Our first day in Prague, after travelling from Heathrow, had been busy. We allowed ourselves a late start in the morning plus an early check on the weather showed that the forecast was for the morning rain to continue for a while.
Day 2: Tuesday 6th December 2022
Breakfast was a great surprise. We were seated in the busy restaurant and then we walked into the next room for the buffet. At the bar, there was an open bottle of fizz next to a tray of flute glasses and a selection of fruit juices.
The buffet had a selection of cereals, fruit, pastries and bread on one side. On the other side of the room there was a row of hot food, including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, etc.. We had a wonderful breakfast plus of course a glass of fizz each.
Morning in Prague
From our room we could see street art above the exit of an underground car park. By now the rain had stopped after leaving the hoteland we walked around to explore the street below so that we could see the street art.
Once inside the nearby department store, we walked through to the street beyond.
We turned to the right and followed Na Prikope past the Opera house and headed toward Wenceslas Square. At the bottom of the square there was a small Christmas market. We walked to the top of the square to the museums to doublecheck how we get to the railway station when we left Prague in a few days time.
On the way down we stopped for a coffee and a sit down.
Cafe Praha, Prague
Once back down the square, we went into Café Praha for a drink. This was not a very friendly place as everyone there seemed to be grumpy. While we waited the café began to fill up with folks for lunch. We noticed that the food, when it was ordered, came from kitchens in another building. It was at this point that we decided to leave.
Following Na Prikope
We carried on walking along Na Prikope exploring not only the shops, but also the side streets and alleys.
Down one alley we came to a fascinating shop that was the home of a photographic society. I resisted the rows of amazing antique cameras for sale. Inside there was an exhibition of member’s images, an extensive bookstore as well as lots of antique cameras.
Further along the street, one of the interesting shops that we came to selling French designed ‘things’. In there we bought magnets and other unusual gifts.
We joined the crowds and followed the narrow streets until we reached the Old Town Square.
The stalls were open and we enjoyed sausages plus drinks before returning to the hotel for a rest.
The minions were out in force…