The Augustine Hotel Prague
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Day one in the book, it was a doozy... We met our tour guide in the lobby at 9:30 this morning and headed out to the tram up to Strahov Monastery. What does one see in a monastery you ask? Libraries duh. This joint was completed in 1594... or 182 YEARS before America. Needless to say it makes you feel like the French Quarter is so fresh and new. …
Today we walked and walked around the beautiful city of Prague. What a fabulous place! The architecture is amazing, and all the buildings are painted various pastel shades. After a cooked breakfast (and a fantastic almond croissant) across the road, our Czech chick, tour guide Lidka, took us on an orientation tour to show us the main sights:
- Tyn Church: a very impressive twin-spired Gothic church (our apartment is right behind the church);
- Staromestke (Old Town) Square: ...
... and couldn't take it any longer. She grabbed the rope from Dan's hands and started tying the monster down. We were in shock. One because someone was so willing to help us and two because she was AMAZING at it. Who knows what her day job was.....?? This was a good sign for this city! Once the bag was all strapped in we had to figure out how to get to our destination. It was either an underground trip with two transfers (and we still were unsure of our accuracy of ...
... frame by torturous frame the events of 1938.
Amazing to have it confirmed that there are people like this in substantial power who actually learn nothing from history. Easily the most dangerous man in Europe, ranking very highly amongst the most stupid, Vlad the Impaler is right on the fringe of turning the Ukraine into a raging fire,
Not that it would have anything to do with oil of course.
So, VE Day, another excuse for the Czech's ...
... walls are covered with the names of those lost, and it is a very somber site. Next, we saw the graveyard. The cemetery contains 12,000 graves and over 100,000 people who were buried between 1400 and 1700. It does not look nearly big enough for either of those numbers, but the guide explained that the people were buried several deep in many places. She also pointed out the stone of the famous Prague Rabbis who were buried there, the oldest stones, and a few interesting ones.The ...