PRAGUE – The Washington State University women’s basketball team continued its 10-day foreign trip through Europe, departing Bratislava, Slovakia for Prague, Czech Republic.
While in Prague, the team will have the opportunity to sightsee at the Prague Castle and take a boat tour on the Vltava River.
The Cougars will face their second European opponent, Hradec Kralove, at 5 p.m. UTC (8 a.m. PST) Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Throughout the Cougars' travels in Europe, seniors Brandi Thomas, Sage Romberg, and Hana Potter will be keeping a players’ blog of their thoughts and activities. Below is an entry from Hana Potter, recapping the day’s events.
“Wow I can't believe we have already been here for five nights! After waking up this morning from a solid 10-hour night’s sleep, I enjoyed a once again delicious breakfast at the hotel before getting all packed up for our next departure! I really liked Bratislava! The cobblestone streets and the culture of the streets were so cute! It had a much more European feel to it than Vienna did, only because Vienna was a bigger city. It was a four-hour bus ride to Prague, also known as Praha. We made a pit stop about halfway at a truck stop, come to find a McDonald's as the only option for lunch... Out of all places! But I tried something that was different compared to the menu at McDonald's in the states, a Purê Italiano. Even though I am not a fan of McDonald's, this actually wasn't that bad! As we started approaching Prague, our tour guides started going into detail about the history of this country and city – very interesting! Prague is much bigger than Vienna and Bratislava but the building are so beautiful! There is just so much to look at and there are so many people out on the streets, it is a very fun and busy environment! We are staying at the Intercontinental Hotel, a 5-star hotel. It is so fancy! And it is walking distance from the big square where a ton of people gather and observe locals showing off their various talents. From a distance, we could see these guys flying up in the air and it looked like trampolines! But as we got closer we noticed that they were on a giant teeter-totter going up and down, flinging these guys up in the air! It was pretty cool if I say so myself. For the rest of the evening, I just spent some quality time with my parents. We went to this lovely restaurant that seemed more like a lounge, very comfortable with a peaceful atmosphere. The food was once again absolutely delicious! I am going to miss all this amazing food we've been having on this trip. It has been a long travel day, so I'm calling it a night kind of early tonight.”