Dec 19, 2007
Apr 16, 2008
Getting to Prague was much more painless than Krumlov. Two local buses, cheap and easy. We stayed at a hostel reccomended by our last hostel staff. It was about the same price as Krumlov house, which was great for a bigger city. Our first say we did the basic orientation walk and saw a few buildings. We also visited the communism museum. It was interesting but we were expecting more. There was an intense video of all of the fighting in the streets during the protests. These kind of images have such a greater impact when you had been visiting the center of the chaos only hours earlier. The next morning we went on a fantastic walking tour of the city. These are a great way to see a bunch of sites and learn details that guidebooks can't offer. We saw the main square, jewish quarters, charles bridge, a few churches and then the castle grounds. After the tour we went and toured around the castle. It's supposed to be the largest castle complex in the world. We only saw a bit of it and came back the next day to see the rest. There was a cool toy museum with interesting toys and dolls. Later we watched a dissapointing clock show in the town square. It was more fun to see the crowd reacting to the wooden figures as if they were fireworks, some even clapped! We would definetly reccomend a visit to the Czech Republic to anyone visiting Europe. We were skeptical at first but it's an amazing place. How can you complain with a place that cherishes hockey and beer!