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Hlavní město Praha

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  • Day49

    Prague

    July 25, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is divided by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Unfortunately the clock is being renovated so you could only see part of it. We walked A LOT today from Cech Bridge up to Letná Park where we got great views of Prague and where Hanavský Pavilion, a gorgeous building is located which was originally built for the National Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 and later moved to the park. On to the Prague Palace (Prazsky Hrad) - amazing!! Dates back from the 9th century. It is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.
    We then walked back down with a quick stop to sample the famous trdelnik, described as a kind of spit cake made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix and filled with either nutella and ice cream or fruit salad and ice cream. Delicious but once is enough! Then on to the Charles Bridge, the most famous of Prague's bridges. It is lined with statues of Catholic saints as well as lots of artists - selling their work and/or drawing portraits for those who stop. Great views from the bridge too if you are lucky enough to get a spot to take a photo. We then walked to Wenceslas Square. It has changed a lot since we were there 3 years ago. The main change is that the trams no longer drive along the Square. It has become a mall. Two of the old trams have been turned into a cafe in the Square which I like because it adds a little charm in amongst the many fashion and souvenir stores along the Square. If that wasn't enough in one day we moved accommodation at about 9pm! Today is a rest day 😩
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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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  • Day51

    Prague - night tour

    July 27, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Our night tour started with a 45-minute tour through the Old Town, the Jewish Quarter and the New Town after which we boarded a boat and embarked on a 3-hour cruise along the Vltava River which included a buffet-style dinner and welcome shot of Slivovice an alcoholic beverage made from plums - comes in a shot glass and you drink in one gulp - burns in your throat for a few seconds and then leaves a nice warm feeling down to your stomach. It is a digestive aid - you need that for all the cabbage!! The weather was not great but we still had lovely views of Prague.Read more

  • Day58

    Prague, Day 2

    August 23, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    This full day in Prague was fast paced with Tom acting as our guide having holidayed in the city many times previously.

    With 3-day travel passes we went from place to place via the city's wonderfully frequent tram system. The tickets even took us up the steep wooded hillside via a funicular railway to gardens in an area called Petrin overlooking the city. A miniature Eiffel tower perched atop this hill provided us with panoramic views after we scaled its 60m high spiral staircase.

    On our way back down the hill we 'happened to pass' the St Norbert brewery and so felt it would be rude not to pop in and sample the produce! Back down in the city centre Tom's expert timing brought us to the astronomical clock on the hour, at which point its many figures became animated as the bells chimed away. After a quality burger we trammed it back to the campsite and chilled outside with Poppy dog.
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  • Day52

    Prague

    July 28, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We have been without Internet for a few days so some late postings.
    Friday 28 July - Relaxing day walking around the Old Town. We walked around the Jewish Quarter then onto the Charles Bridge again and down to the riverbank where there are restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as some lovely parks and interesting artworks and sculptures. Then we just randomly chose laneways and alleys that we had not walked before - nice easy day. Tomorrow is our last day in Prague. We plan to go to Karlstjen Castle making our own way there by train.Read more

  • Day39

    Beautiful Prague, Czech Republic

    July 26, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Arrived in Prague to rain on Monday afternoon but happily is was fine the next day. Crossed the river from the main old town to walk up stairs ( yes many more stairs!) to the castle. This area is a little township and just beautiful with great views down over Prague across the river. The church in the palace area has the most amazing windows. Walked back over the Charles Bridge- has huge statues on either side of the bridge all the way over the bridge. Prague has just so much to see.Read more

  • Day11

    Leaving Germany behind us

    September 9, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We crossed our first border - what a strange feeling to know that we won't put any foot on German ground in the next months!
    Due to our host in Dresden, we fell in love with Warmshowers on the first occasion. Many thanks to Marcus, we're super grateful. Thanks again for showing us around, for the dinners, and the rich conversations.
    Behind Dresden, the mountains of Saxon Switzerland pushed us to our limits, but the descents were absolutely breathtaking (we've never rode a bike with almost 60km/h before).
    Tomas from Usti nad Labem, you made our first night in Czechia very comfortable. We'll keep our fingers crossed that you'll cycle to China one day.
    Now we're on a camping spot just before Prague where we enjoy Saturday evening with the Czechs, live music and a few beers.
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  • Day59

    Prague, Day 3

    August 24, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Day 3 saw a slowing down in pace. We still toured the city sights but we returned to a river island Will and I knew from a few years back when our old van had been out of action at a garage and we had brought the dogs down to the river to keep cool. Vicky went for a paddle and Will, being Will, went for a swim.

    We had lunch at one cafe then went on to have cakes, coffee and ice tea at the beautifully grand Kavárna Obecnì Dům cafe.

    After relaxing back at the van, we walked to Jelica, a nearby Serbian restaurant that served delicious food (despite not having several options on the menu), seemed well used by locals and had a upbeat atmosphere.

    A pub called 'The Pub' was our next destination (as you might have picked up we had allowed ourselves a holiday from our normal attempt to immerse ourselves in the traditional culture of the country we we in). The Pub was a self service establishment with beer taps at the tables for you to serve yourself alcoholic or non alcoholic beer. The amounts were measured and the bar worker printed out a bill for you to pay at the end of the night!
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  • Day61

    Prague, Day 5

    August 26, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Our last day in Prague dawned with a hot sun. The temperature had been climbing all week and today was forecast at 29°C.

    Taking the tandem, we met Ali and Tom down at the river where we hired a pedalo for an hour and took in the city sights from the water. Although Will and Tom didn't know each other very well before the trip, they found they had loads in common. They got on so well that Ali and Vicky joked about their budding 'bromance' and they were good enough to pose for the final photo on the pedalo!

    After a quick picnic we browsed the souvenir shops before waving Ali and Tom off on their tram. It was great to have been able to spend the week with them and we enjoyed doing things differently to how we would have by ourselves.

    The 4 nights we spent in Prague were the longest time we'd spent in one place since leaving home 2 months ago. We aren't sure what pace we'll settle in to and how it will vary as we pass from place to place and season to season, but we are certainly looking forward to spending more time with family and friends who come out to meet up with us!
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  • Day1

    Prag 1. Tag

    December 30, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Heute morgen ging es wieder früh los...ICE fuhr um 5.28 Uhr zum Düsseldorfer Flughafen...nachdem ein Gate/Eingang zur Sicherheitskontrolle geschlossen wurde, waren wir just in time an unserem Gate und wurden gerade zum Boarden aufgefordert...in Prag angekommen, sind wir mit dem Airport Expressbus zum Hauptbahnhof gefahren und von da aus zu Fuss zu unserem Hotel Ibis old town gelaufen...auf den alten Straßen mit nem kleinen Koffer auf Rollen gar nicht so einfach...und dann (ta ta) war sogar unser Zimmer schon fertig...kurz frisch gemacht und los ging es in die Stadt...wir wollten den HopOn HopOff Bus nehmen, um uns einen ersten von der Stadt zu machen...obwohl ich den schon nach nem Supermarktbesuch hatte, als mich die Kassiererin um 100 Kronen beschissen hat...aber mir ist es aufgefallen und sie grinste nur und gab sie mir...so kommt man also zu Trinkgeld in Prag...dann weiter zur Bushaltestelle...wir mussten 2 Busse fahren lassen, weil die soooooo voll waren und wir standen eine ganze Weile in der Kälte bevor wir in den nächsten durften...danach haben wir eine Runde damit gedreht...danach sind wir noch eine Runde durch die Altstadt zur Karlsbrücke gelaufen...soooooo schööön...seht selbst...Read more

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Hlavní město Praha, Hlavni mesto Praha, Praga, Prague ville-capitale, Hlavní Mesto Praha

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