My grandparents (my dad’s parents) have gone to Prague many times and if they happened to be there the same time I was in Europe, I would gladly visit them. With that, Emily and I hopped on a plane to do so this last weekend.
Saturday, 21 November: We got in late Friday night and went to bed after a quick dinner. We started off our trip by visiting the Prague Castle. It actually isn’t a traditional castle per say, but rather a gathering of government buildings with an impressive cathedral (the St. Vitus Cathedral) in the center of the complex. After that, we took the long way back to the flat and walked across the Charles Bridge for the first time (little did I know we would be crossing it several more times during our time in Prague). Once we got back on the other side of the river, we had what was my favorite meal in Prague: an appetizer of baked goat cheese with fig jam and an entree of tortellini. We then visited the Lennon Wall. The area was incredible: with an area of candles presumably in solidarity for the events in Paris, as well as related paintings on the wall. I even made my own addition: “We are one,” a lyric from a song about international unity I felt appropriate. To end our day, all four of us went to the opera. The opera was Carmen and I’m glad I had the experience to see such a popular opera with such great seats.
Sunday, 22 November: The four of us walked through Old Town. A lot like Nice, it was a series of narrow streets with unique shops and equally unique eateries. Emily and I even got a famous Czech pastry: the trdelník, a hollow treat with your choice of goodies inside. We walked through the streets and across Old Town Square to the Municipal House, where we had lunch. After that, we went our separate ways, where Emily and I got fish pedicures; a treatment where fish eat the dead skin off your feet. It tickled at first, but I soon learned how to relax and not think about it. My feet turned out surprisingly smooth!
We left early this morning and now it’s back to real life, and by real life I mean my mountain of coursework. I really enjoyed this weekend and it was nice to get a taste of my home life by seeing my grandparents.
I have combined all my Great Britain adventures into one post here and have updated it with my London daytrip last week to see The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots.
My next adventure: Paris, France!
Photo by Wiktor Karkocha.