Prague, Day 1

Prague Travel Blog

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Prague is a very beautiful city!  It has about twice the population that Krakow does, but I'd say quite a bit more than twice the number of tourists (at least this is my impression from the very short time I was there).  Prague also seems to embrace its past & present relationship with Russia {((EDIT ... I shouldn't have said 'embrace' but something like 'play it up for tourists' ... see comments below))}, whereas I find very little Russian culture/language in Krakow even though Krakow is closer to Russia. (This makes sense with Poland & Russia's troubled history with each other - which I certainly don't need to go into in a Prague blog)

We saw a few of the main attractions today.  Obviously with only two "not full" days there, there was no way to see or do everything, but I think it was a good introduction to the city for me.

Belluomo says:
You'll never see that in Krakow. Poles will forever spar with the Russians because they deny that they ever did anything bad to Poland. It's mind-blowing their denial...they received nothing but the communist state-written official histories so that's how they are brainwashed. It's the same reason that the relations with Germany are still somewhat strained, although at least Germany doesn't deny what they did to Poland in WWII
Posted on: Dec 13, 2007
festerwretch says:
Ok, fair enough, I guess just the fact that I saw Cyrillic writing and Russian souvenirs in the shops surprised me (especially because of the history) ... I see nothing like that here in Krakow.
Posted on: Dec 12, 2007
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To the Metro
To the Metro
To the Metro
To the Metro
To the Metro
To the Metro
Nice old train engine.
Nice old train engine.
Our Metro stop
Our Metro stop
Narrow streets!
Narrow streets!
Jeremy (USA), Susi (Germany), Elen…
Jeremy (USA), Susi (Germany), Ele…
...behind the beauty
...behind the beauty
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Why 399? Can't you round to an e…
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
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Susi, Tom and me :D (Elena's tryi…
Tom on Charles Bridge
Tom on Charles Bridge
on Charles Bridge
on Charles Bridge
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Tom with his coffee glass that sa…
Romanian Embassy
Romanian Embassy
Italian Embassy
Italian Embassy
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This guy was so insane trying to …
Flag of the Czech Republic
Flag of the Czech Republic
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I suppose this needs no translati…
narrow streets!
narrow streets!
293 km (182 miles) traveled
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