Day 2 Prague
At 10am this morning the sun was attempting to poke its way through as we departed for a mini tour on the other side of the river to check out some of the major attractions that we didn’t see on the tour the previous day. First we went to Prage castle, a must do on any visit to the city. The castle is the largest coherent castle complex in Europe, featuring a Gothic style outside and Romanesque inside. After many pictures we headed down to the Charles Bridge area to see the Kafka Museum and the John Lennon wall of peace. The John lennon wall is particularly popular because it represents the non-violet rebellion of the Czech youth against the communist regime and is credited with sparking the velvet revolution of Prague. After a liesurly walk across the famous Charles Bridge, most of the group went to U Fleku, a traditional Czech beer hall that serves great Czech cousine and brews their own beer. At night we will take it back a few decades at Lucerna’s 80′ and 90′s dance club for our last night in Prague.
Day 1 Prague
Prague is the first stop on our 10 day tour that covers 4500km through seven different countries and four major cities. The Czech Republic’s beautiful capital city welcomed our group of over 100 students with some rain and snow flakes at about 10am. That didn’t stop the group from wanting to participate in the New Prague walking tour that covers everything from Old Town Square, to New Town, and the Jewish Quarter. In Old Town square everyone had the opportunity to check out the famous Astronomical Clock and get a brief history lesson on how the Czech Republic was liberated and how Prague became its capital city. We saw Motzart’s favorite theater to perform in and headed to the popular shopping area of Wenceslas Square. Along the way the tour guide made note of the many diferet architectural styles that encompass Prague including: gothic, baroque, Romanesque, and cubism to name a few. Before entering the Jewish quarter we learned of a crazy Jewish author named Kafka and his ideas of existentialism as we glared at a bizzare statue he designed. After the tour everyone went their separate ways to visit the Jewish museusms and synaogues, explore the city, or just grab some traditional Czech food with a beer. We met back up at the hostel at 8 for the pub crawl to engage in some of Prague’s eccentric nightlife.