The start of my second trip

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Wenceslas Square

People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Kristen (America), Margaret and Kelly (America), Maddy, Nat and Kate (England)

So after 18 months at home, im eventually back out on the road again. I'd been to Prague twice before, but never in the summer and although i liked seeing the city in the sun, it was a little too crowded for my liking. I did the normal touristy things like the Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square and Old town, but i was keen to escape the bustling crowds!

I therefore headed out of the city and took a day trip to Kutna Hora to see the 'bone church', which was a little chilling but interesting. Essentially the church is made from brick but all the decor is made from the bones of people who died through the plague.

Charles Bridge with Prague castle in the background
There was not enough room for burial so they decided to make chandeliers, coats of arms etc from the deceased instead!

On the way back from Kutna Hora, i met some American girls on the train and we went out for a Chinese dinner when we arrived back into Prague. After freshening up, we went out to the hostel bar that they were staying in and chatted and drank until the wee hours of the morning. It was just what i needed and reminded me of what i had been missing, stuck in my boring job back in England!

The following day i met up with the girls again and took another day trip, this time we headed out to the concentration camp at Terezin. A sombering and thought provoking way to start any trip. Although its size is nothing compared to the Auschwitz/Birkenau complex, there were still over 30,000 victims in its short usage.

Kutna Hora bone church
Ironically, this site held some war criminals awaiting trial, after the Germans were defeated in 1945.

That evening i met 3 wacky girls from England who were adamant that it was a good idea to go out clubbing. I met with the American girls for Dinner first and to say goodbye as they were leaving the following day, before heading down to a club on the river to meet the English girls. They weree already a little worse for wear when i arrived and Nat had fallen asleep in a corner, dribbling all over herself in the process. Like any good friends, we let her have a little nap, whilst we carried on drinking, before carting her home around 3am.

Deats says:
Thanks buddy :)
Posted on: Jun 04, 2009
Deats says:
Holocaust sites and Museums in general on the subject are hard to judge. Its hard to decipher fact from fiction. But Auschwitz - well more so Birkenau - did touch me. It was the cold as much as anything
Posted on: May 03, 2009
dyevushka says:
I've been to both that club and Auschwitz. Tell me - did you think it was a little overdone? I mean, Aushwitz? Maybe played up a little for emotional responses from the tourists? Truth was told, but methods...
Posted on: May 03, 2009
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Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square
Charles Bridge with Prague castle …
Charles Bridge with Prague castle…
Kutna Hora bone church
Kutna Hora bone church
Kutna Hora bone church
Kutna Hora bone church
Kutna Hora bone church
Kutna Hora bone church
Kutna Hora
Kutna Hora
Kutna Hora
Kutna Hora
View of Prague castle and Charles …
View of Prague castle and Charles…
Charles Bridge with Prague castle …
Charles Bridge with Prague castle…
Kutna Hora
Kutna Hora
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin Concentration Camp
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