Travel Blogs from Prague
... up the hill, overlooking the city could have been Cinderella's castle. The stories about rich and poor and nobility could have taken place in any of the manors on the cobblestone streets of Prague. Even the swans in the lake could have been the ugly duckling swans. (Yeah, I know Hans Christian Anderson isn't from Prague, but it doesn't matter.) The city was just so incredible. I understand why everybody wants to come here.
Actually, I ...
Camping near the centre of Prague, not a bike friendly city so we have take t the tram system, (operates somewhat like the Paris underground), but boy do we find the names of the stops a challenge. The Czech seem very economical with vowels!
We knew that we must be getting close to a significant tourist site when the conversations overhead on the tram were becoming more English than Czech. Spent Wednesday at the Prague Palace, which is a ...
... Charles Bridge. It was full of tourists, is lined with characature artists and souvenir kiosks, and has statues all the way across it. We walked up a hill to the castle and stopped to take some pictures overlooking the city. It being 12:00 we saw the changing of the guard, there were trumpets and drums and pretty mich the same thing as at Buckingham palace, but kore low key and not a huge parade. Next we walked around the grounds of the castle and ...
... 118,000+ Jews were living in Prague before WWII. About 80,000 of them died in the camps. It boggles the mind to think of how this happened. I can't comprehend it at all. A few tears shed in the memorial hall.
The Jewish cemetery is a lot higher than the level of the surrounding road. The reason, is that as the Jews were only allowed in the Ghetto section they couldn't expand the cemetery. In places there are 12 layers of bodies, people ...
... even for ONE building, it would keep me here for years. Last night by about 10:30, the streets were absolutely alive with people...snapping pictures, sharing a romantic kiss on Charles bridge and gawking at everything....many different languages being spoken, but the universal one is so understandable. Its our common awe at what we are seeing.
Maybe some of you are tired of looking at pictures of Cathedrals but I ...
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