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Today we did the last of our tourist trips to a Bohemian Crystal glass factory in Nibutz, about 30Km away.
The first part of the trip was to a castle, but we were not part of that trip we just shared the bus. We travelled onto the factory and had a tour of it. Saw the glass blowing and moulding and the engraving of the patterns in the finished product.
Fabien and I walked to the main square after finishing in the Jewish district. Night had fallen, and the Christmas Market was alive with people. We each grabbed a cup of the hot wine, and strolled throughout the square, pausing to watch a street performer or listen to some music. Eventually we decided to find a restaurant that my guidebook suggested. One of the nice things about Prague is that it's a modern enough city to have street names printed ...
... tourists and vendors selling overpriced food and souvenirs. But if you were there at 3 am, it was nice and quiet. LOL. I only did it twice.
My favorite place though, was definitely Vysehrad. It's a castle just outside of the city. There's something you should know about castles in Prague. They're not the palaces you see in in fairy tales. The "castle" is really the walls of the fortress and everything inside of it. The only building that looks ...
... was to find the reception to check in and put our bags down. We walked out of the closest doors and started playing with snow like little kids, it was amazing to see and touch for us. After that we headed of down the street only to find we went out the wrong doors so weren't on the right street, so back we went inside the station and out the other side. We began walked towards the reception which we guessed would take around 20 minutes and new we ...
... arrived at Kampa Park, we got more history about our surroundings and enjoyed the greenery that enveloped us at the moment. Off in the distance, one can see the largest castle complex in the world at Prague Castle and a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower (scale - 5:1). The castle is tucked in a heavily wooded area on the left bank, the right being quite the opposite with several more developments taking up real estate. While we didn't make it to the castle today (fingers crossed ...