I returned to Prague again recently to deliver a keynote speech at the International Mountaineering and Outdoor Sports Conference held at Charles University. What a lovely experience, meeting some great adventurers. I gained a few new friends: one managed to get me out running each morning at 6.30 am in the dark! The three days were packed with interesting speakers and papers and most speakers only had 15 mins to present there case so it was all rather fast and furious each day requiring high levels of concentration!
My speech/paper was about the adventages of taking a multi-disciplinary perspective on experiential learning.
The paper was adapted from a new chaper I have written for a forthcoming
Prague has not changed much, still an amazing place with superb buildings.
I am sure Charles Bridge still had many of the street artists that were there many years ago when I last visited.
The hotel I was staying in, The Krystal, was rather drab looking on the outside but the rooms were good. The hotel was clean, cheap and with plenty of people attending the conference. One inch long Frankfurter sausages were the only hot things avaiable for breakfast on the cold mornings, but after an early run they went down very well with cheese and hot coffee! Also the tram into Prague was nearby so it was easy to get into the city.