Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Abstractboy is now on his first last night in a place. Prague hsd been lovely, but short. It is so unusual to be in and feel for a new place, yet know at the same time that you will be thrust into another place again the next day. But the surreal and abnormal is perhaps the whole point of this experience. The theme of situe is one that Abstractboy often considers - how things are in and out of their situe, how people react, why people react, and why some things remain constat=nt, whatever or wherever their situation.
Prague has proven some interesting ideas, but let us not let these faux-sociological observations distract from the fact that Prague is a very interesting city. Abstractboy was not previously aware of Prague's position in the Art Nouveau movement. The influences are everywhere to be seen - twisted cast iron balconies, delicate pastel murals on buildings and of course - l'absinthe. Abstractboy and ben sampled some of the green fairy - spoon, sugar, matches and all! The Czech Republic is one of only five countries in the world where the potent Woodworm (hallucogenic) is legally allowed in it. Sadly, no such effects were experienced - although Abstractboy did feel rather detached and distant, as opposed to merely drunk.
Though Abstractboy doesn't want this whole trip to be an alcohol experiment, he is quite looking forwrd to trying honey vodka in Krakow (where he is typing this up).
Thak you for site! You had a very interesting trip! I have been to Prague! And I enjoyed trip very much! Prague is a city of unique and awesome beauty! I know that the historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites!
Find in Prague accommodation is not a problem! The best way is to search in Internet! In Prague a lot of hotels, hostel and pensions, so you can find accommodation for your budget! The prime-time to visit Prague is in the high season (April to October), around Christmas and New Year as well as for a weekend or at the time of public holiday!
There are not many places in the world, about which I can say I love them. I have to confess, that Prague is ONE of those. I recently visited the City of Prague, also known as “the golden city of spires” on Vltava River. I found Prague very attractive, and the thousand-year history was visible particularly in the architecture. The touristy Old Town, the Prague Castle, the Little Quarter and the Jewish Town made a deep impression on me with beautiful medieval, gothic- and baroque-style churches and renaissance residential Prague property, museums, cafes and theaters. One could wander through the meandering streets of Prague for days in a row and continuously discover hidden alleyways and unique views.