Vladamir's history lesson

Trip Start Jul 27, 2013
Trip End Aug 25, 2013

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Thursday, August 1, 2013

Vladimir was our guide today (we were picked up in a bus) and taken up to skyline where we visited Prague Castle and St Vitis church (landmarks up on the skyline of the city) and so so old. The buildings we walked past on the tour each had their own charm or magnificence. The church and castle are enormous and we did a lot of walking.
Vladamir's sense of humour meant that when we were at outside the President's residence and the flag was flying to indicate he was at home, Vladamir knocked loudly on the gates and said "Mr President, I know you are home. I have some good friends from NZ and I want you meet them. Come on out". There are very few modern buildings (that we have seen anyway). There is a real resistance to altering the "feel" of the place and so if one needs to be replaced it is carried out in the old style. Vladimir especially is anti modern style so his comment about the sky tower is that the best view of Prague is from the tower because then you can't see the tower.
In the evening we were taken to enjoy the local food, music and dancing. It was a great evening with everyone being encouraged to drink the beer and wine and participate. There were groups from other countries too so it was a noisy evening. We Kiwis managed to make ourselves heard. Three hours of frivolity. I have discovered that I can video too but don't know whether they can be attached but will try.
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hebrideankiwi on

The video is ok if you turn the computer on its side! Looks like really good fun.

Tolly on

Bill has just forwarded on your blog.Your trip sounds fantastic. You sound like you are a teenager having fun. All well here . Countdown to Lachie leaving for Princeton . Anna is in Eggs Rowing . She is rapt. We put Dad in hospital Care at St johns Wood Taupo . Carers couldn't cope with him any more!!
Keep having fun . T xx

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