Prague – What A Beautiful City!


The date recorded by WordPress above does not reflect the date that I had travelled anymore. It has now taken me quite a while to update this blog. I have been having too much fun :) In fact, only a couple of days ago, I had completely lost track of time….there was one point where I didn’t even know the day or the date :)

I understand that I have a duty to do and that is to update this blog for my lovely friends and you. So here goes…

Note: To make matters straight, the date for today was Wednesday 7th February 2007. I have now travelled away from London for exactly a week now.

The blog continues…

I did the usual thing and that was to have breakfast. The breakfast here at this hotel was nice. Well prepared and they offered a number of mouth watering selections. I supposed the one thing that still impresses me was the interior. It’s so me :) Love this place.

I went straight to the lobby and asked one of the guys at the reception about the best way to get to the castle. He directed me to get the No 22 tram and get off at the far end of the castle where I could just walk conveniently and visit all the historical touristy places.

The No 22 tram stop was just around the corner and the fare that I paid was 20 Chezk (very reasonable). The next problem that I had when I got on the tram was finding the stop to get off at :) There wasn’t any clear sign of the destination for each stop and although they inform you of the place at each stop but the spelling did not seem to match pronunciation. Bugger!

I used my intuition in deciding the right stop. Finally, I got off and voila…it was indeed the right stop. Yippeee.

The roads in Prague are very winding and it can be quite daunting to some people. I suppose my sense of direction is not so bad. Finding the castle was just a breeze and on the way, I was surrounded by some seriously beautiful buildings.

My Prague Video Intro:

Prague Castle is a place that everyone must experience. It sits at the top of a hill and views overlooking the city is unmatched!!. I did take several video images of the castle but for some unknown reason it wouldn’t convert to wmv. Hence, no upload on Youtube. Darn. Not happy :(

Anyway, you do need to pay the entrance fee to get in but I couldn’t remember the price I paid for the ticket. :) I just pay when people wants money off me :) Absolutely no records of it for my accountant back at home..Hehehehehe

Don’t fret though, ticket wasn’t that expensive at all.

The first thing you see when you enter the castle is the infamous St. Vitus Cathedral. Here are some the pics (Again, sorry no videos – it has gone buggered):

Prague Castle St Vitus Cathedral Inside St Vitus Cathedral St Vitus Cathedral again Another picture of the cathedral

Just opposite the cathedral, there’s the St George’s Basilica. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to snap pics inside. Lots of tombstones though….

St George’s Basilica

Another interesting place here at Prague Castle is Golden Lane. Its just a small lane with tiny cute homes. However, they sell lots of souvenirs here and oh, they’ve got a rather surprising museum on the upper floors as well. Here’s the video.

A picture of Golden Lane,

Golden Lane at Prague Castle

and another picture of a view of Prague from Prague Castle:

Prague View

There were a number of museums in the castle itself and I went to all of them. Unfortunately, I have issues with going to museums on my own particularly when i am left alone in an exhibition room. I don’t know why. It never fails to give me the creeps. So no pictures. I just walked and quickly glanced through all the exhibition stuff and dashed straight to the exit :)

I did witness the change of the guards but again I have completely forgotten to get the camera from my bag and by the time I remembered, they were nowhere to be seen…Oh well, I guess you just have to come here yourself to witness it :)

After the castle, I walked up towards Strahov Monastery. Again, it sits on another hill and that was a bit of a trek. Blimey, I have to stop moaning :)

Anyway, I’ve been told that this monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world. I saw a nun in there and she smiled at me. Yeah!

Watch the short monastery video:

I did have a quick sneek peek at an Amber shop to see if there was any stones that I could purchase. This shop is located just around the corner of the monastery that leads towards Loreta – another beautiful church in Prague.

I have always wanted to buy an Amber but I’ve never found the stone interesting to look at. Maybe, someday when I see the ‘stone’ that I fancy then I’d probably buy it. This time around…well more like most times… I didn’t purchase anything :) .

As I was heading towards Loreta, it was beginning to snow again. I didn’t mind…it wasnt that heavy anyway.

Here’s the video of Loreta (with cute baby statues and the bells)…

I then had lunch in a very unique yet quite interesting restaurant. This place wasn’t that far from the monastery and nicely tucked away from plain view. If you look carefully, you’ll see a sign for the restaurant…follow the sign and you’ll get there…:)

The restaurant was in a home but as you enter, you will find a small pathway that leads you to a staircase down to the cellar where you will then be greeted by the lovely waiter. Beautiful feeling to it.

I had ‘Beef Ghoulash’ and it was delicious. My good friend – Iveta have always been yapping about me getting some ghoulash and experience the yummy taste. Well, I now must admit that it was divine. I will definitely come back to this restaurant. Who wouldn’t?….It was amazingly cheap for its quality :)

After my well deserved lunch and rest :) , I then headed up to another hill towards Petrin Tower – a small copycat version of Eiffel Tower :) .

I almost ‘died’ walking up the steps to the tower but I supposed it was worth the trek once I there. The views of Prague was gorgeous but the Tower was a bit of a dissapointment. It was way too small :)

Anyway, I didn’t spend too much time here because I was already feeling extremely tired and in desperate need of my bed. I quickly headed towards my hotel and this journey took me about 20 minutes or so. During my stroll, I took several pics for your viewing pleasure :)

Petrin Tower and Me The Maze River View River View 2 River View with The National Theater

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