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  • Day49


    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

  • Day52


    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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  • 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 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 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

  • Day2

    Prag 2. Tag

    December 31, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Heute haben wir erstmal im Hotel schön gefrühstückt und dann sind wir mit dem HopOn Hopoff Bus ne Runde gefahren, ausgestiegen an der Burg und sind dann da durch die Gassen und Gärten gelaufen und wieder mit der anderen Buslinie in durch die Altstadt...danach haben wir noch ne Bootstour auf der Moldau gemacht...haben also heute wieder soooooo viele schöne Gegenden gesehen...dann haben wir wie wild noch einen Tisch in den zahlreichen Restaurants für den Abend zu reservieren...vergeblich...haben leider keinen bekommen...dann wind wir mal ins sind soooooooo viele Touristen hier...das ist echt Wahnsinn...soooo, haben Glück gehabt, haben nebenan bei nem Italiener nen Platz bekommen...nach 3 Prosecco und einem Slivovice später...sind wir dann kurz in die Stadt zum Feuerwerk gegangen...😊 FROHES NEUES JAAAAAAAHR...Read more

  • Day6

    Cruzando el Karluv Most

    February 13 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Frente al hotel tenemos una de las torres del puente viejo que cruza el rio Moldava. Nos queda tan cerca el puente que lo cruzamos cuando ya añochecia.

    Aprovechamos y tambien subimos al mirador de la torre. La vista de la ciudad desde arriba es increible, aunque subir por las escaleras de madera, viejas y empinadas, da un poco de susto.Read more

  • Day7

    Subiendo al Prazsky Hrad

    February 14 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    A la tarde subimos al castillo de Praga, aprovechando que habia bastante sol.

    Recorrimos el palacio antiguo, la catedral de San Vito que nos encanto y es enorme, las murallas, salas de armas y hasta la sala de torturas!

    Es realmente grande para recorrer, y eso que dentro del complejo historico estan los edificios donde funciona en gobierno de Chequia, presidente incluido.

    A la salida del palacio presidencial nos encontramos con un Starbucks, asi que bajamos del castillo tomandonos un Capuccino Vainilla con crema.
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