After leaving Auschwitz we had a 5 hour drive to Prague. The drive went fine. We decided to splurge a bit in Prague so we checked into our hotel — more about this later.
We got a recommendation for a nice dinner place from the front desk and headed out for a bite. Good typical Czech food — meat with a side of meat and potatoes.
We had a very nice dinner — meat on a kabob for 2 with potatoes. After we finished and were ready to leave, I asked for the check. The waiter answered “Yes, may I help you?” Hmmm interesting.
We got going again early this morning. Armed with a city map and many recommendations from the front desk, we marched forth to the walled city at the top of the hill. (just past the starbucks)
It is a very nice place. The height of the walled city make for a beautiful panorama of Prague and the central square of the city is pretty stunning.
We found a spot to stop and rest after climbing up to the walled city. There is a hidden message in the picture — see if you can find it.
After a rest we walked around the city and took in the sights. As usual, street musicians, Statues and the castle guards.
What I thought was some medieval cage for misbehaving commoners just turned out to be a well with a cage over it. Note JoAnn behind the cage looking like a misbehaving commoner.
We walked through the archways and we saw St. Vitus Cathedral. This was another spectacular example of a cathedral as you can see.
This is a very tall cathedral — the flying buttresses we so high and the roads so narrow I could barely see them. Inside the cathedral was spectacular as well.
After this, we walked down to through the town and looked around a bit — here are some general shots.
Then we went to the Monks library, which again was pretty special. These rooms are really big which does not really come through in the pictures.
After a special afternoon beer that was prepared by the monks (one of them 16% alcohol) we continued to the KGB museum. The guy there was pretty funny and had many anecdotes about Russia in the 30’s-60’s. Lots of old devices and stories. Pretty fun. JoAnn guarded the place for us.
We are going out to a Mozart – Dvorzak concert this evening. But before I quit this incredibly long blog, let me tell you about our hotel:
This is a refurbished Castle at the foot of the hill of the wall city. The outside is beautifully redone.
Our Room is really nice as you can see with real glass chandeliers and a giant bathroom.
Here you can see the common area and the spa.
Living like a King and Queen in Prague. Life is good. OK finally finished. We now have wine and cheese at the hotel and then off to the concert.