During Easter, Paul and I visited ‘The City of One Hundred Spires’… Prague.
It was nice to get away for a few days with work being so busy for both of us at the moment, the only thing that would have made it better, would have been the temperature! We were lucky that for the first couple of days it stayed fairly mild, but it didn’t stop the snow!
My parents were in Prague over Easter too, so they kindly took it upon themselves to be our tour guides and took us all over the city! So for pretty much the whole Easter weekend, we either walked or ate! (Doesn’t sound too bad does it?!)
We took Paul to our favourite restaurant Plzeňská Restaurant for him to sample their famous duck! The restaurant is situated in the basement of the Municipal building, built in the art nouveau style from 1912 and it is truly beautiful. It’s kind of a tradition for me now whenever I visit and I never have anything else but the duck! (Honestly, half a roasted duck with dumplings and braised cabbage… to die for! Although you may possibly need to be rolled out of the restaurant afterwards!) I think Paul was quite surprised at how good the food was generally, as well as the Czech beer, since he’s more of an ale drinker.
We visited the Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj), Charles Bridge, Powder Gate, The Prague Castle, Petřín Lookout Tower and the Mirror Maze… you get the gist! We even took a ride in one of the old trams which I still love doing every time I go! (The new ones are just not as cool!)
Being in Prague during Easter, we got to take part in some of the Czech Easter traditions. On Easter Monday, we had breakfast with the traditional decorated eggs (usually mum and I would colour them but these were shop bought) and my parents even got out a family heir loom… an Easter bunny that was around when my Grandma was small, it must be nearly 100 years old! And luckily, I didn’t get ‘beaten’ with a braided whip called the pomlazka… this is a century old tradition to bring health and beauty for the next year (maybe I should have?! Ha!).
It was a short and busy trip but I guess that’s what city breaks are! We’ll try and get back there soon, maybe in the summer when it’s a bit warmer! I’d recommend anyone to go and not just for the stag and hen do’s! ;)
Hope you’re all having a good Monday!