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Photo Essay – Top 10 Must See Sights in Prague

13 Sep

Prague is a fairy tale city which is bound to transport you into the bygone era with its beautiful castles, intricately carved cathedrals, old bridges, museums, quaint cobbled streets, walled courtyards, numerous gardens and lots more.  It is a mix of buildings in the Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau architectures as it escaped bombing during WW II and the Vlatava river passing through the city just completes the entire illusion. I have been lucky to visit this city twice and explore many parts and aspects of this charming city. On both these occasions I have loved the heady mix of the old world charm and the new world vibrancy, that is just Prague.

Prague City View from Charles Bridge, Prague

Prague City View from Charles Bridge, Prague

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The City with an old world charm, Prague – Day 2

19 May

My love for Prague was definitely not one at first slight (for reasons listed in my earlier post  http://wp.me/p29z7S-be ) but this city definitely grew on us when we gave it another chance. And later, we felt that it was one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities that we had visited during our trip.

I have been trying to write this post since a while now; but every time that I have tried to write, I been completely lost for what was the best thing about Prague or what can I describe it in one word as. Well I have given up on that now and  realised that I loved practically everything here. We could explore this city for days at an end and still find newer and prettier things to see each day. Each building here is very modern as an establishment but still maintains its history and old looks. Also, it has something for everyone –  starting from its history and culture to the most amazing party places and night clubs.

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Top 5 Free things to do – Prague

26 Feb

Prague is one of those beautiful cities that has no dearth in terms of options of things to see, do, experience, etc. Though not cheap as rest of Eastern Europe, it still has numerous sights and things that a budget traveler can easily do / enjoy for free. And based on my visit here, my top 5 picks of free things to do in Prague are as follows –

  • Visit the Charles Bridge – This is one of the most visited sights in Prague and connects the Old City to the Mala Strana. There are 2 towers at the 2 ends of the Bridge and 30 beautiful baroque statues placed along either side (many of them are copies and the originals can be seen in the Lapidarium).The most popular statue is the one of St. John of Nepomuk, a Czech martyr saint who was executed during the reign of Wenceslas IV by being thrown into the Vltava from the bridge. Touching the statue is supposed to bring good luck and ensures your return to Prague. You should visit this Bridge as early as possible, preferably by 7am as post that is starts getting so crowded (with small roadside stalls, shows and tourist) that you are barely able to see anything and just don’t feel the beauty of this Bridge.

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“Czech” this out :)

22 Feb

When we had visited Europe in 2010, we had started our trip with Czech Republic and we couldn’t have been more happier with our choice. Even though the weather acted as a quite a spoil sport  (it was raining and the temperature was 12 °C when we landed), we still (both I and my sister) loved the place.

Apart from the actual touristy stuff, which I will write about in a separate post, we saw some pretty unusual and pretty sights here. Sharing some of them in a photo essay below –

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