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Travel Blogs from Prague
After an amazing late night tour of the city, the next day seemed a little less magical.
I decided to join the Palacky provided city tour, which was led by one of the Summer School Assistants instead of a real tour guide. Unfortunately, the assistant did not know as much about Prague as Henni, and it was incredibly hot. We began at Saint Wenceslaus Square. Saint Wenceslaus is the patron saint of Bohemia. The ...
... near a huge, sprawling roundabout from the Communist times. I check out the market, take a few pics, and board the subway to meet the crew for lunch in old town.
Old town hasn't been a favorite of mine. It is VERY crowded, sometimes shoulder to shoulder. It's very touristy, and very noisy....and not a type of noise I deal well with due to my hearing. Yes, there are historically significant things there.....but I didn't like it much. Wenceslas square wasn't as ...
... city I have been to and looks amazing at night. The lights and snow made it look amazing.
We started in Wenceslas Square where there's a statue of Good King Wenceslas. Just down from his statue is a monument to two young men who died in the fight for freedom from communism. They both walk up the high museum steps and lit themselves on fire in protest against communism. They did this on separate occasions and died a few days after.
From here we walked through the ...
Once we hit Prague we were warmly greeted by our next host family at train station with open arms, hugs all around. Once we had finished our hugging, offsite seeing in their car, (drive to Pilsen, famous for its beer).One of many memorable moments had begun. We were given gifts on arrival whilst sitting in the car, (some lemon fizzy jobby, bit like sprite, to quench our throats whilst chatting in back seat of car). That wasn't the funny part, it ...
... This is a very nice hotel, with lots of personal touches including bringing us a small dessert after we checked in! Def a place to stay while u are here...the view is incredible. We freshened up and went to dinner at the newly renovated Crotto Crudo, an Italian "raw" bar in which they prepare antipasto in front of you. We settled on the antipasto app which had the best selection of prosciuto, salami, olives, fresh buffalo mozzeralla, and arugula..yumm...I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed