10.10.2008 - 12.10.2008 19 °C
Wow... what an amazing city. Prague was the most beautiful city ever. It was picturesque! Kate and I took the train and meet Dani King (a friend from High School) in the city. Kate and I arrived early in the morning and no one was out yet. There was heavy fog the created a very eerie feel.
We saw the sights... Castle (largest one in the world), St. Vitas Church (prettiest stained glass ever), St. Charles Bridge, Old Town Square then we walked through two parks and got great views of the city.
We went back to the Old Main Square and had some gelatto. It hit the spot.
Then we went to a craft market where I spent too much money. As we were wandering the streets we ran into a protest. They were marching against CCTV. It was cool to see it, Prague is known for its Bohemian lifestyle and I think that we just got a taste of it. We ended our day early and started Sunday rested.
Sunday began with a trip to the Jewish Quarter. There we saw 3 Synagogues and the old Jewish cemetery. Here they had to stop burying people because the graves were 12 people deep.
We then walked to the John Lennon wall. This wall was a form of expression and defiance to the Soviets during the 80's. Students filled the wall with Beatles quotes and messages spreading love and peace.
We then walked to a island on the river and enjoyed the golden and red trees. We went for a walk and sat on a bench soaking in the wonderful weather before we got on the train and headed home. It was a whirlwind but I absolutely loved it. By far the prettiest city I have ever seen (but I have a feeling that that will be changing as I see more of the world). It was great to get away from the Institute but I have a lot of work to do. Despite my stack of school work piling up, my adventure to Prague was well worth it!
(sorry it has taken so long for me to upload this one)