Vacation

European Vacation Day 12 Prague, Czech Republic

Today we went on a walking tour of Prague. We visited the Astronomical Clock, walked across the Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Prague Castle.

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The Absynthe Bar on the 1st floor of our apartment.
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The world-famous Astronomical Clock.
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Absynthe spoon collection.
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Absynthe.
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Close-up of the Astronomical Clock.
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The Charles Bridge.
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The Prague Castle.
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Exterior of the St. Vitus Cathedral.
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The entrance to the St. Vitus Cathedral.
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Inside the St. Vitus Cathedral.
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Another interesting Absynthe place in the town square.

European Vacation Day 11 Prague, Czech Republic

We took the train into Prague today, I was so tired today that I almost passed out. Instead of sightseeing, I opted to stay in the apartment tonight, drink hot tea and do laundry. The only sightseeing I had today was from the train station to the apartments that we rented.

The apartment buildings typically look like this in Prague.
The apartment buildings typically look like this in Prague.
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Datail of the building above.
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This is the view from our apartment.

 

European Vacation Day 10 Budapest, Hungary

Today we went on the hop-on hop-off Budapest city bus and boat tour. We visited the Castle District, the Citadel, all of the major monuments and then cruised on the Danube River at night. When we got back to the hotel, we entered a catholic church at the end of mass. The church was beautiful.

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The church in the Castle District.
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Lunch was cheese soup in a bread bowl with a beer at Miró Cafe in the Castle District.
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Castle District.
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View from the castle.
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Castle District.
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The boat cruise at night on the Danube River.
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The Parliament as seen from the boat at night.
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Franciscan Church which is one block from our hotel.
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Franciscan Church.

European Vacation Day 9 Budapest, Hungary


Today we checked into a suite at the Hotel Danubius Astoria in Budapest. We got on a hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour and it started to rain after the tour was over so we came back to our hotel. We plan on sightseeing tomorrow.

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View from our suite in Budapest.
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The inside of our hotel (Hotel Danubius Astoria).
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A castle that we are visiting tomorrow.
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The money that is used in Budapest.
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The buildings in Budapest are very detailed, this building is so amazing! I plan on going back to this hotel tomorrow for a closer look.

European Vacation Day 8 Frankfurt, Germany

Departed from Cologne to Frankfurt. Spent the day in old town Frankfurt and visited St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral. Had a good beer & hotdog for Oktöberfest!

Our hotdogs and beer.
Our hotdogs and beer.
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Old town Frankfurt.
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The buildings in the town square.
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St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral.
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Inside the cathedral.
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Death of the Virgin 1434-38.
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Gorgeous alter relief sculpture.
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Beautiful sculpture.
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Oktöberfest in Frankfurt!

European Vacation Day 7 Cologne, Germany

We are still in Cologne, Germany. Today we visited the inside of the Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) and afterwards went on a one and a half-hour sightseeing bus tour of the city. It rained all day so after our tour we came back to the hotel to get our laundry washed before our departure tomorrow.

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Inside Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral), a beautiful gothic cathedral at the center of town.
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This is a beautiful building that I saw one street over from our hotel. It was so tall, I couldn’t fit it in my phone’s camera viewer.
The view from our room at Hotel Lyskirchen.
The view from our room at Hotel Lyskirchen.