First Exciting Day In Prague

Saturday, October 17, 2009

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OMG, if there was only one time you could travel abroad, I’d say you have to go to Prague. It is the city you will fall in love with. Everywhere you look are beautiful buildings, inviting squares, interesting neighborhoods, and it’s all full of history and energy. I spent the day meandering around the Old Town again, popping into a couple of old churches, made my wish on the Charles Bridge as legend says you can……, walked thru the Jewish Quarter , which wasn’t the best pick of days seeing as it was Saturday – their Sabbath and everything was closed-but I’ll go back! Then I walked by the crazy building “Dancing House”, thru one little narrow street after another just exploring and then found myself strolling along the fast moving Vltava River just soaking in the scenery. There was no rain and no wind today, (thank goodness) plus I discovered a great cure for frozen fingers ( its hard to wear gloves and shoot photos): hot mulled wine – sold just about everywhere. Warms up those hands pretty darn quick. Oh, and I might have stepped in a shop or two…….
I keep pondering what my dear friend Amy told me before I left – “just buy another suitcase to bring home the souvenirs you bought!”

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Fred and Ginger

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Make A Wish on the Charles Bridge

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Bohemian Glass Everywhere…

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Thought Provoking Street Art

Prague, Czech Republic Arrival Day

Friday, October 16, 2009


The 5 hour train ride to Prague was very relaxing with a good part of it was along side the Danube River, very scenic with the little towns on the river banks and the snow up in the hills.

Prague is fantastic! It is everything everyone says is it. There are not enough superlatives to describe how beautiful the city is with all of the different styles of architecture. And I haven’t even begun to see all the hot spots yet. Prague escaped WW II damage ( actually I think they had one building that was hit) so all of it is original. Plus, being the very touristy spot that it is, its also filled with shops and food, etc, etc,. My hotel is wonderful – just steps away from the Old Town and the famous St Charles Bridge. It was raining this afternoon, again, and cold and very windy – made me totally understand why the Russians wear those Dr. Zhivago hats. : ) ( Which is sold on very street corner btw). So I just spent my 1st few hours here walking around, takingĀ  photos and trying to get acclimated. Well, that’s the start of Prague – more to come in the next 3 days……

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Guess what they eat in Prague?

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Astronomical Clock on Old Town Hall

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Beautiful Architecture Everywhere

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Riverside Enjoyment

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