First off, sorry about the delay getting this last post up! I was at Pete Keen's wedding, and the preparations took up all my blogging time.
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Thursday was a good day to visit Prague's New Town. Although it's new by comparison to the Old Town, it's still full of beautiful old buildings.
By this point I'd burst a blister on my foot and wasn't moving too fast. Still, I had time to visit the National Museum as well as the Museum Of Communism. I eventually made it down the river a ways to see the Dancing House, as well.
I woke up Wednesday morning feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy this wonderful gem of Europe. After breakfast, the first order of business was to move my stuff over to my new new hotel (making reservations at the last minute meant I couldn't find one place with vacancies all my remaining nights). It was a bit of a hike, but soon enough I was off and sightseeing!
I'd decided to split my remaining 3 days in Prague into 3 sections of town: Wednesday in the Old Town, Thursday in the New Town, and Friday in the Small and Castle Quarters. This plan worked well, and things were mostly uneventful on Wednesday. I walked across the Charles Bridge, visited the Museum Of Medieval Torture (somewhat disappointing) and walked through the Jewish Quarter.
There's not much else to say, but as always be sure to check out my pictures from the day!
Waking up late Tuesday morning, I resolved to simply head home. The desk was somewhat flummoxed to see me checking out early, but I needed my medicine, so I was resolute--or desperate, take your pick. I headed down the hill to the tram. I'd picked up a couple extra transit tickets at the hospital the day before, so I was able to jump on and head towards town.
Upon waking on my second day in Prague, I resolved to just stick things out and try to enjoy the city without my medicine. I headed down the hill and found the tram, but no ticket machine. Some days later I would realize I should have been looking for the subway, not the tram, and if I'd found the subway I would've found a ticket machine. At the time, all I knew was I couldn't get a ticket.
I took a trip to Prague! I've been wanting to visit Europe for some time, and Prague seemed like a great entree to the continent. It's not very well-known in the US, but is actually the 6th most-visited city in Europe. Largely untouched by the world wars, it retains architecture and infrastructure dating back to the middle ages. The Nazis occupied the city, but didn't destroy the Jewish Quarter. Later the Soviets took control, but mostly limited their defilements to the outer boroughs. Horrors were certainly committed in the area, but were apparently limited to the humans, leaving the structures intact.
Wow, when I write it out like that, it sounds incredibly ghoulish. Let's say instead that it preserves tangible remembrances of Europe's history, and change the subject.