Friday, 17 August 2012

Czech this out

Sorry for the TERRIBLE PUN use in the subject of this post. I rather overused it in the past couple of months as we gallivanted through Bohemia at the end of June. We spent a few days in Prague in some pretty extreme heat, meaning we took a fairly slow approach involving a lot of sitting in parks and cafes with cold drinks. Having visited Prague several times before and being pretty familiar with the city, this suited us just fine.

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Overjoyed by the weather on our first night there...we headed out to a little veggie restaurant called Maitrea, which was a great choice with fresh, interesting and supercheap food, and even a Buddhist retreat upstairs!

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We made our way up to the Loreta the following day, after a hot, slow walk from our hotel (via brunch at Bohemia Bagel, OBV). This was followed by a stroll on Petrin Hill, in the cooling shade of the trees, and taking in the views over the city.

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Then to St Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle, before back to the hotel for a rest and a shower. The evening was spent eating at Lehka Hlava (the sister restaurant of Maitrea and even better - very welcoming and atmospheric), and reliving my 21st birthday with a martini (me) and mojito (Mark) at Café Savoy. We couldn't remember the exact table we sat at, and they had moved things around a little, but I think we got it about right! Note the tree behind me is still there, as is the bucket in the bottom left!

Aged 21....June 2005.
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Aged 28....June 2012.
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