Vítejte v Praze!

Trip Start May 02, 2013
1
2
22
Trip End Jul 12, 2013


Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines
shadow

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Thursday, May 9, 2013

My dad and I coordinated our separate travel plans so that we overlapped in Prague, where we've been staying with my uncle Karel and family.  Not a bad place to start off the trip, and an even better place to spend a 21st birthday.

Some things I did:

- Enjoyed the excellent company and immense hospitality of a Czech family I never knew I had.
 - Marveled at the price of beer, which is typically ~50 cents (10 Kc), per half-litre in the store
 - Drank the beer and was simultaneously delighted and dismayed to discover that even the worst beer here is still better than the average Canadian brew
 - Discovered that the Czech equivalent of salad is meat, potatoes, and dumplings
 - Stood inside the St. Vitus Cathedral in Hradcany and marveled at the amount of wealth the Catholic church has accumulated over the centuries
 - Strolled across the Charles Bridge amidst a sea of tourists and pickpockets and felt (for the first, but definitely not last, time), unbridled love for my money belt
 - Gagged on the mineral water of the Carlsbad springs and wondered why people would drink it over beer.
 - Drank some more beer.
 - Ended up with a dozen used metro tickets and vowed to throw out the next one I used- Pocketed the next ticket I used.
 - Boarded the 5:30 am metro to hravli padrazi train station, only to run into two travellers from Victoria, also catching the same train to Vienna.
Slideshow Report as Spam

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: