On your stroll through the Charles Bridge, at Prague, Czech Republic, you would find tourists patting a pretty dog cast in gold. This is at the foot of the oldest statue on the bridge, that of St. John of Nepomuk. History says that the Saint was thrown off the bridge in 1393 where he drowned and his loyal dog followed his master into the rier. It is believed that rubbing it ensures good fortune and a safe return back inside the city of Prague. I didnt want to take my chances of dying on foreign land so I obliged by jumping in the bandwagon myself!