One City Down - Three to Go!

Trip Start Oct 05, 2008
Trip End Oct 17, 2008

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Friday, October 10, 2008

Well,  here goes my first blog.  We have titled it our great adventure as Kelly and I have set off our honeymoon journey to Eastern Europe.  We left Sunday afternoon and it was beautiful that day.  John and Gerry fed us and took us to the airport (thanks John!).  We had no issues as we flew from Pittsburgh to Atlanta, except for the cold I could feel coming on.  We will talk about this later... Anyway, we left for Prague at about 7:30 and arrived with no issues at about 11:00 AM local time .  There were no customs at the airport, just a simple passport check and we were off.  We got some money out of the ATM and got a minibus to the airport.  The drive into the city and the hotel was interesting to say the least.  Lots of sharp turns, hard braking, children screaming (well not quite, that was Kelly). 

The hotel was very nice  and we ventured off into the city and into the center ,  .   The weather is very similar to ours.  Cloudy cold and little sun!  Ha, who cares, we are in Prague!!!  The city is absolutely beautiful.  One of the nicest I have been in Europe.  The people are very friendly.  Lots of tourists despite it being the start of the week. 

We took in the city and saw many of the great sites (the astronmical clock , Charles Bridge , and the Castle ). 

We took a day trip to Cesky Krumlov.  The good news was that this was absolutely beautiful.  The bad was we took a mini bus tour.  Yes - another crazy driver, no concept of space, and apparently immune to any changes in temperature.  We were sweating bullets both from the ride and the temperature in the bus!!  But we had fun.  Here a few photos - PHOTO_ID_R=p1000626.jpg], , , .  We headed back to Prague and sweated more, then finished our evening off with a nice bottle of St. Emilion Grand Cru (Roger, I know you are jealous). 

We left for the train this morning and just arrived in Vienna today.  Lots to tell but can't do it all here.  Prague is amazing considering it just got out from under communism in 1989.

Regards to all,

Andrew and Kelly
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