Vintage Design Hotel Sax
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... style and has 2 impressive towers. Inside is the oldest pipe organ, built in 1673, in Prague. There is a large sculpture in the middle of the square which is in honor of Jan Hus. His was a Czech priest and early Christian reformer who was born in at the 1300s. He was a predecessor of the Protestant movement and was burned at the stake in 1415 fore heresy against the Catholic church. His followers were known as Hussites. They controlled the Church of ...
I'm writing this from Prague airport where we will be flying to Amsterdam and then training it to The Hague to catch up with Dave and Helen. It's been a little chilly lately after having got used to the lovely, warm weather near the Med. As we head north it feels like winter is heading south, though we read a warmer change is in the air.
Bratislava, Slovakia (14/6 to 17/6)
... through the 1950s led to the Prague Spring in 1968, an effort to create "Socialism with a face". This attempted lightening of the political landscape was wiped out when Czechoslovakia was invaded by virtually all member states of the Eastern Bloc Warsaw Pact to crush the uprising. Following the Prague Spring, censorship of political free speech and opposition was violently enforced by the concept of Czech Normalisation. As the West became freer and the East became poorer ...
... negative. The walking tours in the morning and evening gave a pretty good introduction to all of this. What really struck me is that, despite the history, the city - and the nation itself - is, in it's current incarnation, relatively young. Berlin is still recovering from decades of being split down the middle. It seems to be in a rebuilding phase, with lots of construction work (which progresses at a snail's pace) and little left of the classic architecture ...
... like they'd run out of materials while building it! After a lovely walk in the sun we eventually found it and then headed to a supermarket to buy lunch. The afternoon past by quickly as we enjoyed the weather on one of the Island parks on the river. It's amazing how different everywhere looks when the sun comes out! Suddenly there were peddleos and picnics everywhere! I also finally got try Trdelník - a bakery product a lot like a Chelsea bun. Many places around the city well ...