Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Trip Part 1: Prague

The first place we explored on our trip was Prague. Everyone raved about this place when they heard we were going. And it lived up to it. Very beautiful city. Though, I found it to be very much like all the other European cities I've been to. Not any more "eastern-y" or something.

We stayed at an Airbnb hosted by some lovely people who sat us down as soon as we arrived and told us everything to do and how to get everywhere. The apartment was big with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and even an attic loft with beds should we have happened to have kids with us! That night we walked to a restaurant and had our first Czech food and it was awesome.

The first day we had a private tour guide pick us up at our apartment. She drove us around to several different places and told us all sorts of things. We got a sneak peek at the famous castle compound, walked across the famous Charles Bridge, and ended up at Old Town Square where we saw the astrological clock do its thing.

Later that afternoon we took a boat ride on the river and then went home early to deal with jet lag!

The second day we meet another tour guide at the castle where we spent four hours going in and out of all the buildings there, the cathedral, the quaint little village street, the old medieval ballroom, and etc. We found a lovely place to eat that afternoon and wandered around a funky garden before we headed back to rest.

Later on that evening we walked down Wenceslas Square and learned about how communism rule ended with a famous demonstration there.

Our third day we went back to Old Town Square and walked around on our own, reading from Rick Steves book. We took a horse and buggy ride and finally got a chimney ice cream treat. We ended up in the Jewish Quarter were we saw the oldest synagogue in Europe (I think) and some kosher pizza.

Here's a few pictures to illustrate:

It's meat and potatoes and bacon and cheese.

The street our apartment was on.

The view from our apartment to the hotel across from us.

A view of the city.

Snazzy palace guard!

Hearing stories from our tour guide while on Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge

The famous view of Prague

The astronomical clock

The view of the bridge from the water.

St. Vitus Cathedral

The little village street in the palace/castle compound

The funky garden with strange rock formations.

The typical look of buildings on Wenceslas Square.

Hiring a horse and buggy at Old Town Square

View of the city from our buggy ride.

Old city tower

The oldest Jewish synagogue

Inside the synagogue.
It was a lovely start to the trip! Up next, Vienna!


  1. I feel like a lot of Europe is the same but since I love it so much I don't mind.

  2. Sounds fun! Love the pictures so I can live vicariously through your adventures.

  3. I have been to Prague- once, for a conference. I saw the clock tower and the cathedral- your photos sure brought back memories. I had completely forgotten the garden with the strange lumpy shapes until I saw the picture. How could I have forgotten! It was so unique. Thanks for jogging my memory.

    1. Jeane: I'm so surprised you also went to that garden! It was like a secret garden with a secret door! Our tour guide directed us there and I'm still amazed we actually found it. LOL!

  4. We found it by accident. I remember either finding a placard that described the story behind the garden, or looking it up when we were back at our hotel, but I don't recall what it said now!



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