Prague castle and city
Trip Start Feb 23, 2013
34Trip End Apr 11, 2013
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From there we headed to the KGB (soviet secret police, post WWII) museum (ironically about 50m from the American embassy) which was a real surprise find. Just a small museum, but as we were the only people there, but got a personal guided tour, including posing with weapons wearing authentic NKVD (predecessor of KGB during WWII) berets.
Then a walk along the gothic Charles bridge, a bit of crystal and jewelry shopping, and then a walk back through the streets via a couple of towers. The back streets are challenging to navigate, I think in the past they've just put buildings where they feel like, and then build the streets between them. Pocket earth (an offline mapping app I downloaded before leaving NZ has proven very very useful).
Prague probably has the most impressive built environment of the cities we've visited so far-Copenhagen maybe slightly more impressive old buildings, but quite uniform, Berlin is a more modern city (with some old buildings around still), but Prague is nearly all very old buildings, but of quite different styles.
The level of English is fairly good here, but not quite as good as Copenhagen (which was very impressive how good it was). But the nice thing here is a lot of the locals (in the tourism parts) will engage, and ask where we are from etc