"GOLDEN PRAGUE WITH MY BEST FRIEND" Prague by Sininen

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THE FLIGHT WAS SCHELUDED TO TAKE 2 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES BUT WE LANDED IN PRAGUE (PRAHA IN BOTH CZECH AND FINNISH LANGUAGES) AFTER 1 HOUR AND 50 MINUTES AND YET WE FELT THAT IT TOOK SUCH A LONG TIME. WE GOT OUR LUGGAGE AND FOUND THE GUIDE AND SOON SAT ON THE BUS TO OUR HOTEL.

FIRST WE DROPPED SOME PASSENGERS TO THE HOTEL, WHICH WE HAD THOUGHT OF BOOKING FIRST, BECAUSE IT WAS 60 EUROS CHEAPER BUT NOW THAT WE SAW HOW FAR FROM THE CITY CENTRE IT WAS WE WERE GLAD WE DECIDED TO PAY MORE FOR THE MORE CENTRALLY LOCATED ACCOMMODATION. EVERYTHING IN PRAGUE WAS SO GREEN. THE TREES HAD SMALL LEAVES AND MANY OF THEM WERE IN FULL BLOOM: WHITE, YELLOW, RED, PINK. SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! ALREADY THEN MY FRIEND SAID THAT SHE LOVED PRAGUE, WHICH MADE ME HAPPY, BECAUSE I HAD HAD MY DOUBTS. IT?S HARD TO KNOW WHAT SHE LIKES AND WHAT SHE DOESN'T LIKE.

AS I HAVE BEEN TO PRAGUE BEFORE BACK IN SEPTEMBER 1992 WHEN IT WAS STILL PART OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA I KNEW I WOULD LOVE IT AND I WAS CURIOUS TO SEE HOW MUCH IT HAD CHANGED. OUR HOTEL, SIBELIUS, WAS ONLY TWO UNDERGROUND STATIONS FROM THE CITY CENTER AND VERY GOOD. NO WONDER THAT MY FRIEND'S DAUGHTER WHO WORKS IN THE TRAVEL AGENCY SAID THAT IT IS TOO GOOD FOR US, BECAUSE SHE KNOWS IN HOW MODEST HOTELS WE USUALLY STAY. :) WE HAD VERY LARGE LIVINGROOM/BEDROOD AND LARGE FULLY EQUIPPED KITCTHEN. THOUGH THE HOTEL WAS SITUATED CLOSE TO A BUSY A STREET AND SQUARE OF PEACE (N?MEST? MIRU) WE DIDN?T HEAR ANY SOUNDS FROM THERE. THE ONLY DISTURBANCE DURING OUR STAY WAS WHEN SOME GUESTS ARRIVED TO THE HOTEL LATE IN THE NIGHT AND HAD HAD TOO MANY DRINKS. IT ONLY HAPPENED TWICE, SO IT DIDN'T REALLY MATTER. ALL THE OTHER GUESTS IN THIS SMALL HOTEL OF 12 APARTMENTS WERE RETIRED PEOPLE AND I WAS THE YOUNGEST!

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  • Pros:Full of history, friendly people, cheap prices for Westerners
  • Cons:Crowded, commercial
  • In a nutshell:Maybe the most beautiful capital in Europe
  • Last visit to Prague: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 24, 2006
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