Prague, Czech Republic

I think Prague has been the most talked about destination that I’d never heard about a year ago. Over a dozen exchange students went on their spring break and I’ve constantly heard that it is the prettiest city, most quaint, etc. etc. so I decided it would be a place worth checking out. I was to meet my mother there, and she would travel with me for the next 2 weeks or so. We had 3 and a half days in Prague, so I told her to put together an itinerary (she went out and bought an entire book).

What people said was true- Prague is really majestic and beautiful. A castle looms over the whole city, which is made up of tiled roof homes, and a river splits it into two parts, each one with an old market square and plenty of churches, cobblestones, and statues.

On the other hand, thousands of other people had heard the same good things about Prague. Every attraction was full to the point of annoyance. We finally got away from the crowds when we did some day trips, but the city itself was covered with tourists ( I can’t complain too much, I am one).

We saw a castle a day on each of our full days, per Mom’s plan. She kept saying that she felt like she was in Disneyworld, and I guess I can’t argue that. The huge pastel colored buildings lining narrow streets with horse-drawn carriages on them while the sun goes down behind a castle is a pretty cool thing to experience. For us, this was a sight-seeing place, not one to just walk around and hang out in, but it was perfect for the amount of time we were there.

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