3 days in Prague

Trip Start Aug 21, 2007
Trip End Jun 2008

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A quick blog about our time in Prague:

Bonnie and I love going to places that we know little about, places where we have no idea what to expect, as it makes the experience that much more genuine.  I have to admit, Prague was not even on our agenda a few months ago, but we met a German (you Chris!) in Thailand who we wanted to visit who had recently moved there.  Plus, every traveller you talk to LOVES Prague.  So, away we went to Prague....

Chris met us at the airport, took us to his flat, and proceeded to even give us his bedroom, complete with the most comfy bed I have ever slept in.  I know, "why is he writing about this?" you are thinking, but having three days in a real home was so refreshing and such a nice change from staying in hostels and guesthouses.  It was also great to hang out with a local(albeit a transplanted one) while in Prague, as we saw sights and went to restaurants/pubs we never would have found otherwise.  Twice we ate in restaurants that were situated in very old wine cellars- very cool.  We had Brazilian food the first night, but otherwise we mainly had Czech food, which was actually very tasty.  Especially nice was washing the food down with Czech beer, often touted as the world's finest!  It must be........that would explain why the locals drink so much of it.   Another great thing about hanging out with Chris was that we got to go out for meals and drinks with his Czech friends; too often when in a country you meet other travellers but rarely have chance to get to know native peoples. 

The thing about Prague is, like Rome, it is full of sights.  Every corner we turned, every street we went down left us in awe as the buildings and medieval architecture are so unlike anything either of us had ever seen.  What to do in Prague?  Just walk, in any direction, and you will find something memorable.  We did just that- alot of walking.  What did we see?  The Prague Castle, the Astronomical clock, the Old town, the Old Jewish town, the Charles Bridge, etc, etc, etc!  Again, so much to see as the whole city is honestly beautiful.  My favorite sight was going up in the "mini Eiffel Tower" for a magnificent view of the Prague Castel and the rest of the city.  Prague is especially captivating after dark.

We wish we had more time in Prague (what else is new), but the time we did have there was made that much better by getting to spend it with our friend Chris.  Prague is a "can't-miss" city, and it still consistently blew me away despite us seeing it directly after Rome, another great city.  ANOTHER place we have to return to one day!

Well, we are now in Krakow, Poland for three days, another city full of of medieval sights. More importantly, it is close to Auschwitz, which we will be visiting tomorrow.  More on that in a few days....
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Prague photos
If I haven't said so before your photos are really good. Good subject matter and interesting. Auntie Ned

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