Choir "Lane moje" in front of Embassy of SCG
Few days before we went to our excursion in Prague there was a Eurovision song contest in Istanbul and our representative Zeljko Joksimovic won the second place with a hit song "Lane moje". When my friends and I saw embassy of our country we started to sing Zeljko's song in front of it. I think that was just a tiny moment of our proud with our members success mixed with a little bit nostalgia :)
THE STORCH HOUSE
Located on the south side of Old Town Square, on Staromestske Namesti, is THE STORCH HOUSE. The neo-renaissance house has beautiful frescoes decorating the face of the building. Note the late 19th -century frescoe of St. Wenceslas on horse-back.
How to drink an absinthe
And most popular way to drink an absinthe shot is a tricky concoction to put together when you get to the 3rd or 4th one, but its worth a try at the beginning at least.
Generally the bartender will set you up with the right equipment, but if not, you will basically need the shot, a spoon(actually fork works very well too and sugar cubes and matches.
lightly soak the sugar cubes in absinthe and light them up. once they start to carmelize, drop them into the glass of absinthe, and letter drop down yer throat.
The more traditional way is to pour cold water over the sugar cubes so that they dissolve into the absinthe. This actually helps change the taste so its not so pungent.
Any way, you do it, have fun and be careful! You could lose an ear like Van Gogh!;)
The ancient citadel of Vysehrad (High Castle) offers some of the finest views of the city. Located a few kilometers south of the Old Town, Vysehrad was built in the 10th Century. It towers high over the Vlatava and offers scenic views of the river and Prague Castle. Some of the key sites at Vysehrad include the Tabor Gate, St Martin's Rotunda, St Peter and St Paul's Church, the cemetery, and the Western Bastions which offer the best views.
This was a great side trip from the city to a quiet area virtually free of tourists in the winter. There is no entrance fee!
To get to Vysehrad, take the metro Red Line to Vysehrad station and walk west a few hundred meters through a residential area to the Tabor Gate.
Great views over Prague
To get yourself up to the lookout point which is adorned by a scaled down version of the Eiffel Tower, either walk up or take the funicular railway (valid as a public transport so free with your travel pass) It climps up from Ujezd station every 10-15min daily 9.15am-8.45pm except of course on the day I wanted to go up!!
So I sent Rich to the top to snap some shots for VT whilst I stayed on more solid warmer ground. At the top there is a mirror maze which is great for kids. Walking up gives you a clear view of the Hunger wall which the Communists hailed as a great public work which provided employment for the ranks of the citys destitute, but was in fact paid for by expropriation of Jewish property.
There is a lovely rose garden laid out in front of the observatory but obviously no blooms in the cold.