You remember I said I wasn't going to work?
Trip Start Nov 15, 2005
248Trip End Aug 15, 2008
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My initial impression of Prague was a lot like that of Vienna. A very, very beautiful city - even more so than Vienna - almost entirely untouched by the various wars that have been raging around Europe for the past few hundred years, yet the old town area seems entirely soulless. Many wide open boulevards and narrow, winding streets, with the buildings dressed up in all their finery, yet nothing really happening there, no life to the place. It came across as an elaborate shopping district and tourist centre. Which is not to say I didn't like it - far from it, I spent a very enjoyable day just getting lost and marvelling at the incredible spectacle of it all.
Had that been all I saw of the city, I think I would have been quite content to move on within a few days; however, when I explored a few of the districts surrounding the centre, I saw a different¨side to Prague
So I've decided to stay here for 2 or 3 months. I have an apartment, I have a rubbish job. Also, it means I get to wait for the weather to warm up before heading any further north. I'm just about coping with -5° here, but I really didn't fancy the -20° they are currently "enjoying" in Poland!