Prague was the first trip I’ve done with another person, and I can see why it’s sometimes the only choice for pickier travellers. You have someone to talk to when you’re eating, someone to argue with about the names of the statues, and, of course, someone to take your picture.
As for the city, we lucked out. The weather was amazing at 25 degrees every day, and the crowds were still manageable on the cusp of the travel season. Or maybe being from London we just thought there should be more people..
On Saturday we walked through the whole town starting at Wenceslas Square, we climbed the Powder Tower, walked through Old Town Square, saw the Astronomical Clock and Old Town Hall, St. Nicolas Church and Our Lady Before Tyn.
We had Schnitzel and bread dumplings, and some ice cream.
We walked over the Most Legii bridge (which looks like “most legit” on the maps, and so it was called…), and back into town over the famous Charles Bridge. We spent some time in the Prague Ghetto, which doesn’t look like any ghetto I’ve seen recently, and had beer at a pub before sitting outside on a bench for an hour in the sun.
We even found the surreal statue of Franz Kafka. We watched the sun go down over the river, and by that time my feet had died thanks to my Hush Puppies and we took our Bowl Noodles home for a feast of a dinner.
Sunday we had a bit more of a plan. We had a fantastic breakfast of items off the dessert menu at a café off Wenceslas Square, then climbed up a very steep hill to the Petrin Tower. This tower is a mini Eiffel, and gives a great view of the whole city from two platforms. Jack was so helpful pointing out that the wind was making it move when we were at the top.