Czech Republic
Dětský ostrov

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  • Day57

    Prague, Czech Republic!

    August 22, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Vicky's brother Ali was visiting Prague with his friend Tom so we crossed over the Czech / German border and went to meet them!

    We were greeted at the border with advertisements for casinos, erotic cities and cigarettes. We were also soon to discover that when there were roadworks taking place, there weren't diversions like in Germany, there were sections of unsurfaced road for you to drop on to and rumble along! After a rather hair raising drive with more than one car coming towards us in the middle of the road and seemingly random speed limits with no distinct end, we arrived at the campsite we'd booked on an island in the River Vltava, just 4.5km out of Prague city centre.

    We cycled into the centre (no riverside cycle track this time!) and met up with Ali and Tom at the hotel. We ate out and explored Prague by night. Prague is a truly beautiful city and we'd definitely recommend viewing by night as well as by day.

    After having spent nearly 2 months away from the UK, we were struck by the number of people speaking English! Even approaching midnight there were huge crowds of tourists speaking innumerable langauges. Whilst German is the Czech Republic's second language, the capital city was set up for tourists with English as a first and second language.

    We took a stroll over the famous Charles Bridge with its 12 statues, checked out Czech beer in a few pubs (very tasty!) and discovered some full size bronze horses that Vicky hopped up on and started a trend!
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  • Day4

    Denkmal für die Opfer des Kommunismus

    October 15, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Das erste was wir gesehen haben, als wir am Fuße des Petřín angekommen sind, war das Denkmal für die Opfer des Kommunismus. Das Denkmal ist eine Gedenkstätte, die an die Opfer der kommunistischen Ära zwischen 1948 und 1989 in der Tschechoslowakei erinnert. Das Denkmal für die Opfer des Kommunismus zeigt auf einer absteigenden Treppe sieben Bronzefiguren. Die Statuen lösen sich auf, je weiter weg sie vom Betrachter stehen. Sie verlieren Gliedmaßen und ihre Körper fragmentieren. Ein Bronzestreifen, der entlang der Mitte der Gedenkstätte verläuft, zeigt die geschätzte Zahl der Opfer des Kommunismus in der Tschechoslowakei. 205.486 verhaftet, 170.938 ins Exil gezwungen, 4500 im Gefängnis gestorben, 327 auf der Flucht erschossen und 248 hingerichtet. Sehr imposant dieses Denkmal. Bleibt definitiv in Erinnerung.Read more

  • Day4

    Pause auf der Dětský Insel

    October 15, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Ca. 20 Minuten Pause haben wir auf der Dětský Insel gemacht. Einfach nur hinsetzen, Beine ausstrecken und entspannen. Währenddessen haben wir uns die Lime App runtergeladen und angesehen. Mit dieser App kann man die überall in der Stadt stehenden elektrischen Cityroller ausleihen. Für ca. 2-3€ pro fahrt (20-30 Minuten) kann man mit den Cityrollern fahren. Manchmal muss man mit dem Fuß anschieben, danach kann man mit Gas und Bremse manövrieren. Mehr dazu, wieder später. Die Insel in der Moldau ist wunderschön. Bereits im Jahr 1355 wird sie in Texten erwähnt. Auf der Insel ist ein Kinderspielplatz, ein Fußballfeld, ein Tennisplatz und ein Basketballfeld. Total coole Art die Insel zu nutzen und inmitten einer Millionenstadt Freizeitsport möglich zu machen! Das nächste Ziel unserer Tour war auch das größte Ziel des heutigen Tages, der Petřín Aussichtsturm in den Petřín-Gardens, bzw. auf dem Petřín Hügel in/neben der Stadt. Von der Insel ging es vorbei an der Brücke der Legionen in Richtung Talstation der Bergbahn.Read more

  • Day4

    Arrival Prague, Czech Republic

    May 2, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    🛬Arrived at Prague Airport. Very empty only our passengers. Luckily our bag came up very fast. Norwegian was a great experience.
    We were greeted by our hotel driver whose sign read "MARY & NADY". We laughed and figured that had to be US. The driver a nice young man who spoke great english. He had spent 6 months in England as a bartender. The car...a beautiful BLACK MERCEDES which was very clean. Arrived to the red carpet at our beautiful hotel. Our room was nicer than we thought. Rose pedals on the bed, champagne bottle and a very nice welcome card. Our view...."AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS". I can't believe how green everything is.
    Had our champagne and toasted to the Beginning of a Trip that we will remember forever❣
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  • Day16

    R&L's Adventure: Prague, Czech Republic

    June 24, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Oh Prague! What a beautiful city! The evening view of the palace from the Charles Bridge is breathtaking. With a mere 24 hours in Prague, we were thrilled to find our lodgings only a 10min walk to the action with gorgeous window views. As we walked to the city center we remarked on the number of people out & about. We were slightly taken aback as the number of people steadily increased. At one point we stopped to see what everyone was crowded around looking at and lo & behold, the philharmonic orchestra was playing as we passed over a bridge. The masses of tourists were just crazy! After a night's sleep we set out to tackled it during the day. After an extremely hot uphill walk thru the masses, we arrived at Prague Castle. We looked, we saw, we hired a vintage car to take us the rest of the way around the city. Fighting the throngs of people, or as we said thongs of people who creep up where you don't want them, was not what we were in the mood to deal with. The car tour thru the city including the jewish quarter was exhilarating. We found it interesting that apparently, it's a growing trend in Asia to go to Prague to get married. We saw several brides braving the heat & humidity in full wedding gowns wallking around followed by photographers lugging cases of equipment. And the photographer in Lana could see why. Even the geometric designs on all of the sidewalks & old world water fountains are picturesque. What's next on our whirlwind tour? Ljubljana, SloveniaRead more

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