Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Travel Tuesday: Prague

Helene in Between
Since I'm dreaming of being on vacation right about now I thought I would link up with Helene for Travel Tuesdays and share about my trip to Prague.  I went in 2004 after a grad school class in Romania.  At that time it was a city not really on my radar but two other classmates were going so I decided to join in.  I'm so glad I did.  As you will see from the photos it is a beautiful city!


 The colors of the city are amazing.

 Music is a huge part of their culture and it is not uncommon to see street performers everywhere.


 The Charles Bridge is a huge tourist attraction.  We must have walked over this bridge 100 times while we were there.  It is packed with artists, crafters, street performers, etc.  I loved it!

 Seriously one of the funniest "fountains" I've ever seen!  




 I don't know about you but when I think of Czech I think of marionettes and I was so happy when we came across this little shop.  


 Beautiful view of the Charles Bridge from a top the clock tower!  



 The town square is so pretty and a great place to sit under an umbrella to enjoy a pint of beer.  That is just what we did!  The people watching in this spot is fantastic!




After one day w/ on and off rain the rest of the time was gorgeous w/ plenty of sun and blue sky!  I remember this as being a perfect summer day!

I am so happy I had the opportunity to visit Prague during this Eastern Europe trip.  It was an  easy city to see by foot.  We walked all the time and hardly used any public transportation.  We managed to find people who could communicate in English so had no trouble w/ a language barrier.  I really can't remember what we ate. . . so no comments/recommendations on the food.  

I saved the best for last. . . while we were there "Cows on Parade" were on display.  I LOVE cows and I was so excited to see this art exhibit while in Prague.  I managed to take photos of a lot of cows and these are just a few of my favorites.  Have you ever seen "Cows on Parade?"

So there you have it.  My few days spent in Prague back in 2004 (which feels like a really long time ago)!  The great thing about grad school was having plenty of time in the summer to travel!  If only my job now would give me summers off to travel Europe.  I can dream right!?

Have you ever been to Prague?  What did you think?

34 comments:

  1. wow this is gorgeous, i love the red roofs!! so cool. and a cows parade?! prague is definitely on my list for places I want to visit!! thanks so much for linking up!!

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  2. Gorgeous photos. A friend of ours from high school lives in Prague now.

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  3. Prague is definitely on my to-see list!! Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! That fountain cracked me up! Lol. And I love cows too-- those are awesome!

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  4. gorgeous!!! I would absolutely love to visit there!

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful city! You got some great pics! Prague is definitely on my list of places to see

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  6. Those are great photos! I have never been to Prague, but I must add it to my list of places to go now!

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  7. how cool that you got to go there! I love the picture of the tops of all the roofs! I'd love to go there some day!

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  8. I've seen a cows on parade exhibit in Chicago and I loved it!

    Thanks for sharing the trip memories & photo.

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  9. What beautiful photos! Love getting a glimpse into others travels :)
    I have never been to Prague but will definitely add it to my list xo

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  10. I love Prague! I went there when I lived abroad. So pretty and the "street atmosphere" with the performers and vendors was awesome!

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  11. So beautiful! I've never been to Europe but I've heard Prauge is a must. It's so pretty and the architecture is amazing.

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  12. oh my goodness, how beautiful! this makes me want to take a vacation NOW!

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  13. Great post, nice photos and very interesting text, thank you for this info, lokks like you had a great time in Prague, i remember my trip, it was awesome, and the teaxi services are cheap, i used http://kiwitaxi.com/Czech+Republic/Prague this one and i dont regret anything!try it next time

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