In a foreign country, there are various challenges - gluten free springs to mind, but getting extra hot water for mum's coffee is definitely up there as well! But despite the language, and culture, barriers Prague has been absolutely lovely.
As is to be expected, the Castle was an absolute highlight - you can just imagine the horse drawn coach pulling up and the 19th Century ladies swanning out in their silks, feathers and furs. St Vitus was very impressive as well - would love to climb that tower one day!
Charles Bridge has impressed me - unlike the Astronomical Clock, "the third most disappointing tourist attraction in Europe"* to quote our free walking tour guide - it lived up to the hype, as it is lovely to walk across, and take photos on either side. As for most famous places, I wish the people trying to sell little gadgets or draw caricatures would leave!
An unexpected bonus of our trip has been the Christmas markets in Old Town Square - we have had such fun trying the various innovative ways of making/eating potato chips, "mead" and even more cautiously - "grilled cheese".
However, one thing we would like to ask the people of Prague: please leave your dogs at home - they look so cold!! But the jackets have been very cute J
Our final highlight of Prague - the Prague State Opera House. While mum thought I'd booked, and I thought mum'd booked, disappointment was not too long lasting when we showed up the morning of the performance (30th Dec) and were offered 2 front row seats for 900Kr (about $50) each! The performance of Carmen here by the Czech National Opera was incredibly well staged, acted and sung, but it was truly the building that blew us away. It feels the Phantom of the Opera is about to cause havoc.
This city is very beautiful, the description of "an outdoor museum", incredibly apt.
*1st Mona Lisa, 2nd Munich's Glockenspiel, 4th Copenhagen's Little Mermaid