Storms & Sex in the City

…continuing with Let’s talk about travel

 

After a wonderful weekend with friends in Kujavy, we left for Prague on a Monday morning and arrived around noon. Immediately made our way to our hotel (which we booked before we left Kujavy this time). The weather was simmering hot but luckily enough the hotel was within a reasonable walking distance. 

Hotel vicinity

 

We checked in, showered and prepared to venture out for lunch. Then suddenly dark clouds made their presence, smell of rain in the air and bang! there’s was huge and furious storm. Well in that case, why go out in the rain and get wet, when there is an option of just getting under the duvet!?…and that’s exactly what we did.

Raining cats & dogs

 

The storm eventually subsided and out we went in search for food. The aim was to explore the nearby beautiful surroundings by foot but we ended up in the Old Town Square & Jewish Quarters, when we changed our minds and jumped into the tram. We called our tour “Prague by Day” name deduced from lots of advert brochures of Prague by Night tours. We got a glimpse at the history of this country and events that took place in these areas centuries ago.

Old Town Square & Jewish Quarters

 

After the meal, we wandered around and ended up at river Vltava – what a lovely view! Locals were getting on with their normal activities, e.g. cycling, walking dogs, pushing prams, smooching, etc. Tourists were pouring in great numbers to admire this river side, some on foot, small rowing boats, cruise boats, etc. This made for the busiest part of the city but nonetheless, it was a delightful with a mix of rain and romance in the air.

 

River Vltava

Whichever way you turned your head, there were couples young and old smooching. Well, we couldn’t help but join the party. It’s probably the combination of summer weather and holiday or there was probably something in their water that made us behaviour this way.

Some art encounter on the way

 

 

A bit exhausted after the meal, we made our way back to the direction of the hotel stopping now and again for a cup of coffee or a glass of beer. The monetary exchange rate in Czech was so favourable, in so much that I got confused each time we were presented with a bill. After eating a wholesome meal which included alcoholic drinks, we still paid an equivalent of 10 euros for two people! 

One of the places we indulged in

 

Anyway, there was so much to see in this city. Apparently Prague is one of the most haunted cities in Europe. We read somewhere that almost every cobblestone in the dark little alleys has been stained with blood whether from an innocent victim, a young virgin, a disgraced lover or maybe someone has been buried alive underneath. These little dark alleys are nowadays the most gorgeous establishments, restaurants, galleries, etc. I say, move over Venice and Paris this is the most romantic city by far. That’s my opinion of course:)

 

Storms seemed to be a common occurrence and it’s no wonder, it was damn hot there weather wise and otherwise.

 

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Gotcha! You’ve been tagged – pop on over to http://crazytraintotinkytown.com/2012/08/02/your-mission-should-you-choose-to-accept-it/ for details. I know that these posts take a lot of work so I won’t be offended if you are unable to participate. May your day be filled with smiles sorry just noticed you’ve already been tagged!

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Ouch!let’s see I might give it a try, at least it doesn’t ask much:-)

  2. Roly says:

    What struck me the most was the cleanliness or lack of litter in the streets 🙂

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      True that, I never saw litter on the streets whilst there.

  3. footsy2 says:

    I am in love with the crawling baby.

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Isn’t just some piece of art:-)

  4. Ruth2Day says:

    seems like a lot of loving going down in Prague!!!! 🙂

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      It was Ruth. Pleasures of holidays, away from the daily grind:-)

  5. adinparadise says:

    “a mix of rain and romance’ sounds wonderful. Prague looks like a great place not to miss, but I’ve missed it so far. Thanks for the tour, cocoa. 😉

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      It was wonderful AD, Prague was the highlight of that trip. Maybe in your future travels you’ll include Eastern Europe:-)

  6. diannegray says:

    Great pics – that crawling baby is my fave 🙂

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Thanks Dianne. The baby is my favourite too:-). I wish there was someone there to explain more about what the art depicts.

  7. i’ve never heard of Prague as haunted city 🙂 It must be something that they say to tourists 😀 or maybe I am just uneducated about my former capital 😀

  8. Lisaman says:

    Didn’t realise it was still such good value!! Not many places left like that in Europe!!

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      I would say Eastern Europe is good value for money compared to how things cost up here.

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