Warm Welcome in the Czech Republic
Trip Start Mar 02, 2010
82Trip End Oct 29, 2011
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The most notable sight is St. Wenceslas Cathedral, a huge gothic monster hidden down a cobblestone lane and around a corner. Also notable is the town hall, which has an astronomical clock on one side that used to have religious icons on it but was replaced with 'ideologically pure workers’ (as Lonely Planet puts it) during the Communist era. Also within the town square is a huge (really huge) monument for the plague
After our mini tour, Nela took us to a restaurant for traditional Czech food. For under $20, Nick and I each got a huuuge plate of heavy, European food (potato pancakes, sausage, pork, chicken), and a 0.5L draught beer. Not too shabby. We had read about the famous Czech knedliky (dumplings), and since we didn’t get to try them at dinner we ordered some for lunch the next day. Unfortunately they were kind of a let down! But my cabbage and sausage soup in a hot crusty bread bowl more than made up for it!