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Some of my favorite shots taken in Prague

In random order.

The walk down from Prague Castle to Charles Bridge, the colours of autumn.

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

One of the 30 baroque (replica) statues.

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

The view of the Vltava river from the bridge.

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Charles bridge in the background.

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

As the sky slowly turns dark. Interestingly, this shot brings about the memory of a bunch of rowdy teenagers who were saying hi to random people on the road as drove past in a limousine.

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Unfortunately, there isn’t a shot of the bridge itself that I’m happy and willing to post. Not when they are such a far cry from this. Photo taken off the internet.

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Prague river cruise down Danube River

Taking a break from work cause my Chrome browser magically disappeared when my lappy ran out of space.

So, photos. Cruising down the Danube River (in the cold!) which bisects the city of Budapest. Buda on the right and Pest on the left. Only a couple of us were brave enough to head up to the deck to take shots of the amazing view.

The beautifully lighted Budapest Parliament on the shores of Pest.

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Blurry family shot :)

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And we ended the night with my fav Mcdees! Mcdees jeans on this super cute guy behind the counter. He didn’t speak English but was tall enough to point at the menu above while we indicated right/left and nodded vigorously when he finally pointed to the right one.

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Supper!

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Potato rings from Mcdees.

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And some beef wrap.

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Prague Castle and the Golden Lane

Prague looked amazing in photos. Mysterious shots of Charles bridge half covered in fog. Cobbled streets with beautiful medieval settings with an air of abandonment. None of which I experienced. Seems like its magical streets have been overtaken by hoards of tourists (ironically, like myself) and it feels like yet another tourist attraction. The buildings are still pretty, the bridge still exists but something is missing.

Traveling isn’t just about visiting the places of interests. The best experiences comes from wandering about, a surprise find when you’re lost and the unknown. This is also why I dislike tour packages which basically bring you from attraction to attraction without giving you a chance to sit around, observe and experience the country’s culture.

Meanwhile, I’m getting a headache from planning my upcoming trip to France which helps me to understand why many still choose tour packages. The tickets to travel within France itself are damn expensive and the places I would really love to go are not exactly accessible through public transport and I don’t really comfortable driving there. Much easier if I were to visit major cities.

Anyway, some shots taken of/in Prague Castle, in Prague (duh) capital of Czech Republic, on a sunny day.

Prague Castle in the background against the sun, the largest medieval castle complex in Europe and the ancient seat of Czech kings throughout the ages.

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St Vitus Cathedral, part of the the Prague Castle complex.

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The interiors with intricate details and displays filling every corner and every wall.

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Stained glass. Common of every cathedral in Europe.

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A quick walk through the Golden Lane. A row of brightly painted miniature houses which would be suitable for short people (me). Checking out the display of dresses from the medieval era.

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The Daliborka Tower, a famous prison named after its first inmate, Dalibor from Kozojedy.20120124-000146.jpg

And now, back to figuring out the transportation for my trip to France.

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