Prague-September 2019

Let me start by saying…what an adventure, 5 countries in 13 days.  Yes, you can say we were moving.  We booked our trip through Tripmasters, a great site to arrange your schedule to your liking.  Our flights were booked through United and all though we had a hiccup in Denver effecting our international flight out of Newark to Prague, Tripmasters and United booked us on a new flight on Lufthansa out of Newark making our arrival into Prague only 4 hours later then originally planned and for that we were grateful.  When we arrived in Prague, we booked an Uber to get us to the hotel as our shuttle did not get notified in time of the delayed flight information.  The Uber driver didn’t look really happy when he arrived to see 4 Americans tourists and our large luggage, but we were able to make it work and we weren’t traveling to far.  Prior to arriving in Prague, my husband and I found a very helpful site on You tube called the “Honestguide”, these videos are very helpful for tourists and these guys give you a lot of insight on what to avoid and places the locals go for great beer prices and food.  Check them out if your headed to Prague.  After checking into our perfectly located hotel Residence Leon De’Oro, we set out to check out the sites on our list.  We visited the Lennon Wall and Pub and enjoyed a local beer. Stopped and watched the Anatomical Clock in the square, and stopped in at the Skautsky Institute suggested by the Honestguides for a cheap beer.  We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Relife Restaurant, the restaurant was in the basement of a 13th century monastery of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star.  The atmosphere was fantastic and the food pretty good.  We viewed the Prague Castle from the Charles Bridge.  The next morning my husband and I got early because that’s what we like to do and wandered around again taking pictures while the tourists were still sleeping.  Later that morning after a wonderful breakfast included in our hotel stay, we headed out stopping at the Prague City Hall to check out a very unordinary elevator, of course we had to ride in it. It is called a Paternoster Lift, it has no door, it was quit entertaining. We then headed to the Vyschrad Castle, an undiscovered by tourist’s castle with great views of the river and the city.  That evening we booked a 3-hour beer walking tour that included a traditional Prague dinner through Viator.  Our tour guide April did a fantastic job taking us around to 3 different bars tasting Czech beer.  Our 2nd stop included dinner; you had a choice of 4 different entrees.  After the tour was over, we stopped off for one last night cap at Caffrey’s Irish Bar right in the main square to finish the evening.  We talked about the cool things in Prague and talked about our next leg of the trip; Munich and Oktoberfest 2019.

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