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UK volleyball in Europe

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The Kentucky volleyball team is on a two-week trip to Europe as a part of the Bring It program. The Wildcats will have the opportunity to play seven matches against teams ranging from European professionals to junior national teams while experiencing the culture of five different countries. The team will blog about its experiences while in Europe. 

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Hey Wildcat fans,

This is Ryan Suckow, the manager of the UK volleyball team. We have just completed our first day of our trip to Europe with a long day of travel, practice and sightseeing in Prague. Most of us have had little sleep after a long flight from Cincinnati to New York, then from New York to Prague, where we landed at 7 a.m. (1 a.m. ET). After landing, we headed into downtown Prague, went to the hotel and then got our first taste of European volleyball. We practiced in preparation for the Czech Republic Junior National Team, whom we will play tomorrow evening.

After practice, we got our first real taste of the food here in Prague and ate some specialty sandwiches and also some pizza from a restaurant across from the gym. We got to take the electric tramway back to the hotel and got to rest up for a little bit before we went on our first real expedition in Prague. We got to see old downtown Prague, which had beautiful architecture dating back several centuries. It's really a beautiful and breathtaking place. We walked over the historic Charles Bridge and headed into downtown Prague and the Old Town Square. There were all kinds of little neat shops, ranging from clothing, souvenirs, puppets and gelato ice cream shops among others. The gelato was a big hit with the girls today. Everyone got to walk around and see the downtown area before reconvening for dinner, where we had family style pizza and pasta to fill us all up after a long and tiresome day.

The city has been great and everyone is having tons of fun already. We are very excited about what tomorrow has in store for us. We have more sightseeing in the morning followed by our first match tomorrow evening. Thanks for checking in and I will have another blog post for you tomorrow evening updating you about the day's events and how we did in our match! GO BIG BLUE!

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