We arrived in Prague late Friday night. It was snowing on our arrival but, much to Pete’s disappointment, not accumulating (I was thrilled with no accumulation as the idea of walking around with wet feet all weekend was far from appealing). We checked into the hotel and went out for a quick bit to eat. Directly across from our hotel was a “cabaret” with scantily clad go-go dancer in the window…hmmm, why are we staying in the red light district?
It was a relaxed weekend of exploring the city. Saturday we leisurely walked to the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town, & New Town – and, of course stopped in many little shops & the market along the way. Saturday night Pete made reservations for a nice dinner, however after we were seated we realized there was nothing on the menu he could eat (this is the first time since I’ve known Pete that this has happened to us), so we skipped out on that place & found an equally nice place to have a lovely dinner.
Sunday our plan was to take the tram up Petrin Hill and climb the Petrin Observation Tower. One wrong turn and we found ourselves hiking up the very steep hill. It was definitely a workout. Worth it though. The views from the tower were beautiful – it helped that we had a bright & sunny day (first photo on this post is a panoramic view of the city from the tower, “stitched” together by Windows Live Photo Gallery).
Our final stop was the monastery. Since there was no one (monks included) around we decided to have a little fun…