10.07.2014 - 29.07.2014 65 °F
And we were off to Prague, a 2-1/2 hour drive.
We could not drive our car into Czech, something about a problem with the insurance. We planned to ride the train but at the last minute Dieter got the days off and we rode with him.
We checked into our hotel, the same one we’d stayed at 2 years ago; they let us check in an hour early. This time we stayed in the main hotel, last time we were in rooms off to the side.
We had arranged to meet Dieter and Inge at the Café Slavia, a place across the street from the National Theater. We walked across the square stopping for some Czech style ham (ham heated on huge spits) and a potato dumpling salad. The salad was more dumpling than potato.
We had a little time to kill so we had to cross the Charles Bridge, just because… At the café we found Dieter and Inge, quenched our thirst with wine and beer then started walking. Guys went to a model shop while Inge and I strolled arm in arm thru the old city. Very European I must say.
We found some chocolates at a little shop I remembered from other trips, then sat down in an outdoor restaurant at the square. We were enjoying our cappuccinos when the guys walked up.
Off to dinner back at the Café Slavia then a night walk across the bridge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bridge