Sunday, September 25, 2011

PRAGUE – CZECH REPUBLIC– Classical destinations

Today, I band-aid-ed up my foot (or rather Graham did it for me) and we are off again on a 6 hour Ultimate Tour of Prague.

This tour consists of a walking tour of the old town a boat ride, a traditional lunch and a Tram ride up to Prague Castle.

But first we investigated transport options and found we are a under 10 minute easy walk to 2 different metro stations.

The metro is cheap and easy to negotiate as there are only 3 lines and we only need to go one or two stations.

The Metro closest to us has the tallest and longest escalator I have ever seen! and we have been to many tube and metro stations in our travels.

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It feels like its 500m long and I had to take a photo (you wouldn’t want to faint on this ride as you would die).

Anyway back to our tour…

we started in Wenceslas square,

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then we toured the old town and the wonderful Astrological clock 

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Above: figures on the astronomical clock.

Wise man 1 “ I think its that way”

Wise man 2 “wait until I check the guidebook – no that's Starbucks you are pointing to”

We then headed to the river for a cruise. They played some classical music as we floated down the river and I wanted Simon Callow from ‘Classical Destinations’ to magically appear to tell me all about the music of Prague.

It is such a beautiful city.

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We then walked through the Jewish quarter (although there aren’t many Jews left since the war)

Had lunch – lots of dumplings.

Then we walked over the Charles Bridge which was packed with thousands of people and lots of tour groups.

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Then we took a Tram up to the castle and looked at St Vitus Cathedral,

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And took some beautiful pics of the city before heading back on the Metro.

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Speaking as a OH&S rep - they need to do some risk assessments on their footpaths – so many holes and loose cobbles, not that I’ve fallen over – yet…

We also have met lots of Aussies, and typically someone who knows someone we know.

Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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