Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This is our third day in Prague. It's been a blast so far. There is a lot more tourist action here but we managed to do a fair amount of off beaten path things, like going to a church decorated with human bones. Day one was abort since we drove that day. We spent that day cruising around the Czech Republic, when we got to Prague we headed down to the old town area to check out the castle and clock tower at night. It's too bad it has become such a tourist spot down there littered with people trying to scam you, clubs in ok churches and shady charaters. It's a beautiful place that people have taken advantage of. The scene down there is much better during the day, but still geared towards ripping off the tourists. Day two was spent checking out the castle and surrounding areas. We paused for a bit to watch the Germans win the soccer game. That evening we hit up a local dive bar, the locals there were very excited to have some Americans come in. It was nice to meet people interested in talking to us and not jut trying to scam us. Yesterday we drove about an hour outside Prague to a smaller city called Kutna Hora to check out the churches and castles there. The coolest thing there was the bone church we went to. For various reasons, a popular burial site and then a war and plague left the area with an large pile of bones. A monk with a lot of time on his hands began to make the bones into beautiful designs and structures. It was one of the craziest and coolest things I have ever seen. It was a bit creepy but such a unique church. I really enjoyed it. After checking out Kutna Hora we headed back to Prague and spent the evening walking around town. We hub up 2 famous breweries, one we ate dinner at. As part of the gimmick the waiters push drinks on you. You literally have to tell them no several times before they give up. The drinks aren't ordered but instead brought to your table with out asking. We made it out with only dinner and sampling their famous beer. After we headed to another famous spot where we sampled banana beer, real green beer and we had to order a giraffe. A giraffe is a 4 liter glass of beer that you can tap at your table and share. After that we walked off the beer and food while exploring the city. Today we will be hitting up the remaining places in Prague. It has been a lot f fun exploring the city where my Mom was born and raised even if it has changed so much.
Posted by Amber at 2:46 AM