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Prague - A Meetin' Place

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A March 2011 trip to Prague by flyingscot4

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Quote: Almost a central point in Europe, Prague is a delight - in spite of the tourists.

How About That Prague!

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Astronomical Clock Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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OverviewI titled this Journal "Prague - A Meetin' Place" for a good reason. There is a saying that if you stand on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway in New York City (Times Square) for an hour, that you will meet someone that you know. My version of that saying is a little different. If you stand in the middle of the Charles Bridge in Prague for two hours, you will meet everyone you know! It seems like the whole world is there and they are all aiming at you.In your mind's eve, picture this. It is approximately noon on Prague's Charles Bridge on the first day of Spring (as in March 21st). You are crossing the Charles Bridge in hopes of eventually...Read More

Old Town Historic Center of Prague

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Attraction | "Old Town Prague"

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For the past ten years I have been hearing about Prague from other travelers. The city has come up on the top or near the top of their Do Not Miss destination lists and for some reason I always missed this lovely city. Because of a great price on airfare ($418.00 round trip from Chicago to Warsaw) I decided to spend a couple of weeks in Eastern Europe and this time I did include Prague. It was a wise inclusion and I am still enthralled with the city (despite the hoards of tourists).Parenthetically, much of this review will be, as usual, personal opinions and impressions of this most wonderful city and her citizens (both mine and theirs). I use no names, but those involved will r...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 20, 2011

Old Town Historic Center of Prague
Staromestske Namesti
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

Little Town Budget Hotel

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Hotel | "This is a Hostel?"

Little Town Budget Hotel Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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There is no excitement in regards to the Little Town Budget Hotel. It calls itself a "hotel," but it is both. It is located about 100 meters from a tram/bus stop so one cannot possibly get lost. That's pretty boring. Think of all the excitement and good, healthy exercise you will miss carrying bags and packs all over while searching for your accommodations. Anyway, it opens onto the main street leading to Charles Bridge so all you have to do is to roll downhill for a couple of blocks. Once you get into the building, there is a small and cramped office off the alleyway (sorry, I didn't mention that the building was a hotel a few hundred years ago and had carriages pulling into the inner courtyard)...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 13, 2011

Little Town Budget Hotel
Malostranske Square 11/260
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
866-539-0036

John Lennon Wall

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Attraction | "The John Lennon Wall"

John Lennon Wall Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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I am going to get a little political in this piece. People in the US and around the world kind of forget or never knew what the 60's and early 70's were about. Civil Rights was a big deal to people across all ethnic and racial lines, both for and against. The Berlin Wall went up in 1961; President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963; race riots were occurring throughout the period. Then came the Vietnam War. Many things happened during that period and one thing seems to get overlooked. It was the first time in our history that young people, college students, changed the nation's history. On college campuses all across the country students mobilized nationally and rose up against the authority that...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 19, 2011

John Lennon Wall
Velkoprevorske Nam.
Prague, Czech Republic

The Lesson of Lost - Part 1

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Astronomical Clock Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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I am very good at getting lost. Fortunately, I am pretty good at getting found too, which makes being lost somewhat less of a problem. It wasn’t always like that. At one time it frustrated me a lot. I have always hated being late, for anything, and being lost usually meant being late. I still hate being late, but I have gotten over both being lost and being late when I travel. Being retired helps; my motto is: I have nothing to do and all day to do it in. I couldn’t care less about being late for anything except for my flight home. That, I admit, has caused some concern.Anyway, I have never known why I get lost. I know that we all wonder about why we do the things we do, an...Read More

The Lesson of Lost - Part 2

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Ice Cream at 45 F Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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Being lost requires kind of a different brain set. I don't care about my very tentative list of things to do on a particular day or evening. I find that I see more and learn more when I have no schedule and am free to do what I want. I may not go to a particular monument or cathedral, or museum, but I may see something that I find much more interesting, which makes it more important to me. That day, March 22nd, turned out to be a day of learning for me. It was very good day, indeed.When it comes to tourism, Prague can rival any of the major cities in Europe especially considering the size of the population. It is a beautiful and lively city. The Communists did some reconstruc...Read More