Today’s plan was to take the #22 tram past the Castle to the Strahov Monastery, which has a famous library – but it’s cold, wet and gloomy, zero visibility, not a day for a long excursion. Yesterday was very cold – I’ve not been lucky with the weather in Prague, at least outside – this comfortable flat is as cosy as can be. Have spent some time this morning instead playing on the computer, Facebook, YouTube, reading newspapers – what joy to be able to catch Jon Stewart in beautiful downtown Prague! Saw his sequence on “open-carrying” – Americans with visible pistols in holsters on their hips as they go about their daily business, like the Wild West. From here, it looks like a country of crazy people. But then I guess, in their own ways, all countries are crazy. Except of course Canada.