Day 2 and 3 Prague

Trip Start Apr 19, 2011
Trip End Jul 01, 2011

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Lucies Place

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spent the day walking around an old Jewish neighborhood in Prague. I've seen many pretty churches but the Spanish synagogue in Prague is decadent. The outside is nothing special but the interior is covered in gold and silver; very beautiful.

The beer in Prague is so so good. I'm not sure if it's just because I came from france and Italy or not but honestly even the cheapest beer you can buy is delicious (which works well with my travel principles.)

It's a bit strange. I've only been in one part of eastern Europe for two days so forgive my arrogance in this statement. Eastern Europe is WAY more like the US than western Europe.  I'm not sure how to explain it but something about Prague makes me feel like I'm in the US.

Speaking of I really need to stop trying to speak Italian to these people.

Went to a ballet with Lucie and her boyfriend Matous. It was a bit odd and the Czech was tough to follow but I'm very glad I went.  Then we went to this awesome bar with a bunch of delicious beer on tap. The beer was amazing and dirt cheap. I had the best tasting beer of my life. Half liter. A little under $2.50. The table got 17 microbrew beers for 38 dollars. Luckily for my liver I am only visiting.

This morning I took a bus to a city called Cesky Krumlov. It is a historically important village but the tourist information center wasn't that helpful and I didn't have time to research so I can't say exactly why it is important. A very touristy joint but after aimlessly walking around  I stumbled upon a huge "castle garden" and found space to hang out next to a pond.

Took lucie's advice and saw a movie tonight. The cinema called Lucerna was quite beautiful. It reminded more of an actual theater; curtains opened to show the screen, seats were assigned, there were even balconies. I saw a movie called Lidice which was fantastic. It recounted a true story about a Czech village that was razed by the Nazis during the war. Luckily it had subtitles and despite the film being really depressing, I enjoyed it thoroughly. There were a few scenes set at Prage Castle which I instantly recognized from walking around the other day.
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