What to do on a Sunday afternoon when everything is closed?
Go for a walk, of course.
Even if it’s 2 degrees, windy, cloudy, and about to get dark?
Well… No cinemas. No saunas. No cafes. No restaurants. No galleries, museums, concerts or wine tastings. Not even a single place to get warm and shoot a Glock at a target.
The choices these days are simple: inside your apartment or outside in the wind.
So my friend and I set out for the scenic part of town, the old part.
And it seems our idea was not very original.
Probably half the city was crossing the Charles Bridge with us.
There were the walkers, the families with strollers, and a few more joggers than usual.
“Have you noticed how many more runners there are these days?” I commented.
“It’s because the gyms are closed,” remarked my friend.
“Oh,” said I. “That makes sense.”
And then I started thinking, what other changes will I see?
Will I start to see more English students learning outside the classroom?
Instead of listening to boring teachers, will I see them enjoying themselves while doing The Holy Trinity of English on their phone? On the metro? Maybe even while running?
I hope so.
I’d like a place to get warm, but I certainly hope so…