Cheapest beer I've ever had....

Trip Start Jul 01, 2006
Trip End Sep 11, 2006

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Friday, August 18, 2006

I like to call the Czech Republic "The Land of Opportunity"...because you'll never have a better opportunity to drink cheap beer!
1 Cndn dollar equals about 20 Kroner. There are more than enough restaurants that offer 0.5L beers for 20 or 25 Kroners. Yes, do the math, its that good.
Plus, in the grocery stores, we found and drank the ultimate cheep beer: 0.5L for 7.5 Kroner. We were in heaven.

Aside from the beer, Prague is actually an incredibly nice city. But before I get into the city, I'll mention a day trip I did on my own before Amanda and Andrew caught up to me.
I went to Kutna Hora, 45 min outside of Prague, to a little church that looks very innocent on the outside. On the inside, you quickly find that the church is decorated with the real human bones of thousands who died during a plague. Check out the pictures of a chandelier etc... spoooookeeey!!!

Prague: There are a few sections, with the Vlalta river running through it. The main draw is the Charles Bridge which crosses over this river. Its a cool bridge, very beautiful, despite the constant mass of tourists crawling over it! On one side of the river you'll find the New Town, the Old town, and the Josefov, an Old Jewish Settlement. Both of these places were nice, but not quite as good as what resides on the other side of the river...the Lesser Town and Prague Castle, plus a Tower you climb to overlook the city. For some reason I enjoyed the Lesser town most, perhaps bc it had less tourists and was cleaner and more wide open.

I was happy to see that Franz Kafka is a bit of a hero in Prague, as I've always liked his books..many of which are related to Prague.

We also went to the Communism museum, which was pretty crazy, and a good introduction before my trip into Berlin a few days later! It was incredible to learn how much turmoil had taken place in so many of these European cities....we had just finished walking along a boulevard (Wenceslas) and at the museum realized that for decades there had been annual riots along it against the government..among other stories.

We tried going out to a concentration camp nearby, but couldnt figure out the bus was very frustating and we met other tourists just as frustrated. Oh well, I would get to see one near Berlin later....

Attached is a picture of the bridge at night, Amanda and Andrew posing with the crowds rushing by.....
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