Prague continued-how many museums is too many?

Trip Start May 15, 2009
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Trip End Jun 06, 2009


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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Friday, May 29, 2009

It's midnight and our internet is sketchy, so I (Ryan) will do my best. We will update more in detail, probably after we are back in the US.
Our last two days in Prague were rainy and chilly, but we tried to amuse ourselves by finding bad translations on signs. It seems they struggle with english a bit more than they do in Germany.
Examples: At the Prague castle gardens-"Keep the grass"
for breakfast on May 29: Scrumbled eggs
On a church worship schedule: "Holly Mass at 11:00" (Is this at Christmas only?)
Plus dozens of museum brochure sentences that almost made sense.

We had a nice meal at Restaurant David on May 29, which changed ambiance when an accordion and flute duo began playing loudly in the next room. We had to get to the piano recital, so that was a good time to leave. The concert was at the historic Rudolfinum and was great.

May 30-
Dvorak house museum (the composer) first thing in the morning, then
the National Museum. After lunch, the Smetana museum (we couldn't read the displays so gave up on it) which had a nice location on the Moldau river at least.
Also a stop at the Museum Hudby, which is full of instruments and musical history. Czech Republic has a unique history of instrument innovations and composers.
Dinner was at an old restaurant and brewery across from the hotel. The food was not great and the service was really terrible, but we enjoyed the experience anyway.
Prague is stereotyped as having bland food and iffy service, which was not our overall experience, but it was fun to find that when they do something poorly, they do it poorly very well.

But bring a good map, gloves, an umbrella, and a sense of humor.

On to Munich, and unfinished Wagnerian castles near the Alps.








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