Monday, March 17, 2008

Trip to Prague

I went to Prague last weekend and it turned out to be a great trip as expected. I was part of a group of 50 people, all residents of fondation "Deutsche de la Meurthe" who had gone together by a bus! It was a 14 hour overnight trip and even though we had sore back/neck after reaching there, we thoroughly enjoyed the journey and the stay in Prague.

Prague (or Praha as it is locally called) is a lovely, small, developing city. Most of the tourist places in the city are situated in a 3-4 km walking radius and so we spent most of our time walking rather than travelling in trains. The city with its cobbled streets makes for an awesome walking expereince; the streets are beautiful, old and I really liked the colors of the apartments and buildings there.

On the first day, we spent most of our day in Prague Castle, walking around the place and visiting churches, museums inside it. The evening was fabulous - we were treated to a traditional Czech dinner with folk dance. Because I am a vegetarian, I did not enjoy the traditional delicacies but definitely enjoyed the folk dance and songs.

We spent the next day travelling around Old City and visited places like Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Petrin Tower among other places. We spent the evening in Karlovy Lazne - among the biggest discotheques in Central Europe. The disc has 5 floors and each plays different genre of music. I really enjoyed music there and we left the place around 2 AM and walked for over an hour to reach our place by 3:15 AM!!!

Since Prague is a small place, we had covered almost all the important places in the first couple of days; on the last day, we just walked around the old Jewish Quarters, sipped coffee in Franz Kafka Cafe and then left Prague around 5 PM.

Overall, it was an awesome trip; Now I want to visit more places in Eastern Europe which I think is relatively unexplored. Looking forward to many more trips around Europe...

4 comments:

Gina said...

I spent three wonderful days in the picturesque city of Prague, many would say that this is not enough. For me it was. As much as I loved Prague and its people, the city was far too touristy for me! The city is so picturesque; I took SO many pictures in Prague! It is really beautiful; my favorite place here was Petrin Hill, the best part being the Petrinkse Sady - so tranquil and beautiful. Prague has so much to offer,cheap Prague hotels, great food and beer! Amazing architecture, wonderful people and clean quiet gardens. There really is something for everyone here, and I would visit again, but next time in the winter months!

kristine said...

Hello Rahul
I’ve been to Prague many times and I never get sick of it. I stayed last September to study. I found the city beautiful, like a fairytale land, the towers, the castles, the cathedrals….
I love Czech people they are very nice and friendly and also a literate society, as you can see here in this government document. Besides the small streets, I also enjoy in this city the night life, the Prague music clubs are all so cozy and have such a nice environment and decoration and make you want to stay long. So I leave you here a list of nice bars for next time: ) the beer is the best I ever had! And so cheap! It’s a pity you didn’t taste all that good food, they are really good cookers

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