Fairy tale picture of a time lost
Trip Start Jul 09, 2011
30Trip End Aug 11, 2011
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We decided to take a red bus, hop on hop off tour, today. Pete was pleased to relinquish the driving for a few days and Francesca is also taking a break. We saw most of the major historical sites and it was good to hear the explanations and history attached to these sites
Communism fell here in 1989 and it seems that many are not convinced that it has been beneficial for all citizens. The young seem to see the benefits but not so the older members of the city. The taxi driver on the way into town, some 26 kms, said that people seem to be working harder for less money. Seems to be the catch cry worldwide! We have seen people begging in the town square which is quite sad. Dogs again are quite prevalent in and around the city and they are even allowed in hotels!! Smokers still abound,
Had an early dinner at the Hard Rock Café (yes, Kate we thought of you) and let our South African waiter know that the Wallabies had beaten the Springboks. Some amazing memorabilia Ben, you might have to come and see as our photos won't capture the scope and extent of the music story on the walls. They played a lot of 70s stuff on videos whilst we were there, might have guessed our age! Tomorrow we are going to the St Ignatius Monastery to sample their beer, they have their own micro brewery and to spend some more time at Prague Castle. I feel reassured that the future of the Catholic Church is secure, as it certainly owns the best land and the most amazing churches in Czech, France and Italy. Maintenance bill in the future could be an issue but the value of the capital assets are unfathomable.
Write again soon. Hope you are all well and happy. Love D-M (and Pete) xxx