Monday, October 3, 2011

2011 - Day 2 Prague



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Today could not have been better!! We had a reasonable wake up call and a great breakfast in the hotel before departing for a walking tour of Prague with our local guide Alex.

She took us to so many places and shared many stories (and even a few singing notes!) Charles Bridge was spectacular! The astrological clock tower was fun and impressive. All the alleyways, stone roads and walkways and the 1,000 spires! Architecture and history galore....

We also visited the Jewish Heritage Museum and cemetery. The museum was very moving with thousands of family names as well as children's sketches and coloring.

Then we had FREE TIME to explore this wonderful city on our own. Folks split up and grabbed some lunch (and maybe a local pilsner), did more sightseeing (some went up the tower), and perhaps a little shopping.

Many of us enjoyed a wonderful evening riverboat cruise. A bonus was that the entire boat was just for us!! A nice variety of foods on the buffet and a great night to go to the open-air second level for picturesque views of the city lit up at night.

We said goodbye to Alex and prepare for our 6:00am wake up call - as tomorrow we head to Vienna!

PS - the weather also could not have been better - 70-75 and not a cloud in the sky!!!

1 comment:

Stonehill College Alumni Travel said...

So glad that the weather is cooperating! Sounds like a wonderful trip so far! Safe travels to all!