Archive for August, 2010

Update From London

Posted: August 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

I honestly had no intention of updating this soon, but I’ve run out of things to do.  It’s currently 2:34 p.m. in London and I’ve been here since roughly 10:30 a.m.  My flight to Prague was supposed to board at 2:30, but has been pushed back to 3:25.  Now whether that means I board at that time or take off at that time I’m not sure, as I haven’t completely figured out Heathrow’s Departures screen yet.
What I do know is I’m really tired, but I did just get a pretty good latte, so that should be alleviated soon.  Anyway I haven’t really taken any pictures yet or anything because if you’ve seen one airport you’ve seen them all, although this one is huge.  That being said, I’ll probably delete this later tonight when i actually have some updates, but who knows. I just want to get out of this airport.

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Flights to Prague

Posted: August 27, 2010 in Uncategorized
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So this whole thing starts out at the Pittsburgh International airport, where I get on my flight at 4:55 p.m. EST and head east to O’Hare International in Chicago.

Approx. 411 miles, 1:35 flight time

I then have a roughly two and a half hour layover in Chicago, before getting back on a plane at 8:10 p.m. CST at O’Hare and cross the Atlantic towards Heathrow International in London.

Approx. 3,961 miles, 7:35 flight time

After crossing six times zones, it will be 9:45 a.m. BST (which is 4:45 a.m. EST), which could be completely awful with full potential to throw me off, but I then have a little over five hours of layover time in London, so I can try to sleep there.  Then, after those five hours, at 3:00 p.m. BST, I’ll get on my final plane to Prague Ruzyně Airport in Prague.

Approx. 645 miles, 2:00 flight time

And that’s it.  I’ll land in Prague at 6:00 p.m. CEST and meet up with the group and find my apartment. Ruzyně is apparently only six miles away from downtown Prague so it shouldn’t be very long. But for those keeping score at home, it will be noon on August 28 on the East Coast when I land in Prague, making my total travel time 19 hours, but with enough breaks to keep it very manageable.
I doubt anyone made it this far, but in case you did, thanks, and I’ll have pictures up as soon as I take some.

Introduction

Posted: August 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Hey everyone, welcome to the future home of The Praguecast, a podcast I will be crafting while in the Czech Republic next semester.  Check out the other tabs for more information until the first real post comes up in roughly a week.  My plane leaves from the Pittsburgh airport on August 27.