We had our first week long vacation since moving to Germany and it was wonderful. A majority of it was spent in Prague, Czech Republic. It was a beautiful city with so much to look at and enjoy. Here’s a quick synopsis of our time in Praha:
- We arrived late on Friday night only to find that we could not find a place to buy 5-day tram & subway passes (these would be our cheapest and easy method of travel for our time there). A man saw the confused look on our faces and helped us by walking us 5 minutes to the ticket counter inside the main subway station and then making sure we could get the tickets. He was extremely helpful.
- Breakfast in the hotel was included and was open until 10 AM which meant we could sleep in.
- When we visited one the most ornate and beautiful churches we have been to in Europe where Alex declared that this was where he was going to get married. Now he just needed to find a woman
- We did a 5 hour excursion to a city outside Prague where the silver mines had been (now “dried up”). There we went into a church that was completely decorated with skulls and bones (including the chandelier and a coat of arms). Alex was a little “weirded out” at first.
- We visited a theater called the “Black Light Theater”. It’s done completely in mime and dance with segments of the show done with only black lights and they create these fantastic optical illusions. It was also about inventions and the imagination so Alex (a self proclaimed inventor) was just engrossed in the event.
- On St. Patrick’s Day, I got to see a Celtic concert in the square. The Celts weren’t only in Ireland but were also the early inhabitants of the Czech area. As a matter of fact, the area is called Bohemia which is Celtic for “the land of Boii”, a Celtic people group.
- On our last day, we decided to do a few last minute tourist things only to find ourselves walking through a snow storm. Even at the airport there were times that we could not see anything out the windows due to the snow. This is March – that’s just not right!!
Be sure to check out our pictures in the Photo Album. Since there’s almost 500 photos in the main Prague album, I’ve also made a smaller photo set with my favorite pictures of Prague. Please be sure to check them out.