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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Prague

We visited Prague, Czech Republic over a long weekend in November 2014.  It was our first trip outside of Germany.  For some reason, ever since I can remember hearing about Prague it was on my top ten places that I must visit before I die.  And you know it did not disappoint; it was amazing. The food was good, the sights breath taking and the people warm.  

Although we originally planned to do the Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) on the first day before we checked into our hotel, driving there took longer then we had planned and we were only able to walk around the grounds and did not do a tour. We will have to go back to take a tour some time.  FYI:  Prague is only 2 hour away from our home so if you need a place to stay close to Prague and we have a spare bedroom for you to stay in.  Hint.  Hint.

One of the Towers at Prague Castle
Cathedral of St. Vitus


The Good King Wenceslas was the King here in Prague. 

The view from Castle hill

The John Lennon Wall
This wall is located at Velkopřevorské náměstí 100 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic.  In the 1980's it was covered with graffiti of John Lennon and Beatles song quotes targeted against the Communist Regime.  We just made it to see it with great street art because on 17 November 2014 the wall was painted white to remember the 25th year of the velvet revolution, which was the end of communism in Czech Republic and the building of a parliamentary republic.
Lots of Love (locks)
King Charles Bridge
Statue of John of Nepomuk: he was thrown into the river Vitava by King Wenceslas because his wife went to confession to him and John would not tell the king what her confession was.
Jewish Quarter Cemetery

Half a Duck and bread dumplings
So apparently the bread dumplings are a Czech thing, but they are not that good; they just tasted like bread with stale pieces of old bread in them. Bread and stale bread...tasty.
Refreshing Diet Coke (coke light)

I found a defender 90!!

Trdelnik: a round cake with almond and sugar on the outside.  It is good!

The high tech elevator to the top of the astronomical clock
I think that when I heard about the astronomical clock I always wanted to visit it.
View of Prague from the clock tower
The astronomical clock in the daytime. See a youtube video of it here.
.The Old Town Square with the Church of our Lady before Tyn.

We will definitely be back to Prague!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Neuschwanstein, Fussen, and Garmish

In the last week of October 2014, Bavaria Dentac had a dental conference in Garmish Germany.  We thought that we would start the weekend before the conference and take a trip to the famous Neuschwanstein castle.  We took a tour of the King Ludwig;s boyhood home, the Schloss Hohenschwangau, and then the next day we walked around the outside of Neuschwanstein.

 Neuschwanstein, this castle was built by King Ludwig II who started building it in 1869. 



We stayed the night in Fussen Germany that is situated on Lake Forggensee.

We hiked up to the Marienbrucke (Mary's bridge) to see the castle from a better view.  There were a lot love locks all over the bridge.



This is a pic of the gorge at Garmish.  This was such a fun hike!
So I love Jeeps and Defender 90's so here are some awesome pic!  Enjoy!
It was so nice being in the mountains again!!