Travel Blogs from Prague
... the leader of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring, appeared on a balcony overlooking Wenceslas Square to hear throngs of protesters below shouting "Dubček to the Castle!" As they pushed for him to take his seat as president of the country at Prague Castle, he embraced the crowd as a symbol of democratic freedom. After Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the castle became the seat of the Head of State of the new Czech Republic. Similar to what Masaryk ...
So on absolutely no sleep, we made our way to the train station at 5am, and went into maccas there for some breakfast and some wifi until the first train. When it was time, we used our last trip on our metro ticket and went down and jumped on the train. About half an hour later we jumped off, and went to find our terminal, and realised we had to get on a shuttle bus just to get to the terminal. We jumped on the bus, which got ridiculously full, you ...
... was stunning! There were little river towns all along the way and it held some of the most beautiful countryside in the world( for me atleast). We had plenty of time to reflect on the country side we had seen because our train got delayed for about 2 hours! As we were pulling out there was a guy running to try and catch the train because he must have gotten off to rest. I felt so bad for him but there was nothing anyone could ...
... I promised Ruth that I would, that I would carry on, that I would live for both of us.
But people had said to me "Don't worry. As a single person you will meet others." Unlikely - I'm not 22 any more.
And I met others. I met a young Brazilian man who is studying in Barcelona. We went for beer together and then one day, at his suggestion, we took the train to Pilsen, famous for the brewery (mentioned above) and also the location of the third largest synagogue ...
... Yes, your math is correct, it took almost 600 years to complete. That's part of why it's such an interesting church. Where else are you going to find classic gothic architecture with art nouveau stained glass? Also St. Wenceslas, the patron St. of Bohemia, is buried here. We then took the short tour of the Old Royal Palace which was the residence of Bohemian princes and kings from the 11th to the 16th centuries. It's another architectural mishmash consisting ...
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