Sunday, 26 January 2014

Our trip to Prague

This year I decided that I really wanted to spend New Year away from Sheffield. I had initially thought about going on a trip to the Lake District, but then we saw a really good deal on a three day trip to Prague. We delayed booking it a little bit too long and missed the New Year, so we ended up going on January 12th instead. We flew out from Manchester airport and arrived in Prague at about 9pm. We took a taxi to our hotel which was fairly basic but very clean. That evening we walked through the city centre and in to the main square. We stopped at a restaurant and Mark decided to buy a litre of beer, the photo below should give you an idea of how large that actually is!

The next day we walked in to town and saw many of the sites that Prague has to offer. The historic buildings are beautiful and the astronomical clock is truly incredible.

Death, represented by a skeleton, chimes it's bell each hour and the images of patron saints appear at the windows above the clock. 

Our next stop was Prague castle, which has stunning views overlooking the city. We also were lucky enough to see the changing of guards. 

Just behind the castle is St. Vitus Cathedral, it is free to enter and is truly stunning. I have never seen such intricate stained glass designs. 

The food is particularly good in Prague, especially if you are a big fan of meat. We had read good reviews about a medieval themed restaurant, which has to be seen to be believed. 

It's not every day you see a food establishment with swords and maces on the walls! The food was excellent though, very reasonably priced and the beer worked out at only £1.50 a pint.  

The next day we visited a Dali exhibition. I later found out that I wasn't supposed to take pictures, so shhh! 

We took a trip on the fenicular railway up to Petrin Hill. The views from the Lookout tower are fantastic and definitely worth the walk to the top. 

There is also a mirror maze!

Despite the weather being very cold - thick jumpers, hats and scarves definitely recommended - I loved Prague in January. It wasn't overly busy with tourists and the crisp blue skies made everything even more beautiful. 

Next week I am even getting to go on that Lake District trip that I had wanted! My sister has booked for me and Mark, my two sisters and their husbands, my niece and my Mum and Dad to go up for a long weekend, I can't wait! I am definitely a very lucky girl. 

My New Years resolution for 2014 is to go on more adventures and I definitely think I am already going the right way about it. My two aims are to visit Iceland for the first time and to go back to New York, so fingers crossed we will be able to afford at least one! In the spirit of travelling, I bought myself this print from Walsh Walsh and Son on Etsy. I can't wait to frame it when our living room is ready!

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