PRAGUE

Trip Start Jan 09, 2011
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Trip End May 13, 2011


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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The most charming city I have been to! Small, yet so much to do and so much history! I was just in Prague this past weekend with some of my friends from London and some from Madrid. Our first day we visited the Prague Castle. It over looks the entire city and is quite a hike! Such great views from the top! There is also a famous Cathedral right next to the castle that is beautiful. We probably spent 3 or 4 hours walking up and back from the Castle, but you need to reserve a lot of time there because it is incredible. After the Castle we went to see the John Lennon Wall which is right at the bottom of the Castle. No one really knows the significance of the wall, but it is cool to see. To get across to the Castle you have to cross the St. Charles Bridge. The Bridge is the main part of the city, it helps you determine where you are along the river. During the day there are various vendors, musicians, and lots of activity. One of the statues is a religious statue that people go up to, touch the foot, and then throw money in the water... hmmm cool to see. We crossed the bridge and went into Old Town which is the main square with the world famous astrological clock. There are 1000's of little shops in Old Town which were fun to walk around in. We ate lunch outside in the square (with heaters of course because at one point it was snowing) which was so fun and really gave us a sense of the culture. Because we had such a late lunch, we didn't do much for dinner, but it turned out our hostel was making free dinner (soup hahaha) so we decided why not. The dinner at our hostel was one of the most fun parts of the trip! There were other students and young people in their 20's from Australia, Germany, Mexico City, and other places in Europe. Everyone knew some English for the most part so it was pretty easy to communicate and hear about other countries. We ended up going out with some of the Australians and German guys that night! We went to a 80's/90's club called Lucerna which was SUCH A BLAST. Every single song was a blast from the past, sooo American but soooo fun! I ran into about 10 different people I knew there (from Syracuse and Denver) who were also just visiting for the weekend and had no idea they were going to be there, so overall a very very successful day!!! The next day we woke up early, had breakfast at the best bagel place and then did a walking tour of the city. We saw the Jewish quarters and there is a hill overlooking the quarters with a metronome today, but there used to be an old statue of Stalin that was taken down. We saw an Andy Warhol exhibit in Old Town and my final stop was the famous Patagonia Outlet!!! Overall such an amazing 2 days in Prague. That night we went on a Pub Crawl (which our tour guide suggested we do) so we got to see about 4 different clubs/bars which was cool- one was underground! I met up with one of my best guy friends from Graland who was coincidentally in Prague that same weekend and there were also some girls from my old lacrosse team who are abroad in Prague so we did the Pub Crawl with so many people! Prague is a must visit city for all!!!
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