We took a bus to Prague today and arrived 4 hours later at 2:15. We left the station, caught a bus, and headed to our AirBnB. It is a cozy studio apartment and the host was very nice. He told us a little about the neighborhood, Prague, restaurants, and even left us some milk, cereal, and beer. What more do you need?
We figured to save some money we would make sandwiches for lunch each day and bring them with us. We went to Lidl, got enough food to eat breakfast and lunch for the next for days, and even got some extra things and the total came out to $11.00. I. America this would’ve cost us $25 at least, and the bread wouldn’t taste near as good.
Today is the day that the people of The Czech Republic celebrate Mikulas, their version of Santa. All in the streets there were to be Mikulas, angels, and Devils. Our host showed up to meet us with friends all dressed up. Interesting first meeting.
He told us to go to the Old Town around 5-6 to see what it was all about. So of course we did. It was EXTREMELY CROWDED, but we saw some sites that we will be returning to for sure in the next couple of days.
At dinner, where I got sum-dried tomato stuffed chicken with amazing mashed potatoes, and Kalin got the Czech sampler, we focused how Berlin is a large city with more modern history, while Prague is an ancient city full of Medieval history. It reminds me a lot of the villages and cities we visited while in Tuscany. Old beautiful architecture, many passages and alleyways just waiting to be explored, local shops and restaurants without all the chains, and a lot of culture. I have a feeling the next 3 days we spend here are going to be amazing.