Prague, Czech Republic- Day 1

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Old City Prague

So we splet on the train overnight to Prague.  The bed was stiff as a board but it makes up for it by having a full day of tourism and it costs about the same or less than a hostel bed.  We now venture outside the Euro's and used their local money.  Although we found out they plan to eventually switch over to the Euros.  As we normally do we checked into our hostel then started our day of tourism.  Ryan first bought a USA jersey, the only one we could find to wear to the town center that night to watch Czech Republic vs. USA game.  Then we headed over to the old city.  I had started collecting patches back in amsterdam of all the places I went and found my favorite patch in prague.

stained glass window in church
. it said Prague... Czech me out! hehe love it.

The Old city was very beautiful and had nice architecture.  We found a place which held symphonies and bought tickets for a show later that night.  Then we went to the bridge which was my favorite part of Prague.  All these local artists and craftsmen set up carts on the bridge selling their art.  I personally love art and was so excited to see all their work.  I ended up buying myself a water color painting of the bridge and the old city in the background... yay my first nice gift for myself.  I suggest walking the entire bridge and looking before buying anything so you make sure you get your favorite and a good price!

Then we reached St. Nicholas Church.  We first climbed teh tower to get a spectacular view of the city.

Ryan leaivng his mark on the wall.
  then we went inside.  It was absolutely breath taking.  This was our favorite church in all of europe competing with St. Peter's Basillica in the Vatican.  So please visit this church if you are in Prague!  It has Pink and green shades of marble everywhere in side with white statues with gold detail.  The ceiling is painted beautifully as well.  I took lots of pictures, which unfortuently came out very dark and do do the place justice.  It is hard to imagine the amount of time and work put into makeing this church and so many others. 

We then ventured to the Castle whichs was pretty but more like buckingham palace.  We went into another church there whose style was completely different from St. Nicholas Church.

Ryan wearing the same USA jersey as everyone else! haha
  It seemed very gothic and dark but had stunning stained glass windows.  Next we went to lunch and found a cafe which was really fun because everywhere on the walls was black sharpie marker writing.  So when you eat the waitress brings you a marker and says you can write anywhere you want on the walls.... so we left our mark.

Then we headed to the Old City Center to watch the soccer game.  there were about 200 Americans there and of those about 100 and the same USA jersey on that Ryan had bought.  It was fun to see so many other people traveling we were enjoying the game even though we were losing until some local teenagers decided to start throwing things in our area.  we decided to leave to be safe and headed to the symphony.  The symphony was great and they played popular and well known pieces so I enjoyed it even though I am not into music that much.  It was about an hour long which was perfect! 

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Old City Prague
Old City Prague
stained glass window in church
stained glass window in church
Ryan leaivng his mark on the wall.
Ryan leaivng his mark on the wall.
Ryan wearing the same USA jersey a…
Ryan wearing the same USA jersey …
Czech Republic Guard
Czech Republic Guard
St. Nicholas Church Statue... Its …
St. Nicholas Church Statue... Its…
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