Program 315: Falling in Love with Madrid; Romantic Prague; Travel Kindnesses
Release Date: 02-09-2013
Local tour guides explain why Madrid and Prague are two of the most romantic cities in Europe. Plus, Rick chats with listeners who share unforgettable encounters from their travels, where the kindness of the locals — even with a language barrier — left a lasting impression.
- Federico Garcia Barroso and Javier Menor, tour guides based in Madrid
- Jana Hronkova, tour guide based in Prague
- Cameron Hewitt, co-author of the "Rick Steves Eastern Europe" guidebook (Avalon)
- Websites for tour guides Federico Garcia Barroso in Madrid and Jana Hronkova in Prague include their contact information.
- An American traveler has posted his experience buying cookies from the cloistered nuns at the Convento de Corpus Cristi in Madrid.
- The RealMadrid soccer schedule is included on its official website.
- Wikipedia has a description of each of Mucha's "Slav Epic" paintings that are now displayed at the Veletržní Palace in Prague, as well as links to various Black Light Threatre troupes, and a description of the Karel Hynek Mácha statue in Pet?ín Park in Prague .
- There are English-language websites to help you prepare for visiting the gardens of the Prague Castle and Strahov Monastery in Prague.
- Cameron recommends the terrace at the Hotel U-Prince on Prague's Old Town Square as a romantic, if pricey, place to enjoy dinner or drinks with a view.
- Wikipedia has photos, and details, on the historical architecdture of the Bund district in Shanghai.