Czech Republic

August 11 – 14: Prague

We loved every minute of Prague even as we mitigated sweltering temperatures and sweating everywhere we went. It has everything you want when visiting a city: good food, cheap beers, beautiful people and more historical monuments and remnants than you can count.

During the Free Walking Tour of Prague, we learned that Prague has been the grounds of Catholic-Protestant disputes for nearly 500 years and is now largely atheist, we visited the inspiration for the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin,  and stopped at Europe’s oldest operating synagogue (Old New Synagogue).

We did as Czechs do and had beers. Lots of them. Beers along the river. Beers in the street. Craft cocktails and more. Prague has a wonderful array of craft cocktails, and we wound up at a beautiful underground speakeasy called Black Angels Bar. We met two wonderful Aussies who were on their honeymoon and shared in hours of laughter, travel tales and Prague highlights.

Sights Seen: Pregnant Woman Statue, Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Gastronomy Museum, Old Jewish Quarter, Jewish Cemetery, Old Town Square, Old New Synagogue,  Church with the Hanging Hand (Church of St. James), Franz Kafka Statue, Black Angel Bar ( great craft cocktails in a speakeasy environment), and St Cyril & Methodius Church / Heydrich Terror Memorial

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