Travel Blogs from Prague
... Prague that morning and were en route to the ship. A few of our group almost followed them by mistake. Man, the tourism industry is chaotic!
For months friends have told us how beautiful Prague is. Indeed the city has been referred to as "the crown of the world". Though I did find Prague a very beautiful city I must say the first impression wasn't good. The rain didn't help as we drove to the 'Hilton Old Town' hotel taking back roads past bars ...
... decided to attend an evening concert there in the Smetana Hall. But before that, and before more rain, we wanted to investigate the old Jewish cemetery. You know me and cemeteries. I was really looking forward to poking around here but unfortunately in celebration of Yom Kippur, the cemetery and synagogue were closed. A few quick pics through the locked gate will have to do. By now it was ...
... was really out. The next day though was something special though. On thursday Army, Adam, Rachel, and I went on a Sunset Segway Tour of Prague. This was one of the most fun things I did all semester. Our tour guide was a guy from Prague named Phillip who had long ass dreads that he hadn't cut since 2001 and we rode by the John Lennon Wall and we went all though an enormous park. At the top of the park there is a tower that people in Prague call the Eiffel ...
... statues placed there in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Having been warned by Lonely Planet that this is pickpocket mecca, I held on to my bag with a death grip the whole way across. The whole area is infested with tourist shops selling the usual souvineer paraphernalia, including on the bridge. A sign of the high tourist volumes.
Having safely crossed the bridge with everything present and accounted for, we climbed up the hill to Prague Castle. On the way we saw a ...
... up to Hradcany and Prague Castle, the world’s largest Castle complex.
Once we reached the castle Sara let us off the leash to do our own things. I stuck with what had become our regular smaller group for a while but really was keen to do my own thing today. A couple of others also had the same idea and quickly made a getaway. I just really wanted to spend the day walking around without any agenda and just soak up ...
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