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Travel Blogs from Prague

The weird, wonderful and whimsical

A travel blog entry by asph0de1 on Oct 26, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

What did I know about the Czech Republic before visiting Prague: I knew that Kafka was Czech, and he created some weird novels. I also used to watch a movie 'Alice' by Jan Svankmajer when I was young, a Czech man who made morbid and bizarre films. Czech is also central European and home of Bohemia, an exotic and wonderful era of alcohol, spiritual enlightenment and fascinating design. I'd also heard that the Czech were famous for their mannequins ...

Prague to Paris

A travel blog entry by dicktracey on Jul 04, 2014

35 photos

... by a guy singing and yodelling. Then back to the ship to continue on to Rudesheim. 13th July Mini train ride on the Winzerexpress to Siegfrieds Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in the beautiful town of Rudesheim. The musical instruments date back several centuries and work on a similar basis as a pianola. Then off to he cable car up to the Niederwald Monument for a view over the valley. The cable stretched for over a kilometre over vineyards. Back to the town for ...

Early days of the Sabbatical

A travel blog entry by mike.hendry on Apr 25, 2014

5 comments

... pre-fabricated concrete. An awful lot were built and they certainly fitted the Soviet philosophy of equality since they managed to make nearly everyone who lived in them feel really bad. Cold, inefficient, ugly, grey and just ... well awful, the panelaks sprung all around the outer rim of Prague and every other Soviet controlled city and town, blighting the landscape with regular monotony, monotony being the key word here.

In the post-Velvet Revolution ...

Day 13 - Prague

A travel blog entry by bss-tour-2013 on Dec 04, 2013

6 comments, 75 photos

... After Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the castle became the seat of the Head of State of the new Czech Republic. Similar to what Masaryk did with Plečnik, president Václav Havel commissioned Bořek Šípek to be the architect of post-communism Prague Castle's necessary improvements, in particular of the facelift of the Castle's Gallery of paintings. Architectural styles of Prague Castle The castle buildings represent virtually ...

Let the classes begin!

A travel blog entry by m.eileen0128 on Sep 30, 2013

2 comments

Today is the official first day of the semester, about time! I have been so excited for classes to start. :) I only had one class today (Czech and Central European History) but it looks promising. Finally got around to buying school supplies today as well, which made me come to the realization I'm even picky about silly things such as school supplies. I am just ...