Aunt Gerry isn't kidding... Prague is absolutely AMAZING! Phuong and I are officially in love with this city, and we're taking an extra day to make sure we see everything we want.
There are some new, funky buildings, like the Dancing Building, but our favorites are the older buildings adorned with fantastic and intricate statues. Between the Charles Bridge and the buildings surrounding it, I've decided that I'm quite surprised how strong the religious influence is (I didn't expect it to be so since the country was communist for a period of time). There are buildings with depictions of the pope, others with angels, and some with apostles. The Charles Bridge has statues of Jesus and other Christian figures. Oddly, there are buildings that seem to show statues of Roman soldiers. It is just all so beautiful.
We'd heard before that Prague is a lovely city, one of the few that wasn't destroyed by WWII, so we added it to our itinerary. Honestly, though, we did not understand how breathtaking it all would be, though. Also, it's pretty cheap! Hostels are about half the price as other places in Europe, and food is, too. That makes it easier
These graffitied streets are our first impression of Prague. It's definitely a big change from the hand swept streets of Munich! But we learn to *love* it here!
to buy more, though, haha.
Unfortunately, our trip to Krakow, Poland fell through. The trains leaving Poland were full except for first class tickets, which we couldn't afford. But, on the positive side, that is going to give Phuong and I an extra day here in Prague, and we're also going to take an extra day in Venice.
Next time I write, I should be in Cesky Krumlov. I can't wait!
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