Prague - Day 3
Trip Start Jul 16, 2011
16Trip End Jul 31, 2011
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After our tours of the Jewish Quarter, we headed back to Old Town Square to have some lunch. We had noticed a number of street vendors on the square that seemed to be making some pretty delicious food and decided we would give it a try. Between us, we had some grilled sausages, ham cooked over an open flame, and a dish that included potatoes, cabbage, and ham. Each dish came with a slice of dark bread. We all agreed the food was very good. As this type of food is not Lynn's speed, she opted for a salmon dish from the hotel cafe, which she enjoyed.
After lunch, we headed for another vendor that was making and selling a dessert that was dough rolled around a piece of metal, rolled into a sugar/nut mixture, then cooked over an open flame. As I video taped them making this, I was asked not to take any video of them (I reluctantly stopped filming), Anyway the dessert was very tasty and was enjoyed by Steve C., Sue, Patty, and Steve B.
Our next stop was Wenceslas Square, site of the 1989 Velvet Revolution in which the Czech people won their independence from the USSR without any bloodshed. The Czech people would gather in this square each night and shake their keys until the government relented
Once Dad had reached Wenceslas Square, it was clear that he needed to return to the hotel to get some rest. He was a bit worn out from all of the walking. After making sure he was back in the room, we returned to Wenceslas Square and then did some shopping in the local markets. As we were doing that, the skies opened up and it rained. We had been expecting that, as the forecast had actually called for the rain to start much earlier than it did. We did get a bit wet on the way back to the hotel, but we didn't let it stop us from enjoying the city.
At dinner time, with rain still coming down, we chose to eat right outside or hotel in the Grand Cafe Praha, owned by our hotel. They had covered outside seating with California heaters to keep everyone warm (it had gotten a bit chilly with the rain). We enjoyed a nice leisurely meal, including dessert (apple strudel, chocolate fondue, ice cream, and gelato). With the rain still coming down, we enjoyed some good conversation and plenty of laughs.
Tomorrow, after breakfast, we will be heading south to Cesky Krumlov. While we're looking forward to the next leg of the trip, I think we all agree we are going to miss Prague...