PrAguE, CZecH REpUbLiC

prague city buildings

vineyard

jesus stature

Prague, also known as Praha, is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. This lovely city, centered on the Bohemian Basin, has several, old stone-bridges over the Vltava river.

bridge boat

bridge wide

Prague has some fantastic attractions which include the Prague Castle, The Charles Bridge, the Prague Astronomical Clock, the Old Town Square, and much, much more.  The architecture varies everything from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, to the ultra modern, creating one of the most unique and beautiful cities in Europe.

bridge castle

church

castle

buildings water

old building

Wandering the streets near the Vltava river can be a bit dreamy as you pass by beautiful cathedrals, statues, and bridge towers.

water buildings

bridge

boat trips

St Charles Bridge, built between 1357 and 1378, is one of the oldest stone bridges in Central Europe.  The bridge is packed with tourists slowly walking along and admiring the scenic view, lovely statues, street vendors, artists, and live musicians.

monkey man two

st charles

band

band bridge

The public transit system here is excellent, fast, cheap and easy.  I love the design of the metro stations and they have an efficient tram system along with bus and ferry as well.

metro stop

tram

I was able to find a mellow outdoor flea market with drinks, food, and a free film-screening about building and sustainability.

movie outside

market area

I hit the jackpot on a recommendation to dine at the Imperial Hotel which is home to a very famous chef.  The Chilean Sea Bass was fantastic, the service was impeccable, the restaurant was affordable, and the décor was classic.  I couldn’t have asked for a better meal at a better cost.

imperial cafe

sea bass

There is plenty of wild night-life in Prague with a wide variety of stylized bars, clubs, and absinthe bars.

club entrance

absinthe time bar

You can even find absinthe ice cream – Yummy!

absinth

I was lucky to meet two, beautiful local girls who took me under their wing for a little dancing at one of the top night clubs, Club Roxy.  The locals were very cool and interested in California culture.

girls club

I noticed the police in Prague were much more tolerant of marijuana then other European cities – although it is not legal. I walked into one bar where a patron was rolling a spliff on the bar and everyone was very relaxed about it.

prague joint rolling

Prague is such a wonderful city and I hope to return again soon!

thai mass

city center

church night

side buildings

guy in window

bridge restaurant

monkey man

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statue

arch city

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