Well, I have arrived. The trip was exhausting; one nearly-empty AA flight to London, a 4-hour layover in Heathrow, a 2-hour flight to Prague, lots of idling and a long bus ride to the residence hall. I haven’t a clue how long the trip took in total, only that I arrived with enough energy to unpack one suitcase, play with the oven and soak in the neighborhood.
I am living in a former industrial area of Prague called Holešovice in a converted meat factory. The building (called Osadni) is further from the NYU campus than the other residential options, but its splendor is worth the distance. They’re really spoling us; we have thrice-weekly maid service, a dishwasher, an exhaustive supply of cleaning supplies, two fridges—one for produce and one for beverages—and essential linens, dishes, and cookware. The top floor houses a study lounge, TV lounge, terrace and laundry facilities.