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Hlavní město Praha

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    • Day 18

      First day in Prague

      February 18, 2020 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

      After my overnight journey to Prague I arrives at 8am. I wasn't able to check into my hostel so dumped my bag there and went for a free walking tour.

      This city is incredible. I feel like I'm back in a main spot again.

      Really is something special there.

      Can't wait to go exploring again tomorrow
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    • Day 19

      Last day in Prague

      February 19, 2020 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

      Well I can't believe I have been here already for 2 days ..... it's gone so fast.

      This city is incredible. The architecture is like a masterpiece on ever corner, waking under arches and over bridges that have been there for hundreds of years. The colour and the vibrancy of the place makes you feel alive right from entering the city. From street performers to smoked sausage and ham on the streets to legends and myths at every corner.

      It has been an incredible experience and one which I will absolutely be coming back to experience again.
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    • Day 1

      Karlovy

      March 7, 2020 in Czech Republic ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

      Pulsierender Nachtclub auf 5 Etagen in umgebautem Anwesen aus dem 15. Jahrhundert. Europas größter Nachtclub auf fünf Etagen. Aber nicht für uns heute. Wir sind jetzt schon kaputt und gehen wieder Richtung Auto.Read more

    • Day 8

      Prague TCHÉQUIE DAY 1

      May 14, 2022 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Bien arrivés dans la capitale Tchèque.

      Aucune auberge de jeunesse libre. Peu de choix et augmentation des tarifs en raison de la crise ukrainienne. Le pays est en première ligne avec la Pologne, la Moldavie, la Roumanie, la Slovaquie...
      Nous sommes donc dans un hôtel avec petit déjeuner.
      Et quel hôtel ! Pour une fois, le confort est au rendez-vous.
      Calme, grande chambre. Et une salle de bains qui ressemble à un laboratoire.

      Les douleurs sont très fortes ce soir et la fatigue intense.

      Et j'ai très faim. Et Quentin aussi.

      💜💜💜❤️❤️❤️❤️ #fibromyalgiafighter #ChronicFatigueSyndromeFighter
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    • Day 89

      Travel day …

      June 18, 2022 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

      Miles: 3.1 Steps: 7101
      Flights stairs: 8 (rare “easy” day)

      Today was a travel day, which is still very much an adventure in Europe. We took a 9 hour electric train ride from Budapest to Prague!! Travel days can be fairly exhausting both physically and mentally - physically because we’re carrying 35 lbs each and mentally just working out the logistics, usually in a language we don’t know and then always being around people speaking other languages, everywhere. Believe it or not, It’s tiring after too many hours of hearing sounds you don’t understand.

      We made it to our hostel and collapsed. We seem to be out in the suburbs some, if there are those here. Didn’t see much between the train station and here because we took the underground subway, so not quite sure what’s out there yet.

      It’s a very odd experience moving from one city to the next as we’re doing. The places can be SO different from each other, that it’s almost shocking. One day we’re hiking in the mountains, the next we’re at the ocean, the next we’re in a castle on a hill. Very odd and unique situation. I’m grateful for every moment. ❤️
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    • Day 91

      Prague’s weather causing issues

      June 20, 2022 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

      Miles: 3.73 Steps: 9702
      Flights stairs: 9

      This is the first town where we have been seriously hampered by the weather. Pretty good considering we’re going on 90 days of travel. Yesterday it was stifling hot - 100° in the shade! So we didn’t do much but shop in the mall. Today we tried to go out, but a giant storm blew in, took the temps down to 50-60’s with severe rain, thunder and lighting, so we gave up and went back to our hostel mid day knowing the forecast was much better the next few days. crossing our fingers.

      We did go to a few things before heading “home”. We saw the Dancing house - they also call it “Fred and Ginger” here. It’s a building that is meant to look like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing. It was pretty neat.

      Then we headed to the “Head of Franz Kafka” - a sculpture of a German famous writer. It was not running because of the weather, but it was supposed to change forms and spin. We’re going to try to see it again before we leave and see if it’s working.

      We went out in the evening after the storm passed and went to Letna Park, which is close to where we’re staying. Gave us a nice view of the sunset and of the city below.

      During this trip in some cities I add in a few extra days here and there to “rest”, do laundry, get shopping done, plan the next countries, things like that. Luckily that was the case here in Prague so we had a few extra days to give. It was nice to just sit and relax and take it easy. And we have a private room at the hostel, so even better!!
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    • Day 92

      Prague, finally!!

      June 21, 2022 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

      Miles: 7.45 Steps: 17644
      Flights stairs: 15

      We finally had great weather and went out and enjoyed Prague! It was beautiful. We went to the Prague castle and St Vitus Cathedral as well as St George’s cathedral on the hill. It was really pretty cool.

      Then we headed down to the river and went across the Charles Bridge and into the old town. We took a tour of the famous astronomical clock. Didn’t get to see any workings of the clock but did have an interesting tour of the underground city that lies underneath the one we see above. We also took a small boat ride (size, not time) down the river and into the canals of “little Venice” - which, really wasn’t much like Venice now that I’ve been there.

      The highlight of the evening was going back at night to see the town lit up. Truly beautiful.
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    • Day 93

      Last day in Prague

      June 22, 2022 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

      Miles: 4.2 Steps: 10329
      Flights stairs: 9

      Today was our last day in Prague and we had a nice relaxing time. We headed up to Petrin Hill on a funicular and went to the Mirror maze - it was cute. Wish it would have been harder, but still fun. Then we stopped at the Petrin Tower, Prague’s attempt to duplicate the Eiffel Tower. Built slightly differently and MUCH smaller, but neat to see. We also toured the beautiful rose gardens and then took the funicular back down.

      After that we headed back to the Head of Franz Kafka to see if it was working today, and found it was - kind of. There are 42 moving plates, and sadly 2 of them didn’t rotate. Still saw the gist of it, but the broken pieces didn’t allow it to do all it was supposed to do. If you google it you can see it working correctly.

      Then we headed thru the city for one last look. Everywhere we go we see Starbucks - it’s amazing how they are different in each old city and morph right in with the surroundings.

      Prague is definitely a beautiful place - and their public transportation system is the best we’ve seen yet. The US has a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the world it seems.
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    • Day 13

      On a lighter note

      June 30, 2022 in Czech Republic ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

      Delicious last night in Prague dinner at a renovated monastery, group shot overlooking view of the city & more pictures of the city (from Chris)….tomorrow we are taking a bus to Vienna to board our boat for a two week cruise!Read more

    • Day 1

      Prag

      July 16, 2022 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Angekommen in Prag, kämpften wir uns durch den riesigen Bahnhof. Endlich hatten wir den Regionalzug gefunden, welcher uns zu unserem Hotel bringen sollte. Ganz sicher waren wir uns nicht. Der Zug war in die Jahre gekommen, eng und alles krachte. Es stellte sich heraus, dass es der richtige Zug war.

      Im Hotel eingecheckt, gab es eine zehnminütige Siesta. Dann starteten wir in Richtung Innenstadt, liefen über die Karlsbrücke und suchten uns ein schönes Restaurant. Nach einen kurzen Verdauungsspaziergang, welcher sehr notwendig war, weil das Kaninchen und die Semmelknödel schwer im Magen lagen, rückten wir in die Nightmare Horror Bar ein. Diese hielt was sie versprach. Dunkel, überall gruselige Gestalten (einschließlich Kellner) und lecker Cocktails.

      Dann ging es bei Sonnenuntergang, Blick auf die Moldau und Prags Silhouette im Hintergrund zurück in unser Hotel 🏨.
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