"at last..." Prague by iaint

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an ambition realised

Had many business trips to Bratislava in 90s, and always wanted to take a side trip to Prague.
However, always wanted to get home at the end of the week, and never got round to the Prague visit.
Spent 10 days on holiday in Czech Republic (South Moravia) in 2005, flying in & out of Prague, but never got into the city.
Finally got there in October 06

the Prague trip

Last minute booking, and got a good apartment near castle Monday to Friday.
Not enough time to do the city justice, but loved walking round Mala Strana, Petrin Park, Stare Mesto & castle.
Public transport excellent - used metro and tram.
Restaurants very good too - tried several Czech specialities.
Weather great for October. Too many touroids, but must have been better than in summer.

highlights

in no special order -
going to see Slavia Praha v Ceske Budejovice at Sazka Arena (ice hockey)
classical music concert at St George's Basilica
hawks & owls on display in Royal Garden
roast duck, dumplings & sauerkraut in restaurant inside castle
goulash, dumplings etc in art nouveau cafe @ City Hall
our apartment

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:architecture, weather, so much to do
  • Cons:very touristy
  • In a nutshell:well worth the visit - exceeded expectations
  • Last visit to Prague: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2006
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    We were here 5 years ago, and want to go back to the region. Nice tips and pictures

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Nice tips from your October visit to Prague! I was there last April and had a fine time. I didn't really notice any drunken Brits, but drunken Germans are also quite a pain. Otherwise it's a beautiful city, though.

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2009 at 1:02 AM

    A shame that the druken Brits have taken over such a beautiful city. Well written and nice pics, thanx for sharing!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Definately top of my favorite cities list ;-)

  • Jan 29, 2008 at 6:48 AM

    Beautiful web site! Hope to be agin in Prague! Nikos

  • TravellingSpirit's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 1:14 AM

    Prague is beautiful. I fully agree with going to Charles bridge VERY early. I was there in 2003 and I think the hen and stag nights hadn't really quite taken over then.

  • smirnofforiginal's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2007 at 12:14 PM

    hmmm, yes, hen & stag parties - same gripe as I had!

  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2007 at 7:14 AM

    Nice page! The photos on the intro page look beautiful, really autumnal.

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