Link: Prague – Fav Memories & Best of Photos
· Enjoying a cheap lunch of brie cheese and a baguette by LunaPark
· Staying at a fantastic 4 star hotel – Thank God Prague is so cheap!
· American Breakfast Buffets Included With Our Hotel – Breakfast hasn’t tasted so good in a long time since a typical European breakfast is a cup of coffee and a croissant. (last good breakfast was in Morocco with Peter and Summer – fantastic banana waffles with home made syrup)
· Old Town Square At Night (see pictures)
· Charles Bridge
· Learning About John Hus and Seeing His Statue
· Seeing the World’s Oldest and Most Amazing Clock (see facebook pic & description)
· Seeing Tyco Brahe and the scientists who are trying to determine how he really died.
· Clara, our incredible walking tour guide and her description of the thief of St. James and his severed hand.
· Finally finding the Franz Kafka Museum. Still not sure who he is exactly, but now know at least a few facts.
You can check out our best of photos at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=580565&id=648610330&l=4d90c1de9b
Link: World Challenge 2010 – “Ignite the Rainwater Harvesting Revolution Baby!”
World Challenge 2010 – Check it Out
One of my oldest and best friends, David Vargas, is changing the world. He started an NGO in Mexico two years ago and has made it into the top 12 of BBC’s World Challenge 2010 – AMAZING!! Voting has now closed, but the winner will be announced next month. Check out the video below and be inspired! Btw – David is the one passionately telling us to “Ignite the Rainwater Harvesting Revolution Baby!” is this video featured on BBC World News.
Link: The Battle of Marathon and The Birth of The Marathon
In 490 BC, a group of 7:1 outnumbered Greeks defeated the invading Persians on the fields of Marathon. Legend has it that a soldier named Phidippides ran 24.85 miles from Marathon to Athens to bring news of the shocking victory. His heroic effort was memorialized in 1896 when the first modern Olympics, held in Athens, recreated the run officially dubbed the Marathon. During the 1908 London Olympics, the British changed the course to 26.2 miles.
2500 years after the original Marathon, my mission is to complete the same legendary route. Had the Greeks not stymied the Persians from conquering the mainland, the glory of ancient Greece as the cradle of Western Civilization might never have come to pass. The 2010 Athens Classic Marathon offers an occasion to honor the roots of a culture whose accomplishments continue to inspire greatness in each of us today.