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Prague tales

Meet our newest friend Pinu, the Pinocchio. High quality hand carved dolls and high quality entertainment shows.
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Astronomical clock that has been showing time since 14010. At every turn of the hour, there comes a cock and few other little people from the top of the clock - the cock makes a screeching noise, little people take turns to say hello and that's it... that's the grant performance. But the clock is a beauty, real beauty.
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Nights are romantic. Take a walk by river Vltava. Hold hands. Soak in the city.
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Budapest tales

Beautiful view of Prague from the Buda Castle.... construction from Habsburg era still stands tall.
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Judapest: Three Jewish communities; three separate Synagogues....Here is the big one. Theodor Herzl: the visionary behind Israel was born not too far from here.
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A priest who saved Jewish babies. He put them under foster-care in Catholic families. Had he not done that just in time, these thousands of babies would have been on a train to Auschwitz as well - just like their parents. Look carefully and you will see a baby hidden under his coat in the sculpture.
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Iron shoes by river Danube: to remember the Jews shot and thrown into frozen river by the Hungarian fascists… Roses: to remember that response to pain is love.
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What can you do with a ruined building? Turn it into a bar! Lots of excellent Ruin Bars in Budapest.
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Hey... a big ferris wheel - did they copy London Eye?
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Beautiful Budapest seems even more beautiful when you enjoy this rose-shaped ice-cream at Gelato Rosa. :)
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