06/11/2013 - 06/16/2013 75 °F
Today is mine and Grace's last day in Prague! We have had an amazing time. Prague is one of the only cities that didn't get bombed in World War II so being here is like stepping back in time.
On Wednesday we decided to start off with the Prague castle tour. We walked across the bridge to the castle district and the Strahov Monastery, where monks have been brewing beer since the 17th century. It's up higher than the rest of the city so we had an amazing view of all of Prague below us.
We walked through the castle courtyard and went in St. Vitus Cathedral as well, which is the cathedral that stands tall over all of the castle district.
After the tour we went to a Czech restaurant and tried Czech beer, it was good but not quite as good as German beer!
We also wrote on the John Lennon wall. We didn't have any markers or paint so Grace asked a stranger if we could buy their extra...thankfully they said yes!
The next day we did the walking tour of Old Town Prague and the Jewish Quarter. We saw the famous Astronomical clock that comes to life every hour (it was not nearly as impressive as we expected, but it was made in the 14th century so it was a really big deal at the time). In the Jewish Quarter we saw the Old Jewish Cemetery, which used to be the only place in Prague that Jews could be buried so the graves are up to 7 layers deep in some places.
Grace and I had dinner at a restaurant called Renomme that night. It's a tiny little restaurant near the river. We had duck foie gras for an appetizer. It was almost like a pate, I was really scared to try it but I did and it was to die for. We also had a Czech Pinot Noir that we loved. That night we went on a pub crawl with a couple girls we had met on the castle tour the day before.
We also played with some marionettes!
On Friday we went to brunch at Cafe Colore (finally a place that served good scrambled eggs for breakfast!) and started off our day with a walk across the Charles Bridge. It used to be the only bridge that went over the river. Its flanked by two beautiful almost fairy tale like towers and has an amazing view of the castle.
We walked down the Golden Lane, a row of tiny little colorful houses built into the wall of Prague Castle.
Today we tried to go back to the Jewish Cemetery and Museum but it was closed. Hopefully we can go tomorrow before we leave! Instead we went to a toy museum that had a collection of Barbies dating all the way back to the first one in 1959. It was so fun!
Tomorrow night we catch the overnight train to Amsterdam. We arrive Monday morning, hopefully we will be able to get some sleep on the train!