Prague, Czech Republic

After leaving Auschwitz we had a 5 hour drive to Prague.  The drive went fine.  We decided to splurge a bit in Prague so we checked into our hotel — more about this later.

We got a recommendation for a nice dinner place from the front desk and headed out for a bite.  Good typical Czech food — meat with a side of meat and potatoes.

We had a very nice dinner — meat on a kabob for 2 with potatoes.  After we finished and were ready to leave, I asked for the check.  The waiter answered “Yes, may I help you?”   Hmmm interesting.

We got going again early this morning.  Armed with a city map and many recommendations from the front desk, we marched forth to the walled city at the top of the hill.  (just past the starbucks)

It is a very nice place.  The height of the walled city make for a beautiful panorama of Prague and the central square of the city is pretty stunning.

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We found a spot to stop and rest after climbing up to the walled city.  There is a hidden message in the picture — see if you can find it.

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After a rest we walked around the city and took in the sights.  As usual, street musicians, Statues and the castle guards.

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What I thought was some medieval cage for misbehaving commoners just turned out to be a well with a cage over it.  Note JoAnn behind the cage looking like a misbehaving commoner.

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We walked through the archways and we saw St. Vitus Cathedral.  This was another spectacular example of a cathedral as you can see.

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This is a very tall cathedral — the flying buttresses we so high and the roads so narrow I could barely see them.  Inside the cathedral was spectacular as well.

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After this, we walked down to through the town and looked around a bit — here are some general shots.

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Then we went to the Monks library, which again was pretty special.  These rooms are really big which does not really come through in the pictures.

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After a special afternoon beer that was prepared by the monks (one of them 16% alcohol) we continued to the KGB museum.  The guy there was pretty funny and had many anecdotes about Russia in the 30’s-60’s.  Lots of old devices and stories.  Pretty fun.  JoAnn guarded the place for us.

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We are going out to a Mozart – Dvorzak concert this evening.  But before I quit this incredibly long blog, let me tell you about our hotel:

This is a refurbished Castle at the foot of the hill of the wall city.  The outside is beautifully redone.

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Our Room is really nice as you can see with real glass chandeliers and a giant bathroom.

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Here you can see the common area and the spa.

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Living like a King and Queen in Prague.  Life is good. OK finally finished.  We now have wine and cheese at the hotel and then off to the concert.

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