Prague.Czech Republic.December 2013

Whenever we mentioned that we were thinking of taking a side trip to Prague from Poland, everyone (whether they’ve been or not) have said that Prague was one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  We figured since we have flown halfway around the world, why not?

We took the overnight train from Krakow to Prague, which was fairly easy enough.  We had bought the train tickets as soon as we arrived in Krakow.  We learned a little about train traveling from our mistakes a few years ago – In Transit – and this time there were no problems.  A little anxiety, yes, but in the end everything was smooth traveling.

Not the most comfy, but it'll do

Not the most comfy, but it’ll do

the complexity of train travel

the complexity of train travel

We spent three days in Prague and three days proved to be just enough to see the major sights.  We could’ve used one or two more days to explore at leisure, though.

the Dancing Building nicknamed Fred & Ginger

the Dancing Building nicknamed Fred & Ginger

streets of Prague with the TV Tower in the distance

streets of Prague with the TV Tower in the distance

TV Tower

TV Tower

art installation on the tower - it was meant to be a temporary display, but was brought back permanently

art installation on the tower – it was meant to be a temporary display, but was brought back permanently

Riverbank in Prague.  This one was right by the Dancing Building

Riverbank in Prague. This one was right by the Dancing Building

Christmas Markets along Wenceslas Square... which really is more like a long rectangle than a square.

Christmas Markets along Wenceslas Square… which really is more like a long rectangle than a square.

We tried to catch the sunset on Charles Bridge

We tried to catch the sunset on Charles Bridge

It wasn't really a "pretty" sunset or anything spectacular

It wasn’t really a “pretty” sunset or anything spectacular

a very crowded bridge with vendors galore

a very crowded bridge with vendors galore

the other side of the bridge

the other side of the bridge – probably y favorite street

Of the entire Prague Castle, the St. Vitus Cathedral was the most impressive

Of the entire Prague Castle, the St. Vitus Cathedral was the most impressive

And the inside

And the inside

I waited forever for the man to move, but he just kept snapping away.  well, now you are part of my photo mister

I waited forever for the man to move, but he just kept snapping away. well, now you are part of my photo, mister.  At least you have colorful pants and matching socks.

the view from Prague Castle

the view from Prague Castle

We didn't go up the tower, but our friends did and they said it was a great view

Petrin Tower on Petrin Hill.  We didn’t go up the tower, but our friends did and they said it was a great view

I wanted to play in the Mirror Maze on Petrin Hill instead

I wanted to play in the Mirror Maze on Petrin Hill instead

great way to kill 10 minutes of your time...

great way to kill 10 minutes of your time…

The Old Town Square with the Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

The Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady before Tyn and Christmas Markets!

A Christmas Tree

A Christmas Tree

The Astronomical Clock

The Astronomical Clock

another Christmas Market, but I think this is a permanent market which changed to holiday stuff

another Christmas Market, but I think this is a permanent market which changed to holiday stuff

I was very impressed with Prague and will probably add it to my list of places to go again.  I actually wished it would’ve snowed while we there because I think the city would look gorgeous under a blanket of white…. until next time, I guess.

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