Our last day in Prague

by Janey Canuck in



So where was I?  Oh yes, we were heading out to explore the Jewish Quarter and the Old Town yesterday.

It was mainly a day of walking, heading down to the Jewish Quarter and walking around.  We didn't go into the cemetery or any of the synagogues, just admired the beautiful buildings.  We eventually stopped at a bakery for some lunch and met a lovely couple from Bancroft who were partway through spending a month in and around the Czech Republic.  After that, it was more wandering, poking in and out of shops before heading back to the hotel to get ready for the opera.

We walked down to the National Theatre, which was about as challenging as you'd expect it to be in three-inch heels.  But the theatre was amazingly beautiful and the opera we saw, The Bartered Bride, was really enjoyable.  We were in box seats, which was a nice way to see the show.  Then, it was back to the hotel for our last sleep in Prague.

This morning, after breakfast, we headed into a couple of the puppet shops.  I found a beautiful marionette that I was seriously considering buying until Kevin did the conversion and advised me it was $1,600.  I bought something else, instead.

Now, we're waiting at the train station to catch our train to Vienna.  We're here a bit longer than we would have liked but we wanted to book specific seats, instead of just having an open-ended ticket.  After we had been sitting for a while, we realized we had tickets for tomorrow, not today.  Kevin was able to get them changed without a problem but by then, it was too late to get seats on the 1:39 train so we're hanging around for a 2:30 train instead.

Prague has been amazing and I think I could just wander around here for days.  We made sure to rub the plaque on Charles Bridge to make sure we come back so I'm sure this won't be the last we see of the Czech Republic.