Saturday, November 15, 2014

Our Prague Adventure

Earlier this year we were blessed to be able to spend a few short weeks in Prague.  What a beautiful city!  We were visiting my parents who have been serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  They will be finishing up soon, so it was great to have the opportunity to see them and the amazing city they have been living in.

Taking 2 young girls on such a long journey was not at all enticing, but they couldn't have been more perfect.  We had a wonderful time and saw so much.

Here are a few highlights from our trip:

1.  Spending time with these two.  


They were so generous to us and we loved spending a few weeks with them.  They are the perfect tour guides also!


2.  Wenceslas Square.  


We would walk down this square most days on our way to explore the city.  It was right by where we were staying.

3.  The Food.  


The food is Praque is AMAZING!!  and so CHEAP!!  We over-ate...all the time, and we finished most days with an ice-cream, right outside the apartment.  I didn't actually take a picture of the ice-cream store, but it was divine. 

4.  Random parks in the city.

This was perfect for miss Eadie, who,  despite being very willing to be dragged everywhere sightseeing with us, still needed some time to play.  It helps to have a 'local' with you to help find these hidden treasures. 

5.  Prague Castle

We ventured here a couple of times.  Only a short tram ride from home, and so beautiful.  Not the best place to take a pram, but we managed!


6.  Charles Bridge

Very popular and a must see.  Despite walking past it many times during our stay, we only actually managed to walk onto it on our second to last day.  It was pretty long, and crowded, so we didn't even walk the whole way across.  These pictures are from both ends of the bridge.

7.  Prague Zoo

An amazing zoo, but not a lot of fun on a really hot day.  It's built on the side of a mountain so there were lots of hills to climb.  A good excuse to eat ice-cream though :)

8.  Petrin Tower 

This was a great place to go to look out over Prague and then only a short walk to Prague Castle.  Again, we had our trusty tour guides to show us the way.



9.  Swans on the Vltava River

These swans were hiding out right near the Charles Bridge.  We took a secret passage down to the banks (along with our tour guides) to take a look.  We couldn't actually feed them, but it was great to watch them.

10.  Karlstejn

We loved this little excursion.  We took the train to Karlstejn and then took the horse and carriage up to the castle.  If you ever go, take the horse and carriage!  It is such a steep and long hill to walk up.  Everyone has to walk back down, but why walk up too?!

Our time in Prague will be cherished.  I only wish the girls were old enough to remember.  One day when we are rich and famous we'll have to go back!

We also took a little side trip to the Netherlands.  Next post coming soon!