Czech Republic from a car window and old Prague

Czech Republic is a little peculiar country. Of course, we did not have happiness to stay in it a little longer, and draw some conclusions on the basis of the days spent in it (day in Prague) is very brave, but I still try.

Since Poland, from which we entered the Czech Republic, is closer to the border began to change greatly, the transition between countries, we do not noticed. We even argued while we were driving, in Poland we are still or already in Czech Republic? Our doubts were dispelled when the pointer began to flash on Prague

The content of the article

  • 1 Where to stay in Prague
  • 2 Road tax
  • 3 Prague
  • 4 Parking in Prague
  • 5 Hostel in Prague
  • 6 Night Prague

Where to stay in Prague

Hotels in Prague is better to book in advance, so I recommend you

  • Hotel Mars Czech Republic from a car window and old Prague
  • Pension U Lilie

A bit different for the price, but both are good. And the first straight quite cheap and not in the center, and the second, on the contrary in the center next to waterfront, but more expensive. Who is more important. We decided this time spend the night in a hostel, the four of us made it even cheaper. Not forget to check for discounts on Roomguru, where you can see prices for the same hotel in different booking systems. On The example hotels above are:

  • Hotel Mars Czech Republic from a car window and old Prague
  • Pension U Lilie
  • Road tax

    Entering the Czech Republic means that you urgently need to rush to the first get a gas station and look for a mandatory subscription there payment of “road tax”, which gives you the right to freely use their excellent roads without paying them, as in others European countries, through every N-th number of km. A kind Voluntary compulsory contribution costs CZK 250 (approximately 315 rub).

    We decided not to risk and check, and what would happen if such as not to buy, although they were in the Czech Republic a little more than a day, so how pious citizens paid a subscription for 10 days (this is, unfortunately, a minimum) and proudly stuck to the glass Mandatory sticker proving our compliance. By the way there is no information about payment along the way, and if the person has not read about this on the Internet, how he finds out about it is not clear—

    Prague

    Our main and only goal this time in the Czech Republic was itself its capital, therefore with the help of our at that time still faithful to us friend-gps’a we went there and sent our wheels.

    Roads in the Czech Republic, although they are considered autobahns, have expanded to two lanes, but still slightly worse quality than in Poland, and less neat or something. But the whole fields began to meet solar panels, which could not please the eye.

    The suburbs of the Czech Republic do not say that they are very different from the Polish. The same well-kept houses, lovely courtyards, clean, neat. More often came across tiled roofs.

    Czech Republic and houses with a tiled roof Czech Republic and houses with a tiled roof

    Czech Republic and houses with a tiled roof

    The presence of the car and the treacherous disappearance of the GPS signal allows easily get lost in an unfamiliar city, which gives a wonderful the opportunity to get closer to non-tourist areas that we did in Prague. Circled on almost Moscow courtyards, rode on almost St. Petersburg embankment. Facades of buildings like in the center of our two capitals, only coloring is more fun, and very often on the roofs there are some squiggles, futeflyushki, turrets. Generally, when we walked through old Prague, we noticed how much here attention is paid (more precisely, rather, it was paid) to small details. If it is a gate, they are necessarily carved, if it is a lattice, then it is very openwork, if a lantern, then with the figure of a lion. And cobbled pavements laid out with small (5 cm diameter) pavers. So small The decorations give Prague an incomparable grace.

    Ordinary street in Prague Ordinary street in Prague

    Plain street in Prague

    Old Prague and almost St. Petersburg Quay Old Prague and almost St. Petersburg Quay

    Old Prague and almost St. Petersburg Quay

    Prague, but how similar to Moscow Prague, but how similar to Moscow

    Prague, but how similar to Moscow

    Old Prague is a nice color for houses Old Prague is a nice color for houses

    Old Prague and nice house colors

    Embankments of Prague with trinkets on the roof Embankments of Prague with trinkets on the roof

    Embankments of Prague with trinkets on the roof

    In Prague, many many roofs with such small towers In Prague, many many roofs with such small towers

    In Prague, there are many many roofs with such small towers

    Czech Republic, the center of Prague Czech Republic, the center of Prague

    Czech Republic, the center of Prague

    Unusual building in the center of Prague Unusual building in the center of Prague

    Unusual building in the center of Prague

    The center of Prague, the old city The center of Prague, the old city

    Center of Prague, the old city

    The center of Prague, the old city The center of Prague, the old city

    Center of Prague, the old city

    Prague is a romantic city Prague is a romantic city

    Prague is a romantic city

    А еще забавно было иногда встречать наши ихtrams on the streets. True, they are more new and well-groomed, as and everything, in general. We were struck by the unusually clean air in the center. Prague and pleasantly pleased bike lanes.

    In Prague, run our ..., oh - their trams In Prague, run our ..., oh - their trams

    In Prague, run our …, oh – their trams

    Bike lanes go along the embankment of the Vltava River in Prague Bike lanes go along the embankment of the Vltava River in Prague

    Bike lanes go along the embankment of the Vltava River in Prague

    Swans swim in the Vltava river, and for some reason it is believed that they go there got yourself, and not brought on purpose, because On the way, we never once observed lakes in which wild swans swim, fields on which wild deer graze in complete comfort.

    And in the center of Prague in the river Vltava swans-beggars are swimming And in the center of Prague in the river Vltava swans-beggars are swimming

    And in the very center of Prague in the Vltava river swim swans beggars

    And in the center of Prague in the river Vltava swans-beggars are swimming And in the center of Prague in the river Vltava swans-beggars are swimming

    And in the very center of Prague in the Vltava river swim swans beggars

    I know that if I do not write about it myself, it will definitely appear in the comments, therefore, I’ll make a reservation that in the Vltava River in Prague, along with swans was seen baby car seat. Story, true, silent as it got there.

    And how nice to go to a clean public toilet in the center city and in English to talk with the worker sitting there. Trifle but how convenient!

    The same toilet in which we had a nice chat with us in English The same toilet in which we had a nice chat with us in English

    The same toilet in which we had a nice chat in English

    Embankment of the Vltava River and an unusual sculpture on the wall Embankment of the Vltava River and an unusual sculpture on the wall

    Embankment of the Vltava River and an unusual sculpture on the wall

    Embankment of the Vltava River, the center of Prague Embankment of the Vltava River, the center of Prague

    Embankment of the Vltava River, the center of Prague

    In Prague, “Shame” (“Pozor”) on every corner almost! Every departure a car is a “shame”, every sharp turn is also a “shame”, everywhere, in general, where attention is needed. In terms of language was still observed “echo of Poland” – in some places we were more willing to answer in Russian than in English.

    One of One of

    One of the “disgraces” of Prague

    As far as I am allowed to judge my modest knowledge of history, The Czech Republic was never part of the USSR (unless it belonged to soc. camp). And it is not entirely clear why then throughout the city along with the traditional local can be found and purely “Russian” and “Soviet” souvenirs in the form of nesting dolls, earflaps, sickle and hammer and similar symbols? And yours and ours, it turns out.

    By the way, there are a lot of ours here! Just enough to stop somewhere in old Prague and listen – it won’t take a couple of minutes, How to hear the Russian language!

    And in Prague they know us. And in Prague they know us.

    And in Prague, they know and honor us.

    Parking in Prague

    The disease of any large city is a problem with parking. in some places in the center, while on the pedestrian’s holy territory (pavement) motorists do not encroach and cars do not put on him, as we have. AT our hostel frightened us that, they say, if we leave the car for the night with foreign numbers just outside taken away and cleaned, and if we do not leave anything valuable in the car, all the same, in the morning we will find her with the lock broken or broken glass I did not want to risk it, so we found an inexpensive and at the very least secure parking.

    Hostel in Prague

    Pleasantly pleased with the cost of hostels in Prague. First thought in hotel to spend the night, but passed by the hostel and decided to go to look. In the end, we got a very cheap (10 euro per person) room, but very cozy and cute. In the morning you can even make breakfast on one of the two kitchens, in the hall – free internet, albeit on a very brake computers. Generally, this is an old converted residential building. On floor two apartments, each of which has three rooms and two shower with toilets. Plus he was right outside the waterfront.

    Hall of our hostel in Prague Hall of our hostel in Prague

    Hall of our hostel in Prague

    One of the kitchens in our hostel in Prague One of the kitchens in our hostel in Prague

    One of the kitchens in our hostel in Prague

    Night Prague

    Old Prague at night deserves special attention and a separate articles, perhaps. All beautiful carved buildings masterfully are highlighted, and as a result of mixing fabulous architecture and different saturation of light is an extraordinary sight, on which you can admire forever!

    The center of Prague, the magical Prague Castle in the evening The center of Prague, the magical Prague Castle in the evening

    Center of Prague, magical Prague Castle in the evening

    Evening romance in Prague. Evening romance in Prague.

    Evening Prague Castle in Prague.

    The unusual lighting of old Prague Unusual illumination of old Prague

    The unusual lighting of old Prague

    Old Prague in the evening, Charles Bridge Old Prague in the evening, Charles Bridge

    Old Prague in the evening, Charles Bridge

    Amazing uncle who played on glasses with water. Old Prague, Charles Bridge. Amazing uncle who played on glasses with water. Old Prague, Charles Bridge.

    Amazing uncle, who played on glasses with water. Old Prague, The Charles Bridge.

    Streets of old Prague in the evening Streets of old Prague in the evening

    Streets of old Prague in the evening

    The center of Prague, the old town in the evening The center of Prague, the old town in the evening

    The center of Prague, the old town in the evening

    But we only had one day planned in Prague, so the next morning we moved again to our independent euro-trip.

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