So many had told us how Prague was their favorite city in Europe and that we would absolutely love it. Well, those people were spot on. The city is divided by the river which defines the Castle Quarter and Little Quarter on one side and the Old Town on the other. We were situated near the Old Town and were lucky to staying in a beautiful hotel for the Holidays.
It didn’t take long to see why so many people love this city. Everything is manicured and preserved to a degree that had us feeling as if we were walking around Disneyland. The old town had the largest Christmas Market in Prague and was crawling with people, but the decorations and closeness to Christmas made it difficult to feel bothered.
The city is very easy to walk and with a stroll across the Charles Bridge, you can go from Little Quarter to Old Town within minutes. A 10-minute walk puts you atop the city at the Palace/Castle Quarter. With Christmas still two days away, you would never know it, as everyone was abundantly cheerful and the decorations were in full force.
John Lennon Wall.
Views from atop the Castle Quarters look back towards Charles Bridge.
The guards were changing, so we decided to follow closely for a better look… we were quickly told to back off.
We were thankful to be invited to Christmas Eve dinner with family friends who were traveling on Holiday. Familiar faces and great conversation with people other than each other was exactly what we needed. Dinner was set at a restaurant called The Little Blue Duck, where we tried snail and rabbit for the first time, both delicious and would be ordered again without hesitation.
Christmas was spent lying in bed drinking champagne and watching Christmas Vacation, as it should. Prague is an amazing city with rich history unmatched beauty. We couldn’t have ended our time in Europe more perfectly. The relaxing days were much needed, as we look ahead to New Years and our approaching travels.