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Jan 31, 2019 - Exploring a Bohemian Lifestyle

I am writing this while seated on the bus on our way to Berlin for the next two days. Somehow our time in Prague felt more rushed. I am leaving feeling like I saw too little. For instance, we walked the Charles Bridge on our optional “Prague by Night” tour the day we arrived. But I never made it back in daylight. In every city we’ve had a half day tour included in the overall tour package. We’ve had terrific guides, especially Lenka in Prague. What we are getting is primarily an orientation, but no time to explore in depth. This is why I...

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8 Days on the Ground

Jan 30, 2019 - It’s Time to Watch “Amadeus” Again

Today was spent mostly in transit from Vienna to Prague. There was snow on the ground much of the way and the day was dry and cold. We stopped for lunch at a little roadside restaurant and had a marvelous meal. An hour later we found ourselves at our hotel which is quite large and modern - our room is at least 2x the size of the one we had in Vienna, so Diana and I are appreciating a bit more space to spread out. She and I took the funicular up to the hotel annex where we took in the city lights before we departed for a tour of Prague at...

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8 Days on the Ground

Jan 4, 2019 - Day 2 in Prague

Lateish start again this morning as nothing opens until 10.00am in winter. In due course put all our layers of clothes on, woollen tshirt, woollen skivvy, then a polar fleece top, two pairs of thick tights, woollen socks, jeans and hiking boots. Takes about half an hour to get dressed. Had ourselves a quick breakfast of Vegemite on toast (yes a tube of Vegemite always travels with us). Our first plan for the day was just a quick stroll around the corner to the Mucha Museum. Only problem in travelling in the cold in Europe is when you want...

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Jan 3, 2019 - Exploring Prague

Late start for us today so we can finally rest and take a breath after the massive day for the girls yesterday. Had a weeks worth of washing to tend to and thank goodness for European radiators in every room as they are the most effective clothes dryers ever. A leisurely breakfast and housework until it was time to make our way out into the Old Town Square to meet up with our walking tour. I had been watching the snow falling in awe from the apartment window. Coming from a very different climate zone, we are like kids in a candy store with...

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Jan 2, 2019 - Czeching in to Prague

Rude awakening at 3am this morning as we have to leave apartment at 4am to catch an Uber to the Krakow Bus Station where we will board a bus at 5am. This bus will take us 2.5 hours to the Czech border at Ostrawa where we will board a Leo Express train for a 3.5 hour trip to Prague. It was beautiful when I opened the outside door on to the street to see that snow was falling and whirling around in the light coming from the street lamps. It has fallen consistently through the night as there is a light layer on the ground. Not sure exactly...

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Sep 26, 2018 - Last day in Prague

We woke up this morning to blue skies and the best weather we have had so far. Mike went to our local coffee supplier (Costa Coffee) for the usual lattes and we began packing for our departure later in the day. Once packed we walked into the Old Town and Republic Square area looking for a glove store one of our fellow travelers told Denise about. After an unsuccessful search we headed for Charles Bridge (circa 1357) where we mingled with thousands of our new friends who were intent on impaling us with their selfie sticks, civility gave way...

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Sep 25, 2018 - Prague day 3

We headed out on a sunny, but cold morning to get to town for a nice breakfast/lunch before heading out for our castle tour. As we reached town the sky opened up and we decided we needed to get a cab and get back to the room to get our rain gear. While our taxi driver from the airport was honest and fair, the driver from town took us on a very scenic route and charged us $15 for what is normally a 15 minute walk. We grabbed our stuff and headed back to town, but now with limited time to grab a bite to eat. We met our guide at the statute of...

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Sep 24, 2018 - Prague day 2

Happily there was a coffee shop around the corner for a much needed wake up jolt. After returning to the hotel we were picked up for our tour of the Jewish Quarter. We joined a group of 4 other people and took off with our less than wonderful guide. He was very into architecture and the various examples and dates of Gothic, Cubist (who knew cubist was an architectural style?), Art Deco, Art Nuevo, Rennaisance, etc. There really are an amazing array of architectural styles in Prague and they are all beautiful. We continued through Old Town...

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Sep 23, 2018 - Arrival cont

We had a bit of a long walk back to the hotel, had a glass of wine, and went to a local check restaurant/beer pub. Mike had the beef goulash with potato pancakes and dumplings and red cabbage. The red cabbage tasted more like red onions but who knows and the potato pancakes and dumplings are very different here than at home. Denise had a garlic soup with hey local cheese that was quite tasty. Finishing dinner we headed back to the hotel for the night.

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Sep 23, 2018 - Arrival at Prague

We landed at Prague airport approximately 11:45 AM on Saturday the 22nd. The flight from San Francisco to New York was delayed one hour but it turned out not to be a problem. The flight from New York to Prague again was late but landed on time. Clearing customs was a breeze and we look for our pre-paid airport transfer person who apparently did not exist after spending some time hunting for him we gave up and took a taxi to our hotel. The hotel has some age on it but all in all it is more than adequate for the price we paid. Our journey...

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Aug 14, 2018 - Tuesday, 14th

Hello everyone again, Well it is Tuesday evening and we have arrived in Prague. Tonight we are off for a river cruise. Today as we travelled we stopped at a town called Rothenburg. It was a pretty small town. We were shown how the snowball was made. It is a dough mixture with lots of eggs, flour and deep fried. It is like a pastry thing in a ball. Apparently very special treat but liked the chocolate flavoured one the best. We visited the Christmas decoration shop, apparently very well known. Thought the car out the front was great. Well...

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Our Big Trip

Jun 23, 2018 - Sadska to Prague - end of the ride

Sadska to Prague – (57 Km) – Final Stage So, here it is around 11am on a lovely sunny morning and I am sitting in the van at a generous pull-out in a tiny town called Radonice. I’ve had a very good drive getting here :) Yes!!! But now I am about to give up the van keys to Piotr for the last time (might I express a tiny yippee?) . He is going to drive the rest of the way into the heart of Prague to our final stop. (Did I already say ‘yippee'?). I shall not be sorry. It has been frequently stressful for me to drive this size of a vehicle on...

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