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I will just start by saying that we are loving the Eurail Pass! It is making travelling the continent so easy, and the trains are numerous and efficient and comfortable. In planning this trip, we booked accommodation as close to each train station as possible. This has meant that we could walk and dump our bags and then begin exploring as soon as possible. It has also meant that we don't waste too much time getting settled and are also close to the main transport hub that can whisk us quickly around town...once we work it out that is! Prague was one of those places where we didn't use any of the public transport on offer. We were close enough to walk to everything that we wanted to see, and with only two days in the city, we stuck to the main tourist sites and enjoyed wandering the old town. We have discovered that there are things that you miss when touring in rainy weather. Because of umbrellas and hoods, you tend to be looking down a lot, and hence, don't look up as much and take in some of the things around you. It wasn't until a brief dry spell, when we really got to take in some of the decorations and fresco's painted on the buildings around Prague. Looking down did have its advantages though...I was really taken with the different paved patterns on the streets...there seemed to be so many, and I marvelled at the amount of work that went into laying these small pavers over so many streets and narrow lanes. So we looked at the Astronomical clock, crossed the Charles Bridge, walked the many lanes and roads, marvelled at the castle on the hill and the medieval architecture and generally soaked in all that Prague had to offer, and that included the rain! You would find it hard to be a vegetarian in Eastern Europe, as meat, all forms of it, and the bigger the better, makes up a large portion of the diet. The delicious sausages and smoked meats are not to be missed, washed down with generous steins of beer and we partook of these regularly. The street food is great, so you can eat cheaply and be fully sated! So, thank you Prague for a wonderful few days and now we head off to Berlin!

Posted by ShelleyJ 10:14 Archived in Czech Republic

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