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Sep 26, 2018 - Last day in Prague

We woke up this morning to blue skies and the best weather we have had so far. Mike went to our local coffee supplier (Costa Coffee) for the usual lattes and we began packing for our departure later in the day. Once packed we walked into the Old Town and Republic Square area looking for a glove store one of our fellow travelers told Denise about. After an unsuccessful search we headed for Charles Bridge (circa 1357) where we mingled with thousands of our new friends who were intent on impaling us with their selfie sticks, civility gave way...

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Sep 25, 2018 - Prague day 3

We headed out on a sunny, but cold morning to get to town for a nice breakfast/lunch before heading out for our castle tour. As we reached town the sky opened up and we decided we needed to get a cab and get back to the room to get our rain gear. While our taxi driver from the airport was honest and fair, the driver from town took us on a very scenic route and charged us $15 for what is normally a 15 minute walk. We grabbed our stuff and headed back to town, but now with limited time to grab a bite to eat. We met our guide at the statute of...

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Sep 24, 2018 - Prague day 2

Happily there was a coffee shop around the corner for a much needed wake up jolt. After returning to the hotel we were picked up for our tour of the Jewish Quarter. We joined a group of 4 other people and took off with our less than wonderful guide. He was very into architecture and the various examples and dates of Gothic, Cubist (who knew cubist was an architectural style?), Art Deco, Art Nuevo, Rennaisance, etc. There really are an amazing array of architectural styles in Prague and they are all beautiful. We continued through Old Town...

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Sep 23, 2018 - Arrival cont

We had a bit of a long walk back to the hotel, had a glass of wine, and went to a local check restaurant/beer pub. Mike had the beef goulash with potato pancakes and dumplings and red cabbage. The red cabbage tasted more like red onions but who knows and the potato pancakes and dumplings are very different here than at home. Denise had a garlic soup with hey local cheese that was quite tasty. Finishing dinner we headed back to the hotel for the night.

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Sep 23, 2018 - Arrival at Prague

We landed at Prague airport approximately 11:45 AM on Saturday the 22nd. The flight from San Francisco to New York was delayed one hour but it turned out not to be a problem. The flight from New York to Prague again was late but landed on time. Clearing customs was a breeze and we look for our pre-paid airport transfer person who apparently did not exist after spending some time hunting for him we gave up and took a taxi to our hotel. The hotel has some age on it but all in all it is more than adequate for the price we paid. Our journey...

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Aug 14, 2018 - Tuesday, 14th

Hello everyone again, Well it is Tuesday evening and we have arrived in Prague. Tonight we are off for a river cruise. Today as we travelled we stopped at a town called Rothenburg. It was a pretty small town. We were shown how the snowball was made. It is a dough mixture with lots of eggs, flour and deep fried. It is like a pastry thing in a ball. Apparently very special treat but liked the chocolate flavoured one the best. We visited the Christmas decoration shop, apparently very well known. Thought the car out the front was great. Well...

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Trip Journal

Our Big Trip

Jun 23, 2018 - Sadska to Prague - end of the ride

Sadska to Prague – (57 Km) – Final Stage So, here it is around 11am on a lovely sunny morning and I am sitting in the van at a generous pull-out in a tiny town called Radonice. I’ve had a very good drive getting here :) Yes!!! But now I am about to give up the van keys to Piotr for the last time (might I express a tiny yippee?) . He is going to drive the rest of the way into the heart of Prague to our final stop. (Did I already say ‘yippee'?). I shall not be sorry. It has been frequently stressful for me to drive this size of a vehicle on...

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Jan 12, 2018 - Prague

Tallinn airport was fantastic. Not very large and very few people to compete with going through security and boarding procedures. At security check we even received a smile and a 'have a nice flight' wish from a very helpful attendant. How good was that ? Likewise, our SAS flight on a City Jet was excellent. The best of any leg to that point. The transit stop was in Stockholm not Copenhagen as noted in the prior Journal and that almost became a problem. Holding onto Gilli to prevent her from heading off in search of her favourite group took...

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Jun 19, 2017 - Radler on the roof

Today we still had an early start so we could avoid the queues. So after breakfast it was up the street and on to the bus. A 20 min drive including a long tunnel and we were up near Prague Castle. Our guide ( a jolly Czech gentleman) then lead us on a 10 minute walk to the castle. Even though we were early, there were plenty of other tourists with the same idea. Some arrived in what J would call “Stretch hot rods”. The guide had warned us to be careful crossing roads as some drivers might have been feasting on unusual mushrooms. Sure enough...

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Jun 18, 2017 - No crop circles

On the road today! Up at 5:50! Who said this would be a relaxed bus tour?? Bags outside the room by 7, then breakfast, and the bus pulled out at 8! A quiet drive out across the Danube and through the suburbs of Vienna. Then through flat to rolling farmland. Many crops - corn, potatoes, wheat, and numerous others we couldn't name. A pit stop at Maccas at about 10, then we continued on to our lunch stop at Czeski Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Instead of being a quiet Sunday, it was the busiest the tour director had ever seen. There was a...

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Jun 12, 2017 - Prague Day 3

The architecture of Prague is just stunning. The entire city is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was untouched in WWII and then under communism it was allowed to deteriorate, however since 1989 it has been almost fully restored. The Wenceslas Square is almost totally original 1900-1920s buildings. Fantastic Art Deco Earlier in the morning I explored the old Jewish area more thoroughly and visited the original synagogue that was built in the 1200s! Just amazing. One of the oldest buildings I have been in still used for its original purpose....

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Jun 11, 2017 - Prague Day 2

Beautiful day in a beautiful city. Prague certainly lives up to its recommendation. I have seen historic square areas in many different cities, but the entire city of Prague is an historic area. Architecture from 1400s on. Everything from gothic, baroque to art nouveau. Just gorgeous everywhere. The main tourist places were crowed by afternoon but not uncomfortably so like Venice and Florence Began the day with delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then we left on tour at 8:15 so we could arrive before the crowds. We took the bus to the...

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