Prague

Trip Start Jun 01, 2012
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Trip End Aug 13, 2012


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Hotel Vitkov Prague
Read my review - 3/5 stars

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Monday, July 16, 2012

We spent two days in Prague with my parents, enjoying the city and quite a bit of a rain. Though I had recommendations for various beer gardens, the weather was non-cooperative, making us disinclined to climb up a hill to sit outside to have a view of a socked-in city. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our time. The old town square area is charming, even with the Hare Krishnas dancing around and needing some new lyrics. There were a lot of them, and hard to avoid. The climb (well, ascent, as one first can take an elevator, and then the majority of the walking after that is along a slope, not stairs) to the top of the astrological tower is worth the view you get. So is simply walking around the old city. I was particularly fond of the marionette shops and am a little sorry I didn't pick one up. 

Our second day in Prague was spent at the hrad, with the cathedral and palace/castle. However, the rain made this something of an uneventful day. The cathedral is gorgeous, no doubt about it. And the rain did give us a chance to see gargoyles in action. Ben also managed to photo bomb a group of Japanese girls trying to get their pictures taken with one of the palace guards. He wasn't trying to be mean, he just happened to be by the booth, and I was in a good position to take a picture, so I encouraged him to get closer. In my shot, you can't really see the gaggle of girls in front due to all the other people. Instead, there's just a rather silly picture of Ben. Not so bad, in my estimation.

 Perhaps this is wrong of me, or more likely just the facts of the weather, but I didn't find Prague nearly as beautiful as everyone claimed. I am going to assume it was the grey, chilly, rainy days and not fault the city until I've had the chance to come back and see it again. In the meantime, I need to figure out why the cathedral facades lack statues but possess podia. I will say this, though, Prague has some great building facades.

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