Zlata Praha

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June 7th 2007
Published: June 7th 2007
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Zlata Praha
Ah, Golden Prague indeed. Circumstances forced an 11 day stay here in the Czech Republic, which seemed an eternity compared to the previous 2-3 day stops, but ended up being all too short. So much has been written and hyped up about this city that it seems pointless to add to it, but needless to say, yes it is as good as they say and frankly a whole lot better.

Filter out the tour groups and the stag parties and the tackiness of parts of novo mesto and the tourist trail and you're left with pure magic. Beer to die for and obscenely cheap in the right places, fantastic jazz clubs/cellars with daily gigs, every street and alley of staro mesto and mala strana, the bridge and castle lit up by night and all the history, culture and charm you can bare. Spending the whole year here mightn't even be enough, I'm half considering moving here.....

Plzen is a great town also - the highlight of course being a pilgrimage to the Pilsner Urquell brewery - bizarrely similar to Willy Wonkas (except with free beer tasting!!). Also made a trip to Brno, nice town if a little featureless

Still need maps after week in Prague
compared to Prague (but where isn't?).

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big beerbig beer
big beer

cause 0.5l of pilsner just isn't enough, here comes my order from Plzen!
old townold town
old town

an average street in Staro Mesto
la dolce vitala dolce vita
la dolce vita

Rob and me relaxing in old town with the golden nectar of Krusovice (Ana as usual is out of picture!)
and relaxand relax
and relax

getting away from the tourist masses in the castle gardens

the Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzen - the beer equivalent to Willy Wonkas
where genomics beganwhere genomics began
where genomics began

Gregor Mendel's monastery and gardens in Brno where he developed the theory of inheritance

17th June 2007

Ah yes, spot on about Praha, doesn't disappoint... you should get yourself some language skills and a sense of direction and consider a career as a tourist guide there... or, better still, paparazzo...

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