Sunday, July 30, 2006

Prague


Last weekend my family in Germany and I went to Prague. What a beautiful city! I can't wait to go back. We stayed in an awesome hotel but I think staying in a hostel would be just as fun. There seems to be a lot to do and see in Prague: a bunch of castles, churches, bars, etc. And although, it is part of the European Union, they don't use the euro, so things are a lot less expensive than in other major cities, big plus for me at the moment.


We had a leisurely weekend, however we did go on a 4 hour tour of the city. It was really informative. Back in the day, Prague was 5 cities which eventually merged into one, so each section of the city holds different charms. Each one is named and they all have a few really interesting sites.


The Jewish area was one of my favorite areas because of the cemetery. It is located on a hill, but it isn't really a hill, it is layers of bodies. They only had a limited area of space so they had to keep burying the bodies on top of each other. Supposedly, the bodies in some areas are 12 people deep. The museum in the Jewish section is very educational and interesting as well.


Even a long weekend certainly isn't enough to explore this fascinating city and I can't wait to go back. I bet it is really pretty in the winter!

6 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

LOL - I don't know about Winter but I spent the entire month of May 2002 in Prague. I loved being able to go explore on the weekends and see so much stuff. To be told which trams to take and to have a underground pass was so helpful.

I loved the park way above the city the most. But also exploring everywhere. I also met the family I eventually worked for there.

And yes the food and shopping is incredible, but you do have to know what to look for because they take advantage of tourists. :)

I still can't find my photos (from prague)...

And your church shot is cool. :)

Expat Traveler said...

Are you still in Germany?

Angela in Europe said...

Yes, I loved it too. I really want to go back. I am still in Germany, but I go back to France tomorrow. I am so depressed!

Diamond Lil said...

Great photos! Prague in the winter is amazing!

Jennifer said...

hi, angela.
sorry to go off topic, but are you having any trouble posting to your blog? i haven't been able to get new posts to appear for about three weeks. i emailed blogger, but got no response. i see other blogger blogs being updated (like yours), so maybe it's just me stuck in limbo. argh.

Lotus Reads said...

Hi, Angela!

Greetings from India! Love your post on Prague - your pictures and commentary have definitely whet my appetite for a trip there. I like your idea of taking a guided city tour - I started doing that only very recently on my travels, but have found it's worth the money every single time.