A dual history,
Soviet; Western Europe,
Melting into one.
I think it must have been 2003 when I visited Prague, on a school music trip. These were always really fun - playing concerts and sightseeing in new places.
I don't have very clear memories of my trip to the Czech Republic, unfortunately. I do remember being a little surprised by just how many Soviet-style big grey industrial-looking buildings there were, and with that being somewhat at odds with what others were saying about how beautiful Prague is. Though the city centre is of course very pretty. No doubt I'll need to go back someday to get a better idea.