però el millor... la neu!!!


So, this morning Martin told us that he was going to take us to Vitkov hill from where we could see views of all the city. And so we did, and that views were pretty beautiful, but the best was... the snow!!!
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Estàtua de Jan Zizka.  // Jan Zizka's statue.
A dalt del turó, hi ha el Monument Nacional i l'estàtua a Jan Zizka, amb un aspecte molt comunista.


Up the hill there's the National Monument and Jan Zizka's satute, which was a really communistic look.
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I després, hem anat cap al centre. Hem passat pel costat de l'edifici Ballarí, hem passejat per la riba del riu Vltava, hem passat per davant del Teatre Nacional, atravessat el famossíssim Pont de Carles i dinat menjar txec en un bar típic.


Later, we went to the city center. We walked by the Dancing House, walked along the river Vltava, walked by the National Theatre, crossed the famous Charles Bridge and had czech food for lunch at a typical pub.
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El Castell de Praga i el riu Vltava.  // Prague's Castle and Vltava river.
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Músics al Pont de Carles. // Some musicians at Charles Bridge.
Després de dinar en Martin ens ha deixat per anar a fer un examen de francès. Mentrestant, les tres noies hem anat a visitar el Castell.


After lunch, Martin had to leave us to go take a French exam. In the meanwhile, us, the three girls, visited the Castle.
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Àngels davant d'una església aprop del Castell. // Angels in front of a church near the Castle.
I a les sis de la tarda ens hem tornat a trobar amb en Martin per anar a patinar a la pista de gel. Ha estat molt divertit.


And at 6 p.m. we meet again with Martin to go ice skating at the ice circle. It was so much fun.
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Martin, Claire-Marine, Hélène and me ice skating.
I hem acabat la nit sortint de festa fins les tantes!!! En resum, un molt bon dia!!!


And we ended the night partying until early morning!!! To sump up, a really good day!!!

dijous, 13 de desembre de 2012

Reunion in Prague - Day 1

{Inicialment havia publicat les entrades relacionades amb el meu viatge a Praga al meu blog principal. La veritat és que no sé ben bé perquè, bé sí. Perquè simplement pensava fer un petit resum de cada un dels dies del viatge (l'ideal pel blog principal), però al final ha resultat ser entrades més aviat llargues i amb moltes fotos, és a dir, molt més adients pel blog de viatges. Així que aquí teniu el meu viatge a Praga amb Hélène, la Claire-Marine i en Martin.}


{Initially I posted the entries related to my trip to Prague on my main blog. The truth is I do not know exactly why, well yes. I thought I would just write a short summary of each day of the trip (ideal kind of entry for the main blog), but at the end they turned out to be rather long posts with lots of photos, which are much more suitable for my travel blog. So here you have my trip to Prague with Hélène, Claire-Marine and Martin.}



Avui al migdia he arribat a Praga. A l'aeroport m'han vingut a buscar en Martin, l'Hélène i la Claire-Marine. El nostre llarg cap de setmana a Praga estava a punt de començar. No podia estar més emocionada!


Today, at early afternoon I arrived at Prague. At the airport came Martin, Hélène and Claire-Marine to pick me up. Our long weekend in Prague was about to start. I couldn't be more thrilled!
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Però resulta que sí que ho podia, perquè al moment de sortir a fora i veure TOTA LA NEU, no podia contenir la meva alegria!!! Feia salts d'emoció... literalment. Tot estava molt bonic.


But it turns out that yes I could, because when walking outside and seeing ALL THE SNOW around us, I couldn't contain my joy!!!
I was jumping with excitement... literally. Everything was so beautiful.
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Museu Nacional i Monument a Venceslau. // National Museum and Wenceslas Monument.
Després de deixar les coses al pis d'en Martin, ens hem dirigit cap al centre de la ciutat. Estàvem totes ansioses per veure Praga decorada de Nadal. Hem agafat el metro fins a Mustek i hem començat la ruta pel centre.


After leaving our luggage at Martin's apartment, we headed to the city center. We were all anxious to see Prague decorated for Christmas. We took the metro to Mustek and started our tour around the city center.
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La Claire-Marine, l'Hélène i jo fent el tonto a Wenceslas Square. //
Claire-Marine, Hélène and me being silly at Wenceslas Square. 
Hem seguit passejant per la Plaça Venceslau, tot mirant les diferents paradetes que hi havia. I per integrar-nos una mica més, ens hem comprat Svarák (vi calent). I tant calent que te'l serveixen!!! No me'l podia beure!


We continued walking at Wenceslau Square, looking at the small Christmas stands there. And to feel more integrated, we bought ourselves Svarák (mulled wine). Oh, and they serve it too hot!!! I couldn't drink it! 
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En Martin, l'Hélène i jo bevent Svarák. // Martin, Hélène and me drinking Svarák.
I finalment hem arribat a la Plaça de la Ciutat Vella. Crec que mai he estat a una altra plaça més bonica i màgica, especialment per Nadal. Què en penseu vosaltres?


And finally we arrived at Old Town Square. I think I've never been in a square more beautiful and magical, specially during Christmas. What do you think?
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As I said when I posted it on instagram: "Big Christmas tree and a Disney-like church, could you think of a more magical place?"
I a la nit hem anat al Chapeau Rouge, on per casualitat era la "Latino Night i hem ballat a l'estil Dirty Dancing... En Martin ha intentat ensenyar-me a ballar bachata amb ell, i a la Claire-Marine un noi li ha demanat per ballar amb ella i la seva parella a l'Hélène. Ha sigut una nit ben diferent i divertida.


And at night we went to Chapeau Rouge, where by chance was "Latino Night" and we danced as in Dirty Dancing... Martin tried to teach me how to dance bachata with him, Claire-Marina was asked to dance with a guy and Hélène by his partner. I was such a different and fun night.