One of the nice things about living in Budapest is that all sorts of interesting places are just a short plane hop away. About a week ago, Chris & I went to Prague for the weekend. Prague is a wonderful town, with lots of interesting things to see.
Our hotel was in the old town, which is mainly a pedestrian only zone. Our flight on a little Czech airlines turboprop was repeatedly delayed. So we finally got into town at 2:00 AM Saturday morning. Our taxi dumped us at the edge of the pedestrian zone, and we headed off into the night with our little wheely bag bumping along the cobblestones. After wandering through twisty little alleys full of young people smoking outside bars, we finally figured out where we were supposed to be.
The next day was sunny and beautiful, so we set out to explore. The old part of the city is built along the banks of the river that we know as the Moldau, but is called the Vltava in Czech.
Guys in sailor costumes shanghai tourists to ride in little tour boats that go up and down the river. The other way tourists get around are in these funny “old cars”. They’re actually totally fake and made out of new parts.
The architecture of the old town is fascinating, and there are lots of little shops and markets to visit.
After refueling at a little café, we headed across the river, and up the hill towards the castle.
Prague is a city of art and music. There are art museums everywhere, statues in every square, and musicians playing wherever you go:
At the end of the day, we went to a restaurant called Tiskárna for a delicious meal of Czech specialities like kulajda. They had a great sommelier who explained all about the different Czech wine regions, but I’m afraid I’ve forgotten everything he taught us. I guess we’ll have to go back! Until then, we just have these pictures.