Arrival in Prague

Prague Travel Blog

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palace at our rest stop

We arrived at the border of leaving Austria at 1:33pm and less than a minute later, we arrived at the Czech border. Tunde got off the bus and talked to the guard. He just let us go! No Stamp! No looking or talking to us! NOTHING! We teased Tunde asking her what she was doing to these men! Ha Ha I was disappointed with not getting a stamp in my passport saying Czech Republic.We arrived in Prague shortly after 4pm. We were staying at the Quality Inn but were told not to expect "quality service" as in the states. Sure, there was no AC and the room was plain but clean and not as bad as were expecting. We opened our window and could hear children playing nearby. I liked this room better than the one we had in Berlin and it had a much better shower.

pretty castle on a tiny island
Our view was of the roof but we could see other flats' windows. We got excited as we saw previews for the movie "Return of the King" thinking we would get to hear it in the Czech language, but it wouldn't be on until after we left. Bummer. I would have loved to hear Gollum saying "My precious" in Czech. ha ha We had an included buffet dinner which had a little bit of everything including rice, beef and corn.

At 7pm we left for an optional excursion with a male guide for a visit to Strahov Monastery and then had a panorama view of the city and the Moldau River. So pretty it was! Braslav then took us to a pub that was upstairs where we had one drink. I opted for the dark Pilzner beer. Our evening ended with a water show at Krizikova Fountain which was outdoors. The music seemed to dance with the music of different soundtracks (Phantom of the Opera among others) and colored lights. This place can hold up to 6,000 people and was fairly crowded for the 9pm show. Four shows are done nightly at 8, 9, 10, and 11pm and last 45 minutes. We were back at the hotel close to 10:30 and just went to bed since we were outside of the city to go out.

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palace at our rest stop
palace at our rest stop
pretty castle on a tiny island
pretty castle on a tiny island
arriving at the Czech Republic bor…
arriving at the Czech Republic bo…
Tunde with the border control
Tunde with the border control
palace near the border
palace near the border
passing through a town
passing through a town
Bruno
Bruno
passing through a pretty town
passing through a pretty town
Quality Inn Hotel
Quality Inn Hotel
the quality wasnt so bad
the quality wasn't so bad
outskirts of Prague
outskirts of Prague
Prague
Prague
pretty canal in Prague
pretty canal in Prague
one of many bridges in Prague
one of many bridges in Prague
different view of Prague
different view of Prague
Strohov Monastery
Strohov Monastery
Strohov
Strohov
panorama of Prague
panorama of Prague
view from Strahov
view from Strahov
This was taken atop a hill overlo…
more of the same
more of the same
where the fountain show took place
where the fountain show took place
Krizikova Fountain
Krizikova Fountain
Krizikova
Krizikova
This was a pretty water show to t…
dancing water
dancing water
Prague
photo by: vulindlela