Prague: Where hotel rooms have chandeliers
You know. Casual.
And tourists fill every square inch of the city.
So busy today! I think I saw more tourists today than I’ve seen anywhere else combined.
Also, apparently there was a hockey game? USA vs. Czech and the USA won! Which is only great when I’m not in Prague, trying to take pictures of a beautiful building that no one cares about because there’s a game! on! the! giant! TV!!!
I couldn’t beat them, so I got a beer and a dog and joined them. Go USA! (sorry Czechs…)
The time is fast approaching when sausages and beer will lose their appeal. I’m not there yet but I can see it in the distance. How do these Europeans live on a diet of bread, beer and sausages without dying of scurvy? I don’t get it.
I’ve been here only a couple of hours but my favorite thing in Prague so far is the Charles Bridge. It’s part of the old Royal Road, a procession route for newly crowned kings of Bohemia to travel to their castle. Here’s the view off the bridge into the Staré Město, Prague’s Old Town
The bridge is lined with statues and joins the Old Town and the Mala Strana, the Lesser Town where the castle resides.
The sun sets directly over Mala Strana and shines through these gorgeous gates on either side of the bridge
So far, Prague is pretty cool. More tomorrow.