Czeching out the town
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
100Trip End Dec 14, 2010
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The walking tour was a highlights tour, so we will have to come back and see things in more detail. We saw the Astrological Clock, which was surrounded by tourists when it did its little show on the hour (basically, the apostles come out at the stroke of the hour and then death pulls the bell on the old hour and the hen clucks for the new hour), the Old Town Hall and Square with the Tyn Church, the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
After the tour, we went up to Prague Castle to look around. Rather than walking up the big hill like we usually do, we decided to take the tram. Prague castle is the world's largest medieval castle and it definitely was large. It took us a couple hours to look around, including the St. Vitus cathedral. I have to say that they like to "nickel and dime" you here. To be allowed to take pictures inside, you had to pay extra - we cheaped out, so sorry folks, no pictures of the inside. The same thing at restaurants - if they put bread, nuts, chips, etc on your table and you eat it, you pay for it.
We came back to the hostel to look up the restaurant for dinner and then headed back to the tram and metro. The public transportation system in Prague is quite good and didn't take us long to get to the Pivovarsky Klub, where we dined on traditional Czech cuisine - for me, smoked pork with bacon dumplings and spinach and for Jeff, pork knuckle with bread dumplings and sauerkraut. The meal was so tasty, we had to take a picture!