Our morning started by walking down to the local bakery to get an assortment of traditional pastries for breakfast and some Chlebíčky (an open face sandwich). AH's town is really small so everything is just a couple minute walk away! I offered to buy all of our pastries, 4 of them and 3 Chlebíčky's, it came to a total of $4. I had read that everything was pretty affordable in Czech Republic, but it's even more affordable outside of Prague!
We took our food back to AH's mom's house where AH had a trial run for hair for the wedding! I chatted with her and her friend who was doing her hair. She knew a little English, but AH did a fair amount of translating throughout the morning. SC was running around with babae (grandma) all morning while we had some 'girl time'.
Once her hair was finished, and man was it beautiful, we went for a walk outside to the garden nearby. AH showed me the silver mines below and told me about where her and her friends would hang out when they were teenagers to drink beer and party. It was really fun to be back in her home town, filled with so many memories and stories!
In the evening we prepared to go to AH's bachelorette party! We all met at a restaurant right by AH's house, called Mells. Her closest friends had decorated the room with balloons and had a sash and tiara for her. The Czech in the room was literally flying through the air. I tried to keep up but mainly I just smiled a lot and drank a lot of beer. AH translated when she could, but she was obviously busy celebrating her last fling before the ring! I ordered a simple dinner of caprese salad and a side of cashews. Looking back, I should have certainly gotten a burger or an entire pizza to soak up what was to come in the evening. After dinner we chatted and danced a bit in the party room that was set aside for us before moving to the dance club. Before we left, we had all had a lot to drink, those ladies love their shots. Pretty much the only English word they all knew was 'cheers' which they said as American as they could, which sounded like chEEEErs.
The dance club was literally one door down so the walk was thankfully quick during the chilly night. I walked into the club and was hit with wall of smoke. Man, these Czechs love to smoke! The theme of the night was 'fairytale' which I think was similar to a throwback night of sorts. I knew a couple of songs, they were Czech versions of American songs.. the songs were 'Summer Lovin' and 'All About the Bass'. We danced for hours. The girls kept buying round after round of these shots Slivovice, a shot made with plum and often has a whole plum in the glass as well. I can't tell you how many plums soaked in alcohol I had that night.. far too many. There was a moment in the evening when one of the girls came up to me and said, 'Much respect to you dancing all night Czech songs. You are now Czech girl. Respect.' Me: 'Music has no language!' I was pretty proud of her proclaiming me 'Czech girl'. The dancing continued until 4AM when we stumbled home for the evening! What a night to remember! Feeling so lucky to be experiencing all of this, even if I can't understand a single word.