Mr. Hembree and I arrived at the Hilton Hotel in Prague yesterday. This is the hotel where the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum will take place. Today we had breakfast with some of the other teachers from Team USA.
Walking around the lobby I saw people from all over the world as the representatives from their countries. I met a woman from the British Embassy in Kenya and talked to her a little about our Books to Africa project!
We have been busy sightseeing for the past two days. We went to the Prague Castle and toured through the sights on the castle grounds. We also went to the Tyn Church near Old Town yesterday. The interior of the church was spectacular.
There were many gigantic paintings on the walls. I wished that Mrs. Lustgarten was walking with us so she could explain what we were seeing. I am not an art history expert, and while I know the paintings were extraordinary, I didn’t really know the historical significance of all of them or even what time period they were from.
Afterward we wandered through the streets in the Old Town. Mr. Hembree noticed that everytime I walked in a shop, I came out, turned left and started walking. Good plan, except it wasn’t always the direction we needed to be going! It is easy to get lost in the alleyways and side streets of this area.
Here are some photos from the last few days! Also, thanks for voting for our One and Only Ivan video! If you are at home, here is the direct link to the website.