12 June 2007

Czech Republic - Prague, the South Side

After the silent rocks and pristine forest of Prachovske and the fairy tale facades of Karlovy Vary, the expressway traffic and unrestrained graffiti of the southside of Prague was quite welcomed. Our hostel matched the height of nearby apartment buildings and overlooked the bustling Opatov station of the Prague metro system. (The rooms were just a half-star, but the breakfast was three-stars!) A modern office complex and shopping mall were within "walking" distance of the hostel, provided you were hungry for a pre-packaged deli sandwich from a full-service, 24-hour gas station.