19 May A Photo Essay: Prague, Czech Republic
Oh, how I wish we had more time to spend in Prague. We fell in love with the city and a day and a half was nowhere near enough time to spend there.
We stayed for two nights and paid with points for a free stay at the stylish Park Inn that was built inside of an old print house. The hotel was located near the river, but a bit of a walk or a short tram ride from all the action of the city.
When we arrived to our hotel it was getting late–we were starving and just wanted a convenient dinner, so we asked for recommendations of restaurants nearby. The receptionist gets a gold star for her suggestion of a restaurant called U Kroka located a few blocks away. It was here that we had another one of our all time top meals ever. And, we were astonished at the total price of our bill–we weren’t shy with our ordering, and the total came to about $28 after the tip. I guess we forgot how inexpensive Eastern Europe can be, and although I know we could have eaten for even cheaper, we would still head back there in a heartbeat!
Besides the meal that we obviously can’t stop raving about, the rest of our time in the city was spent wandering around and soaking up the sights. I loved the colors and architecture of all the buildings and couldn’t stop exclaiming how much I loved this city. We walked around Old Town, across Charles Bridge, to the Prague Castle and along every tiny street we could find. Another treat we indulged in was the insanely thick and delicious hot chocolate at Café Kafíčko. It tasted almost like a melted chocolate bar and was heavenly. Ok, I better get to the photos now because I’m about ready to hop on a plane and head back just from reminiscing! Here are our photos from a dreary, but still perfect day in Prague.