A little thought
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One thing has been bothering me about Prague, and thatâ€™s how much of a hypocrite I am. Walking down the street today I noticed the many homeless, all of them on their knees praying, with a pot in front of them. How can a city like Prague care more for its tourists than its citizens? The answer is because of the sheer amount of architecture that needs restoring. All the tourists money is gone back into restoring the history of the city....have they not thought about the future of the city. Prices have risen because of people like you and I but the rate of pay for the citizens have stayed the same. In the last 5 years tourists and travellers, who want to help these places and so visit them have actually been ruining them. Itâ€™s a sad sight to see. Taking public transport, no one pays and so the transport systems are falling into disrepair. I didnâ€™t see one house that was clean from graffiti; some I noticed had been there for more than 30 years! How can a government care more for us than the citizens? So yes, by all means go there, take in the sites but donâ€™t forget that it is us that are forcing these people on to the streets, so please donâ€™t just walk by them, the equivalent of a pound to them will go such a long way. In a city with such a history shaped by religion they will still pray, im wondering who will answer first, their god, or their government.