Prague - a trip into history
Trip Start Sep 18, 2012
1Trip End Sep 19, 2012
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First afternoon was around the old town, Wenceslas Sq, Main Town Sq with Astronomical Clock, Powder Tower
The late afternoon was spent with a beer opposite the Astronomical Clock and then out for dinner at a Czech pub restaurant just down from the hotel.
Dinner was an interesting affair – I had a goulash and Denise had roast boar – but by 7.30 we were both falling asleep in our drinks, so an early night was called for!
After a 12 hour sleep, day 2 called. It was a full day (and very hard on the feet – the cobblestones are killers!).
The castle is a huge edifice, still used by the President as his official offices – but with a number of ceremonial halls and other buildings forming part of the complex.
One of the most striking parts was St Vitus Cathedral - a soaring Gothic church from the 13th century, preserved almost as if it had been finished just a handful of years ago.
By the time we got down to Charles Bridge the crowds had really begun to swell – but there was still enough space to appreciate this wonderful piece of engineering and architecture.
We said goodbye to Lenka just after 3pm and headed for the shops – and by 7pm we were ready for dinner. In a cruel twist, the town managed to get us lost for about half an hour – just when our feet were ready to give up on us. However some judicious map reading (and blind luck) got us back to the hotel in time for a late-ish dinner and another collapse into bed.
Tomorrow will be a fairly early start out to the airport for flights to Zurich, London and Glasgow. A good rest for the feet!
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