“Remember to take Notes when on Guided Tour”

A couple of posts on Facebook a while back had me thinking of my time in Prague, back in 2005. My Husband and I had visited there for three very short days after spending much of our time with friends in Austria, and travelling in and out of Germany and Switzerland. We both fell in love with the feel of Prague, its quaint picturesque streets, and buildings old and heavy, that could tell stories to make your hair curl.  Being early December it was cold and early snow now glittered on street corners and roofs of buildings, if you could see that high.  A brisk morning walk from our hotel on cobbled streets, in the heart of the city, on Wenceslas Square (yeah I felt like I was in a Hans Christen Andersen story), with the National Museum at one end, heading towards the Old Town Square in the other direction, we joined the bustle of shoppers buying hot pastry’s and stopped to take photos of the huge blue Christmas tree.  Jewellery in shop windows seemed twice as large and twice as cheap, to me.  Our walking guide, a young uni guy in broken English beckoned us to follow him after explaining the old square, with its Town Hall, Astronomical Clock and Tyn Church, we crossed the Charles Bridge, visited the castle and all the while our young guide kept up a stream of information, while I clicked away, often running to keep up with him.  Back across the bridge and standing outside the old University, he then asked us questions on what he had been showing us, both to ensure we understood him, and also to check if we were taking in what he had been saying.  Red faced at not being able to answer a few of his questions, I then continued with the rest of the guided tour with pen and notebook out and less of the clicking camera…

I am sure he intends to be a professor when he graduates…


This is made of books situated in the foyer of the university.  By pearing into the center a mirror situated on the floor gives the impression you are tetering on the edge and peering way down the tower below of books….. scary!



About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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10 Responses to “Remember to take Notes when on Guided Tour”

  1. Prague is one place I still have on my list! Thanks for sharing. More pictures? Food?

  2. Whoa! That’s a lot of books! I don’t blame you for not totally listening. It’s really great to see new things! 😉

  3. Catherine Johnson says:

    That is top on my list of always wanted to go there. It looks lovely!

  4. Always have wanted to go to Prague. That some stack of books!

  5. cassam101 says:

    Next time ,pay attention! We can get direct flights to Prague so we’ve been talking about taking a week end trip so I found this interesting. It would be great to see more photos..please… and is the food good?

  6. Wow, direct flights, how lucky! Oh I have tons of photos and info, where do I begin…..lol. Food is not bad if I can remember. Love their pastries.

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