I Want To ‘Go With Oh’ to Prague!

03.April 2012

'Go With Oh' Contest

I’m embarrassed to admit that I know next-to-nothing about Prague. Other than it sounds all ‘old-worldy’ and must be filled with all kinds of great architecture. I imagine foggy street-scapes, imposing town squares and church spires. I actually had to look up which country it’s in. Embarrassing. (The Czech Republic…I’ll save you the time…’cause you were going to look it up too…right?)

Foggy Prague

See...like this. All 'old-worldy' and foggy.

Photo Credit: kiwi vic

Turns out it is all old-worldy and filled with great architecture. And of course I already knew that Czech beer is some of the best in the world so, that seals it, I have to go!

Our first stop would take a care of the ‘old worldy architecture’ and ‘great beer’ part of the tour:

Dating back to the 9th century the Prague Castle definitely falls in the category of ‘old’ and its history of occupation, liberation, and habitation qualifies it as ‘worldy’. A tour of this castle and its varying architecture styles would surely work up a thirst.

Prague Castle

Photo Credit: Sam and Ian

Which is good because the Strahov Monastic Brewery is just down the road. With its own history dating to the 17th century and a tasty St. Norberts Ale it would be the perfect place to finish off the day.

Strahov Monastic Brewery, Prague

Photo Credit: Al S

It’s not the Eiffel Tower (because then we’d be in Paris wouldn’t we?) but the Petrin Lookout Tower is worth a visit for the incredible views of the city from the top. The best part is that there is a funicular we can ride to the top in case we had too many beers the night before. I love funiculars because it’s always much easier to ride to the top of a hill rather than walking and because it has FUN in its name – how could you not love them!?

Petrin Tower, PraguePhoto Credit: Vlastula

The giant Metronome may not be as historied as other parts of Prague but it definitely fits the quirky and cool factors on the list of things to visit. I love public art and the weirder the better. What could be weirder than a giant music counting machine?

Prague MetronomePhoto Credit: http: macskafarok

And if we’re going to be keeping time then we should visit the Astronomical Clock to watch the march of Christ and his disciples every hour. I wonder if all twelve march every hour or if only the correct number per hour march? I’ll let you know!

Prague Astronomical ClockPhoto Credit: kainet

So I was serious when I said that I knew nothing about Prague but, after researching it a bit to see what I would get up to, I can say that Prague is definitely on my list whether I am the next ‘Go With Oh’ guest blogger or not.

**You could win 500 Euros of accommodation with Go With Oh to see Prague yourself!! They’re also giving a way an iPad, a Panasonic Lumix Camera, and 500 Euro of Samsonite Luggage.**

 

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4 Responses to “I Want To ‘Go With Oh’ to Prague!”

  1. Carmel Says:

    Prague and the Czech Republic has long been on my list to see. My grandmother’s family is all from the Czech Republic and I’ve heard some stories about it. Can’t wait!
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  2. Ali Says:

    I loved Prague! But if you’re there in the fall or winter, make sure you dress warm and bring a coat! Although, you’re from Canada so I imagine you can handle the temps better than I did in late November.

    Good luck with the contest!
    Ali recently posted..Melbourne in 10 Days – How Much I Spent

  3. Gillian Says:

    Of course you do Ali – that’s where you first ‘met’ Andy! It would be September so we’ll be sure to dress for the fall weather.
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  4. Glenda J Says:

    Love it there… would love to go back. Hope you get to go there some day… you will love it too.