Prague, where the Velvet Revolution happened, has a long and interesting history. Here are a couple photos we took while visiting it with family and one of the dogs.
We really enjoyed Prague. It is a beautiful city. Watch out for the roads and sidewalks though! They have still not been repaired and they have not been put on notice that the cold war has ended. So if you are American like me, and you don’t watch your step, you wind up falling on your butt and spraining your ankle quite badly. Those roads are not friendly.
The people in Prague, that we spoke to were few, but they were all educated people who spoke fairly good English. They were all very kind. Avery, our little furry man, was only about 8 months old when we rode the train from Vienna to Prague. It took about 4 to 5 hours and was quite reasonably priced. In Prague, Avery, was invited by the hotel to go sit not only in their restaurant with us while we ate our breakfast, but he was also, invited to their little hotel bar. They were very nice to him.
Avery, was also invited into a famous restaurant, U Kalicha, based on some famous Czech books, called, The Good Soldiers Svejk, that became very famous in Finland. I have to say they were wonderful. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was out of the book! Down to the literal writing on the walls and the man playing the accordian. While we were there, someone at another table had a birthday. A nearly naked grandma came out of the kitchen to give them a kiss. It seemed to be some strange Czech custom. It was a really nice place and we had a wonderful time. They even brought Avery, our dog a bowl of water and a little bit yummies from the kitchen. The service was very good, and we would love to return again should we ever get back to Prague.
We also, took Avery, to the museum of Communism, where he tried and may I add with much relief, failed to pee on the foot of a Karl Marx statue. He learned all about communism. It was really very interesting. And they were so gracious allowing us to bring our dog with us into their museum. I was actually surprised at how open to animals they were. This is another place I would recommend for it’s content as well as it’s sense of humor. We really loved the little Russian Lady Dolls, in the gift shop that had the scary faces instead of the traditional sweet little smiles. So much fun! Also, highly recommended.
We went on a bus tour to an old city in Prague as well. It was a beautiful tour. I wish I could recall the name. It was lots of fun. Lots of walking. And, once again, shockingly…. Dog friendly! We would recommend the bus tours also.
Prague, and the Czech republic are known in Europe also as Bohemia. They are known for some beautiful crystal they make that is cherished and sought after all over Europe. Because it is positively gorgeous. I had a great time shopping for a set of wine goblets made of Czech crystal for my kitchen. I highly recommend purchasing some in Prague. It is beautiful, the Bohemian Crystal.
Prague, is a beautiful city of amazing buildings and old churches. It is decadent and beautiful. The architecture, is incredibly and completely worth seeing. Also, because of it’s location just over into Eastern Europe, it is not overly expensive. It was very nice to travel to see it by train from Vienna also. Very interesting and neat to see some of the old building that were in use during the days of communism that have become dilapidated and old and yet remain half standing all along the train route. Interrupted by grassy areas and small farms.