Sadly, the Prague portion of our vacation came to an end this morning.
I had gone into Prague with considerably high expectations from all the positive things I had heard about the beauty of this city. I was not disappointed.
Our arrival into Prague didn’t start off very well. Initially, it seemed just like any other of a dozen old cities we had visited over the years, and my good spirits had been quickly squashed by a fender-bender – caused by me – on our new rental car.
Tears were shed, but Gilles was remarkably calm to counterbalance my waterworks, and my happy mood was eventually restored after a bottle of wine was consumed.
As we walked around the old city, we came to appreciate how magnificent Prague really was. Architectural details and statues could be found around every corner and in the most unlikely places. In the 3 days we spent there, we were constantly discovering new details to admire – even on roads we had travelled several times.
Speaking of roads, I never really got a good grasp on how to get from point A to B without making several wrong turns along the way. I normally have a decent sense of direction, but I spent the bulk of our time in Prague in a state of confusion.
I think the strangeness of the language and street names were a major contributing factor.
There were many highlights of our time in Prague, but at the top of my list would be the 3 hour Segway tour around the old city. Our tour guide was interesting, we covered virtually every major tourist attraction I could think of – and then some, but best of all was riding the Segway. We were both rather tentative in the beginning, but before long we were comfortably weaving through traffic, pedestrians, and navigating hills will ease. It was a blast!
I have fallen in love with this city and will happily return one day if given the chance.