Czecked out of Prague

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Saturday, October 6, 2012

Having been unable to blog for a few days, I will just try to post a few more pics of our last couple of days.  Prague is definitely a city worth revisiting and we hope to come back here again.  It is truly a stunning city in terms of architecture and we barely scratched the surface of things to see.  Our last day here we took a bus tour to a small town called Kutna Hora.  While the tour itself was disappointing, we did enjoy visiting the town.  Ir is about 65 km from Prague and its "claim to fame" is a rather grisly ossiary, a church full of human bones..,chandeliers fashioned from bones, wall decor made of bones, bones piled up, bones hung from the ceiling.  It is said to have the skeletal remains of some 40,000 people, some of whom died from the plague, others in the Hussar war.  Its a little unnerving to be in the place and I really have no idea what they were thinking!  The town is actually almost a miniature replica of Prague itself, with streets very much like the bigger city, charming little narrow alleys and all sorts of cafes and shops throughout.  The tour was touted as being an "English" one, but the fact was, we were the only ones on the cramped and uncomfortable bus who spoke English, besides the tour guide.  She spoke Spanish to the other passengers and then quickly "translated" for us.  We were given no time to stop to take pics except in the Ossuary and one cathedral.  We were rushed through the own at what seemed breakneck speed and I managed to take a few shots through the streets.  Although the tour picked us up at our hotel atthe end of it, we were dropped off in completely unfamiliar territory and had to find our own way back.  The tour company was called  Best Day Tours" and is definitely NOT recommended!  At any rate, we did discover and enjoy another part of the city of Prague and would love ro return there soon.
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