Photos by Estefanía Rincón, (American University) Student Correspondent CET Film in Prague, Spring 2018 One of my favorite views of the city is located about a 15 minute walk from my apartment. There is a park that has great views of the city at all hours of the day. It is so relaxing to take walks while looking down at the beautiful city of Prague During the days leading up to Easter, people take to the streets in a celebration called Masopost. People parade around in costumes to celebrate the start of spring. It is the last feast people have before Easter Lent. The national gallery is two blocks from our apartment. We were able to go to the gallery opening for the new season. It was a really cool free event where people could walk around the museum with drinks and enjoy the art. The main streets in downtown of Prague are usually quite crowded, but if you duck into the more narrow side streets you will find tranquility in the solitude of streets. For my first trip outside of Prague I went to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It was a 4 hour train ride from the main station in Prague. We stayed for one night which was more than enough to explore the city. We stayed at a hostel that provided a free walking tour in the morning. This was a great way to get acquainted with the city. This is the Catholic church. It is different from many because instead of having a cross on top it has a golden crown. In the crown there is a time-capsule which will not be taken down for another 50+ years It was freezing in Slovakia. So it makes sense that the food was hardy and rich. We got the traditional garlic soup in a bread bowl and bryndzové halušky, potatoes dumplings with sheep cheese and pieces on bacon on top. To be honest it doesn’t exactly look appetizing, but it was super good and hit the spot on that cold day after a 3 hour walking tour. The castle in Bratislava had great views of the city and was at situated on a hill. You could see the mountains of Austria on the other side. Walking around Prague on Sunday afternoons with friends is a great way to end the weekend. I took this picture because I liked how the light from the sunset was hitting the buildings.