Destination "Prague" with Jill and Jim
any of our close friends had been to Prague and I loved hearing about their adventures! I knew it was for me! We decided to go in October 2022.
Our all-night flight landed at 10:00 am and we did not want to waste a day sleeping. Knowing we would be weary, we hired a guide to pick us up at our hotel and toured the city in a vintage car. It was a great way to get acquainted with the city while being jet lagged!
I highly recommend the Augustine as a place to stay. It is in the center of Prague and was an old monastery and courtyard. Each of the rooms were assembled with two or three cells, originally inhabited by monks. No two rooms are the same and each one hides its own fabled secret.
We wandered around this wonderful city amazed at its vibrancy and history.
One of our favorite nights was dinner at Zvonice, where we dined in the heart of a 500-year-old bell tower seated right under the bell.
The Jewish, Mucha and Prague Museums are all delightful places to visit and see a wide variety of artwork. A great way to spend the day(s)!
The Prague Castle is beautiful and not to be missed.
Charles Bridge: Saints Cyril and Methodius
The St. Charles Bridge provides a great walk to Old Town and the beautiful Old Town Square. Here, as a living witness of the history,
Learn about the intricacies and the different types of time measured by the Astronomical Clock in Prague. Created over 600 years ago and still working with many of the original parts! Fascinating!
The Prague Astronomical Clock has been measuring time for more than six centuries, located in the Old Town Square on the Old Town Hall. A medieval masterpiece! Try to learn how to measure what time it is in multiple ways before you visit it! You can also enjoy a cocktail in the nearby bars.
Another amazing night we dressed in our best and attended a Mozart dinner and private opera performance at the historic Boccaccio Ballroom performed by the Amadeus Prague Ensemble. Beautiful room, music and all the champagne we could drink! That was our kind of evening.
For all the wonder of our days experiencing Prague we felt we had to pay our respects to those who lost their lives at Terezin concentration camp. From the moment we stepped foot there a lingering, heavy, sad energy enveloped us and is still with me as I think of that evil place, but I believe we have a duty to honor the people who lost their lives there.
Prague was everything I had imagined it to be… a wondrous city of old and new. We had so many happy moments it was hard to choose just a few to share.
GO | Prague, Czech Republic Issue XXVII
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