Prague, Czech Republic

It’s a beautiful city and even in late November it was packed with tourists. We heard a lot of Russian on the streets and, sometimes, it was more helpful to speak Russian than English because Czech is pretty close to Russian. We stayed at the General hotel and the service was beyond excellent. They have only 20 rooms and each guest is given a lot of personal attention. A very pleasant experience.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Just because it's S

Just because it’s S

In Prague a pint of beer is cheaper than a bottle of water. U Zlateho Tygra is a traditional bar where they serve only one type of beer and they bring rounds to your table without asking.

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U Zlateho Tygra - traditional Czech bar

U Zlateho Tygra – traditional Czech bar

One thing I found a bit odd was their restrictions on taking pictures inside popular touristic spots. They required a photography permit in addition to the entrance fee. Felt like a way to squeeze more korunas out of visitors.

The door to St. Vitus Cathedral

The door to St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral

Strahov Monastery Library

Strahov Monastery Library

Like any popular touristic city, we fell into some touristic traps. Like intending to buy half a pound of fire-roasted ham as a snack and ending up with 1 pound of ham, 1 pound of potato salad and a glass of hot wine for about $25. I mean, how can you resist the look and smell of this?

Prague Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square

Prague Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square

For comparison, the night before we had two appetizers, two entrees, and two beers for less than that. We should’ve known better :) But that’s ok, we paid for the location – smack in the middle of Old Town Square!

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

Famous Karlov bridge

Famous Karlov bridge

Karlov bridge at night

Karlov bridge at night

Strange statue in Lucerna Palace in Prague

Strange statue in Lucerna Palace in Prague

View from the park around Petrin Tower - the Eiffel tower of Pargue

View from the park around Petrin Tower – the Eiffel tower of Pargue

Water mill on Kampa island

Water mill on Kampa island

The ever changing Lennon Wall. I found my name on there.

The ever changing Lennon Wall. I found my name on there.

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