- Posted August 22, 2013 by
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Prague - sun, sights and potato soup
This month I finally visited the city that had started and topped my travel 'wanderlist' years ago, and now had so many other crossings-out of latter destinations below it.
Prague had been recommended to me as a fairytale-like European city of outsiders' imagination. And now, with a heavily circled and annotated map in hand, and my camera over my shoulder, I pounded the stone mosaic pavements of the old Bohemian capital in 30C temperatures, visiting its castles and cathedrals and grand old buildings.
On my final day, I took the “funicular” railway up to Petrin 'Little Eiffel' Tower, and after taking in the views from its 60m-high platform, I headed over to the nearby Strahov Monastery and stopped to sate my dry mouth and rumbling belly.
At the Restaurant Bellavista I enjoyed a local Pilsner Urquell and a traditional potato soup served in a bread bowl baked at the Monastery itself.
All the while I gazed out over the beautiful vista before me - the spectacular Prague Castle to my left, the myriad of terracotta-tiled roofs surrounded by lush green lawns and foliage, and the famous old city in the distance.
It really was a sight (and sip and taste) to savour.