Czech Me Out

Trip Start Aug 25, 2012
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Trip End Jan 04, 2013


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Where I stayed
Czech Inn Prague
Read my review - 5/5 stars
What I did
Ossuary / Kostnice (Bone Church) Kutna Hora
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Prague.... what's there to say except: Gorgeous. Beautiful buildings around EVERY single corner. I was in awe of the architecture and beauty of the magnificent towering buildings. 
One thing about Prague that thrilled me was how cheap it was. When you start living in Europe and you have to get used to crappy Dollar-Euro exchange rates, it's disappointing to say the least. However, in Prague, they use Czech crown. I pulled out 2,000 Czech crowns from the ATM which turned out to be about 80 euros- and I didn't spend more than that my entire weekend. I actually still have quite a bit left over (to show to all my American friends in hopes that they'll be a little jealous :p ). No, but in all seriousness, the money was quite beautiful and once you figured out what things should cost, you were good. Beer was cheaper than water- and quite tasty too. 
The clubs/pubs were a blast. I met tons of interesting people and shared a brilliant evening with people from all over the world
My boots were made for walkin' when I was in Prague. I walked 8 hours straight, 2 days in a row just so that I could fit everything in that I wanted to do (it would have been less but I also visited Kutna Hora- the Bone Chapel). 
Prague has a Czech dish called "Meat in sweet sauce" ( I don't know the Czech name), but if you ask for this, they should know what you mean. It's this Thanksgiving-like tasting meal that's absolutely delicious! It was utterly thrilling to experience some new food that wasn't an Italian dish. Don't get me wrong- I love Italian food and am not sick of it, but every now and again you need to switch it up to keep your palate on edge.
On to Kutna Hora- it's best known for the Bone Church where over 40,000 bones are complied into artistic expressions. It was... incredible. Others were slightly creeped out by the slight but I thought it was such a magnificent way to give beauty to things that are often perceived as having lost their beauty. Perhaps it's just because I like bones, but I had a natural high the entire time. 
I'd like to recommend New Europe walking Tours- esp. the ones in Europe. They had some FABULOUS guides that taught me a lot about everywhere I had the chance to visit!

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