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... on our tour. It started to rain on the way down, so she put her arm through mine and shared her umbrella with me as we descended the stairs, saying she would help me down the stairs. While it was a lovely gesture, it made me feel like I was a grandma! We stopped on the way home for Chinese, which was a pleasant change. She quickly switched from English to Mandarin to order for us. We returned to our room around 930 and happily went straight to ...
in the middle of the square. I ordered the schnitzel and potato salad (as
recommended by the Melbourne couple next to us) and we then headed across the
Charles Bridge to see the gothic churches.
We finally headed back to the hostel around 8 and went
straight to bed for some much needed rest.
Today we did a walking tour with our guide, Susanna. We started back in the square which looked very different without the marathon! We stopped to take pictures of the Astronomical Clock but will return another time to see it chime. This 1400 century clock is on the town hall and keeps time in several ways: by the hour, by the time of sunset, bohemian time and modern time. On the hour, the bells ring and figures of the apostles come out. The clock has figures ...
... defense towers. Most of the castle areas are open to tourists. Nowadays, the castle houses several museums, including the National Gallery collection of Bohemian baroque and mannerism art, exhibition dedicated to Czech history, Toy Museum and the picture gallery of Prague Castle, based on the collection of Rudolph II. The Summer Shakespeare Festival regularly takes place in the courtyard of Burgrave Palace. The neighbourhood around the Prague Castle is called Hradčany. ...
... back to the new square where we all went our separate way. It wasn’t a long tour by any means but it was enjoyable, it also reminded me there was a lot more of Prague I wanted to see over the next day or two.
Next morning after sleeping late I decided to stroll back down to the old square, I wanted to visit the Old Jewish Cemetery along with a stroll across Charles Bridge, I really should have taken the ...