Prague in the Winter
What? Just ’cause it’s summer now doesn’t mean I can’t write about the trips we took last winter … Prague slowed me down ’cause I took approximately 8000000 pictures. (Approximately). I managed to whittle them down to 3 posts worth … and I kinda sorta remember what they were of. Prague had been on my list forever, and we finally managed to get there for a long weekend.
Our first night we headed out to a local place for some Czech food. It was a lively bar restaurant – where we tried a couple of beers and local food – meat with gravy and starches (potatoes, rice balls, dumplings …) … pretty much everything that Italian food isn’t.
St. Vitus Cathedral in the Castle Complex
As usual, we didn’t really know what we were going to do in Prague, so we opened up the Lonely Planet guide the next morning and sorted through the ‘things to do’. First stop Prague Castle.
Awesome ceiling inside the palace
We bought the multi-ticket – St. Vitus cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, The Golden Lane, Old Royal Palace.
Prague Castle … on a manhole cover. Clearly awesome.
Golden Street – with lots of tiny doors
Hot Wine and sugar/cinnamon pastry
After touring around the castle, we tried a local warm pastry that is wrapped around a rod, and baked with cinnamon and sugar. It went very well with warm wine … especially since it was fricking freezing out.
View from the Castle
Then we started to work our way back down from the Castle. The views of the city were gorgeous.
Another high view
Crossing the Charles Bridge – view of the Castle in the background