Thursday, December 28, 2006

Prague

Weary after two weeks on the road we hit Prague. It was relief to find our 4-star hotel (our Christmas treat) after all of the hostels and pensions on the way.

Christmas in Prague:

  • No snow just cold - but we did see the snow in Melbourne on the news
  • Christmas markets - we are market old hats at this stage and nothing could surprise us
  • Wandering around the town - town hall, bric-a-brac shops, cobbled streets, locals and the Jewish quarter
  • Christmas breakfast in the hotel and dinner with champagne desert
  • Prague Castle - a somewhat disappointing castle after all of the hype that it received. It has nice views of the city though
  • Charles Bridge - a very nice bridge to look at
  • Vysehrad gardens - peaceful gardens in the middle of the city with beautiful views up and down the river

Click on the photo to see more of Prague

1 comment:

Marta said...

Christmas in Prague is a wonderful time. And Prague in winter is so beautiful! Prague in deep January winter is one of the most gorgeous places I've ever been. Wicked cold, but hauntingly beautiful. Whether it is peering out from the antique windows of one of Prague accommodation into a snow-covered interior courtyard, or standing on the Karluv Most in the early morning, looking up at Prague Castle as the snow swirls around you from the wind. I've always been told that Prague in spring is the best time to go, the city at its most beautiful. Maybe it is. But being who I am, I think winter is better.