Photo of the Week 8 – Ceremonial change of the guards

PotW 008 - Prague

We were lucky to catch the ceremonial change of the guards at the Prague Castle. The ceremony is pretty interesting to watch since the whole military orchestra is involved. This picture was taken while the guards with their banners were going back from the castle gates to the barracks.  The change happens every hour, but the ‘long’ ceremony is at noon. If you find yourself in the castle district before noon be sure to witness this Czech tradition.

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Location: Prague, Czech Republic

 

 

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Bratislava: Crappy weather, great coffee

Bratislava: Crappy weather, great coffee

We were thrown out of the bus like we were supposed to work on a farm. It was a little after 7am and after the whole night in the bus on our way to Prague we had mixed feelings about getting outside. It was cold, it was early and we were exhausted from the trip, but there was also a positive side. We have just arrived into a new city and could use some exercise and a cup of coffee. That last one was an absolute must and, as it turned out, the highlight of the city. Continue reading