:: Kelinci Series : Eastern Europe : pt 25 ::
Thank you for stopping by the 25th episode of the “Kelinci Series” as we move right along with catching up with our 2-eared miscreant rabble-rouser.. although it’s been several months since we’ve last checked in with our globe trotting friend, he has lots to share with us. Our last check-in saw Kelinci reporting from South America, now we catch up with our cotton-tailed contact in Eastern Europe.
First we catch a glimpse of our friend taking in some water luxury in Budapest, Hungary. Swimmin’ time! Bath-houses have been a part of Hungarian culture for centuries, and Kelinci was definitely not going to miss an opportunity to get a nice soak! Here he is visiting Szechenyi Bathhouse, one of the most famous and iconic bathing venues in the city and the largest of its kind in Europe. The complex dates back to 1913 and has 3 massive outdoor pools and 15 indoor pools, ranging in temps from 110(F) in the hot tubs all the way down to 55(F) in the fridgidarium. BRrrR!!
Kelinci taking a late afternoon break along the Danube River, Prague
Above we see Kelinci in Josefov, the Jewish Quarter of Prague. This is considered one of Prague’s world-renowned popular historic districts. The Jewish people’s history in the city dates back to as far as the 10th century and to this day still holds some of the region’s oldest standing structures, including the Old Jewish Cemetery and the gothic-style “Old New” synagogue, which dates back to the 13th century and is the oldest operating synagogue in Eastern Europe. The neighborhood was also home to famed Franz Kafka, who was born and raised in various locales around the area
Kelinci at St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague – considered one of the largest and most important churches in the country, it has its early roots seated in the early 900’s A.D., but the present day Gothic architectural portions of the site residing in the 1300’s.
Whilst in Budapest, a city known for its nightlife, Kelinci thoroughly enjoyed taking in some libations in the Kerts or “Ruin Pubs” – which are unique pubs that started springing up around the 70’s or 80’s in abandoned, dilapitaed tenements in the Old Jewish Quarter, and now there are dozens around town. The Kerts are known for their eclectic, bohemian character and decor and attract revelers by the hundreds every weekend. Above Kelinci takes in a view of Parliament in Budapest.
Below is what happens when you order a “Czech Snack” in Prague.
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