With New Year’s coming up, and EF College Break’s traveling bloggers posting away on the Stories Tumblr, I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing about my own New Year’s experiences over in Prague. Fond memories all around.
I lived in Prague for two years. So I had two New Year’s Eves. The first was the one I will never forget (to be honest, I can’t remember what I did on the second one). But that first one, yes. I remember it like it was yesterday (it was seven years ago).
I’d just moved to Prague a month or so before the New Year, so I was still new to the city. I was training to become an English teacher, and some other trainees and I asked where the center of the New Year’s action was. The answer was Old Town Square.
The scene was crazy. The whole square was packed. People were blowing horns, cheering, laughing, partying, and generally bursting with joy. It was a totally free and easy atmosphere, much less regulated than what I was used to back home. People were setting off firecrackers right over the crowd (terrifying and fun at the same time). I had never experienced a New Year’s like it, and I imagine I never will.
It's not every year you get to watch the New Year’s stroke of midnight on a clock like this.
Anyway, wherever you may be, Happy New Year. Next time do it in Europe.