10.14.2016

Czeching Things Out

Happy Friday everyone!

Since it's the most wonderful time of the day. i.e. nearly the end of the work day and the weekend I though i'd send you off with some lovely photos from Prague. As an added bonus the warm chinook breeze was also included. Only kidding. If I had those powers the warm winds would stay forever and winter would only be around for the holidays so we can enjoy a white Christmas, anyways i'm getting carried away and off track since Christmas is months away let me talk to you about Prague instead!

Prague is a beautiful and old city and one of my further trips into Europe because at this point (January/February 2015) I had only made it as far as Belgium and France. What really struck me about the city was the red roofs on most of the buildings. You can get an amazing view from the top of the Old Town Hall which is also where the Astronomical Clock is located. From this vantage point you can also see all the twists and turns of the old city that all lead you right back to the centre as well.

The 3 day trip to Prague was plenty of time to see the highlights and see what such a historical city had to offer. My friend Beth and I stayed at hostel Arpacay just over the Charles Bridge so each day we had the view below going into the old town.

Our first day out in Prague included a tour and a pub crawl that allowed up to meet some fellow travellers. The pub crawl also included a stop in the 5 story disco club called Karlovy Lazne. which was definitely something crazy and as i'm not a nightclub person it was every more out of my comfort zone but a fun experience.


As mentioned earlier one sight that everyone who visits Prague has to see the the Astronomical Clock. Every hour on the hour there is a procession of the Twelve Apostles. What I mean is  a small trapped door releases and mechanical pieces move.   

No trip to Prague is complete without a stop at The Lennon wall.

Overall the trip had us trying Trdelník, a sweet pastry made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. Eating in the Grand Café Orient a famous cubist restaurant. I've got a soft spot for interested architecture so Grand Cafe was a must. 
 

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