Pretty Prague

Trip Start Apr 06, 2008
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Trip End Jun 10, 2008


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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Monday, May 26, 2008

One sentance about our experience in Prague:  Not enough time!  We LOVED it there and the city was SO gorgeous... everywhere.  It almost felt like everywhere we went, we were high enough to see some incredible view of the rolling red rooftops intertwined with huge beautiful trees that complimented the city perfectly with greenery... there was a nice river that ran throughout the city too with cool bridges and lots of large boats full of tourists. 

We saw many things while we were there including the Prague Music Festival that was going on.  We sat in the middle of the Old Town square, crosslegged on the cobblestone pavement as we watched people from all over the world (Slovenia, Austria, Czech, Mexico, Russia) perform traditional cultural dances and songs from their homelands.  It was so amazing and interesting to see how proud these people are of their cultures history.  Many of the performers were our age which was cool to try and relate to, yet sadly, Chrissy and I both agreed that this type of cultural pride isnīt prominent in American society and most people that we are surrounded by do not know, nor would they practice this sort of tradition if we had them.  After the event, we went and had a Pilsner Urquell (beer that originated in Czech) and then headed back to the hostel to make ourselves dinner and call it an early night.  Chrissy hasnīt been feeling 100%, so she needed to rest and I needed to get some sleep! 

The next day we took the metro all the way to the beautiful Vysehrad Castle (the first in Prague).  We walked along the water, found a place to have a couple of delicious salads for lunch and then met up with a tour group for a 3 hour tour of the left bank of Prague.  It ended up being an awesome tour and we went with a couple of cool girls that we met from our hostel.  Our guide was super smart and knew a ton about Prague history... the main attraction that we visited was the Prague Castle (the largest in ALL of Europe!)  We did not go inside though because it is said that it would take you 2 or 3 full days to see the entire thing... we also saw some old theatres, the oldest pub in Prague, many famous squares (one named after a student who protested Czech becoming communist in the 40s by burning himself alive in the square).  Also, the mini Eiffel Tower, the famous Charles Bridge and the John Lennon wall.  All very awesome. 

That afternoon we all headed back to the hostel, changed and went to the Czech Beer Festival!   Earlier that day I had found out that I got an awesome job opportunity in San Diego (thanks to one of my best girlfriends, Michele!) SO... we had to celebrate, of course!  (Our friend Macarena, from Chile, had just found out about her job too.. so we were both celebrating!).  We tried 4 different kinds of Czech Beers, walked around, enjoyed American music in the Czech language by an 8-man band, ate Czech Goulash from a Rosemary wheat bread bowl (SO good), I bought Czech candies (of course...) and then we all took the metro back to the hostel bar for an exciting game of Apples to Apples and more beer! 

We absolutely loved the beautiful city of Prague, and really did feel rushed to leave there... hopefully someday weīll be able to return.  We left early this morning and now weīve just arrived in Munich, Germany!!  We have been hearing awesome things about this city and we canīt wait to check it out... hope everyone is well and enjoying summertime! 
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