Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Another fab day in Praha! We had breakfast again in the hotel this morning. I had tea, lots of fruit & veggies, and toast. We started the day off with a tour of the Jewish quarters. Our tour guide was very knowledgable, and he made me think hard about what the city went through during WWII. We saw the very world’s oldest and active synagogue in the world and Prague’s Jewish cemetery. It’s hard to believe it’s been just over 70 years since such a horrific period in world history. I’m really glad we got to see this historic area of Prague.
We warmed up with tea again at an old fashioned café. Fresh ginger and mint tea is huge here! We can’t complain about that!
We took pictures in the Old Town Square. The buildings are simply incredible. Pictures don’t do it justice.
We walked across the famous Charles Bridge after to go to Bohemia Bagel. Our waiter was hysterical. It was a very entertaining snack.
Olivia and I said goodbye to Jill, Donna, and Amelia in the afternoon. The three of them are headed off to Budapest and Berlin! Olivia and I went to our Air BnB via metro. Really cozy place in a different part of town. We relaxed for a bit before going out to dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant! We shared a summer roll and each ate a delicious bowl of chicken pho. It was her first time trying Vietnamese, and I think I got her hooked.
We took the street car to a cat café. It’s literally a café with cats in it! They were running around, sleeping in the chairs at the table, playing with each other. It was quite the experience. Definitely one of the most memorable things about Prague. I don’t particularly love cats, but it was very fun hanging out at their café.
We have tomorrow morning left in Praha before flying back to Firenze. And then there were two FFEs in Prague! xo ~ e.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Olivia and I had a very restful sleep in our Air BnB. We left the apartment at 9 to see the Lennon Wall one more time and walk across the Charles Bridge. The view of Prague Castle from the bridge is unreal. Liv got some souvenirs around the center. She collects snow globes for her little cousin (basically the cutest thing ever). We hopped on the subway to get breakfast at Místo (found it online), and it was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had. It has such a cool interior. The wooden walls made you feel as though you are in a comfortable box or maze. And the wallpaper was really fun to look at.
Liv got an English breakfast, and I got a cappuccino (first one in several days!) with poached eggs on toast with ham and horseradish sauce in addition to a bowl of yogurt with fruit & granola (yes, I was still hungry after my egg dish). It was such a relaxing meal, not to mention absolutely scrumptious.
We somehow took the metro and bus to the airport (thank you, Google Maps) and made it to Paris then Florence. Isabel happened to be on the same flight from Paris to Florence! I just learned that before our flight. The three of us took a cab from Florence back to our apartments. It sure does feel good to be back. I’m gearing up for Kiev in the next couple of days! Thank you Prague for your beauty, history, and memories made. I hope to see you again real soon. xo ~ e.