Walking Prague, Czech Republic

When I think of Prague, Czech Republic, and Czech people my very first associations are (in no particular order):

Martina Navratilova, Bedrich Smetana (Prodana nevesta, Vltava), Miloš Forman (director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, The People vs Larry Flynt), Škoda Auto, Pat & Mat (hilarious ! makes me smile just writing the names down), Vaclav Havel, Antonin Dvorak, Eva Herzigova, Franz Kafka, Karel Svoboda (because I remember clearly seeing his name written in credits in every Biene Maja (Maya the Bee)  episode that tens of millions of Europeans grew up with), Ivan (“the Terrible”) Lendl, Milan Kundera.

Czechs are friendly and low-key people. They’ve built a magnificent capital (practically every window has a view) and make exceptional beer.

It shouldn’t have taken me aback, then, considering how many great people contributed to what Prague today is. But it did, Prague blew me away. I mean, I knew it was a grand city but I didn’t quite expect to like it that much. It’s beautiful! Continue reading “Walking Prague, Czech Republic”

Tourism – Where Are We Heading To?

During our recent visit to Prague we witnessed a spectacular if unusual sight on one of our strolls across this magnificent city. On a bridge not far away from its biggest brother, the Charles Bridge, there was a group of silent manual, one could say blue-collar, workers. They were only exchanging a few words between them, a random sigh of relief could be heard here and there, and only an occasional exclamation of victory disrupted the peaceful afternoon. Some passers-by stopped and watched, like we did for a couple of minutes, the others rushed past not noticing what was going on.

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