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I have said an infinite number of times that Wade is our social guide - and he is amazing at it. Since we have been traveling for a few many years now, we have seen and done the typical museums and tours and, my God we have been through a ton of churches (pun intended).
Anyway, this time around he was trying to give us some different things to do, maybe less typical things than what we would normally do. And as this ...
... trust us,
we’re not. Walking up that hill had us both sweating and feeling very hot). The
castle originated in 880CE, before being turned into the current stone building
in the early 1000s. Many saints lived/ruled here, including Wenceslas, who is
mentioned in one of my favourite Christmas carols! In the museum section we saw
artefacts from BCE (mostly cracked jugs etc.) through to rulers’ clothes they
were buried in from 1000 ...
... and it ended with this old gentlemen cheerfully protesting. He's very harmless and has been protesting for 900 days. He won't really say much, but Tijo said the guy is protesting that the govt took his house.
8) The reverberating sound circle (my fave little spot in all of Prague!) - this is a little circle with stairs that surround it. When you stand on the circle and start talking, your voice is projected back at your like an amplified soundwave. To ...
... is never empty though so it's impossible to be quiet enough to hear these cries so the legend is quite safe! We also the theatre and many other grand buildings including the Charles tower and bridge. My favourite part was viewing the astronomical clock, which apparently is the 2nd most disappointing attraction in the world. Every hour the clock chimes and moves and our guide suggested that we should visit them but not watch the clock. Instead watch the hundreds of tourists that ...
... that you followed, that everyone followed... And that was it. In other cities you leave the path and you find all these beautiful little hidden gems, in Prague you leave the path and all you find is absinthe shops and strip clubs. :( They sort of ruin what would be an otherwise perfect city. Prague, is a place I wish I could visit ten years ago. Like learn time travel, and go back 10-15 years before tourism overtook this lovely ...