Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Exiled – Again!

Yes, once again and for the last two weeks. I get out of Prague and spend less than a week at home before I returned to the CZ. Been here since and can't wait till we are done. And this is not the long trip of this program, that one comes later in the year. Dreading that.

I have only intermittent internet when in my hotel room. The infrastructure is not so good and even in what passes as a "luxury" hotel they lack a lot of amenities that we Americans have come to expect: iron and ironing board, pillows, sheets on the bed (they use the divuet's, yeah, I don't get them either), bacon that is raw (they heat it up and get it curly but far from crispy), cucumbers and soup on the breakfast bar and cable that well, really sucks (can you spell I hate the BBC). But the Bread here is absolutely delicious and in copious amounts. My next A1C test will show my large intake of same and I am sure an admonishment from my Doctor.

They do follow American ice hockey here and I have watched as the Red Wings went down in flames (sorry Buck) and of course my Flyers are hanging on by a thread. They have been showing the highlights on their evening news program. I can't tell what they are saying but I can see and know what is going on.

This is a view out one of the windows in the building we are working in, its in Slavkova in the Moravian district. They grow this Golden Rod that I think they are using for production of a vegetable oil of some kind. Its beautiful to see.

Check this out, this was on the side of the motorway, we stopped to photo this one night returning after a "team building" dinner. One of the people in the car with me needed to stop to you know "blow" off steam and I was able to snare this picture.

This is a No TREX Zone next 4 Km zone. You can have them anywhere else except here.

Actually I think its a political sign they are going to be having elections here soon. Me thinks they are advising not to vote for the old Dinosaurs running for office. Ah, a budding Democracy.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

1 comment:

Buck said...

I can't in all honesty say I envy your trip, Jimmy... seeing as how it's bid'niz. But I DO envy your destination, as I've said many times before.

Tonite's a BIG night for your Flyers. But I'll be rooting for the B's... I wanna see an Original Six ECF. Well, I'm being honest, right?