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Let's kick off our tour of Prague pictures with this snap of Bret checking out the Bourbon Bar (Est, 2014) in the hotel lobby. He was unimpressed with the options, by the way.

Let’s kick off our tour of Prague pictures with this snap of Bret checking out the Bourbon Bar (Est, 2014) in the hotel lobby. He was unimpressed with the options, by the way.

You may or may not remember this, but we had a very small amount of time in Prague. The train schedule meant that we arrived at 7:30 Sunday morning and had to leave by 3 pm the next day. This meant that — unlike in other cities — there were no naps.

We had to see as much as possible with the time we had.

So here’s a list of 6 things we saw in Prague on our whirlwind tour — you know, in case you only have 12 hours there next week.

  • The Astronomical Clock and Tower.

If I learned one thing in Prague, it’s that they really like their clock. And it’s cool! Even cooler than crowding around the clock is paying the money to go into the clock tower. Panoramic views of the city await you!

Here I am, enjoying the clock with 387 of my closest friends.

Here I am, enjoying the clock with 387 of my closest friends.

It's so accurate! And so old!

It’s so accurate! And so old!

Inside the tower.

Inside the tower.

Enjoying the views.

Enjoying the views.

  • The Square.

We really lucked out on our timing here because the square in Old Town was just starting up its Christmas market. We watched a performer playing “Name That Tune” with the crowd, met some new horsey friends and ate a delicious pastry. Very cool.

View of the square from the tower.

View of the square from the tower.

  • Our Lady Upon Tyn.

Here’s this church:

Now, try and tell me that you wouldn't feel pretty grand if this were your parish.

Now, try and tell me that you wouldn’t feel pretty grand if this were your parish.

You should go, obviously. Perhaps to their 9 pm Sunday Mass. Because that’s right up my alley.

  • St. Vitus Cathedral.

St. Vitus Cathedral is located in the castle complex. Honestly, as far as I’m concerned, it was the best part of the whole castle experience. The windows are absolutely incredible and well worth the price of the ticket.

An Altar.

An Altar.

A statue.

A statue.

Window.

Window.

Here it is.

Here it is.

Consider the fact that this was all built by hand.

Consider the fact that this was all built by hand.

The exterior.

The exterior.

Window.

Window.

Another exterior shot.

Another exterior shot.

  • The Prague Castle.

Look you gotta go because you’re in Prague and it’s part of the authentic Praha experience. However, the castle itself is kind of underwhelming.

The sidewalks were really fabulous, though.

The sidewalks were really fabulous, though.

  • A Crystal and Garnet Shop.
This isn't a parcel of garnets, but can we talk for a minute about how adorably well wrapped my books are? I haven't even wanted to open them yet.

This isn’t a parcel of garnets, but can we talk for a minute about how adorably well wrapped my books are? I haven’t even wanted to open them yet.

Earrings.

Earrings.

Because what’s the point of going to a country where the garnets are cheap if no one will buy you any?

 

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