Trip Start Jun 01, 2011
51Trip End May 01, 2012
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This day seemed like any other day.
We arrived at the most famous café in Prague, the Imperial Café. We were surrounded by floor to ceiling detailed tile work in colours of tan, cream, yellow and gold. It was absolutely beautiful and a wonderful five star experience that we lavished, after nearly four months of travel it was a real treat. Bacon, eggs, tomatoes, hash browns, the whole lot.
Started our walk to Prague Castle
We finally arrived at St Charles Bridge and stopped to listen to a jazz band half way across. We got our first taste of sunshine for two days and it was so nice to have it shine on our faces. You will be happy to hear that it has been raining and miserable here on this side of the world and we even had to buy an umbrella.
We started our accent to Prague Castle, I say accent because from the bottom it felt like Mount Everest. I was not happy about this and was a bit stroppy, the first hill seemed to be quite a steady slant which was fine but quickly became so steep that I was trailing behind. Meanwhile, Luke was blazing up the hill with his usual child-like enthusiasm.
Then I saw the next giant hill we had to climb and I thought, 'could this day get any worse?'
The castle was amazing
We quickly realised that not only was it a park but it was surrounded by forest. The tracks were muddy from the recent rain and again we were constantly walking uphill. Silence was the only way to describe how we got up there. Luke was loving the adventure and remarked how close to nature we were. I did not reciprocate his thoughts at all. We got to the top and decided to find a quiet spot to set up.
Sitting within a beautiful orchard, we started reading our books and sharing our baguette. It was such a quiet spot, a perfect place to sit relax for the afternoon, not a person in sight (except 1 bunny and 1 frog).
Luke asked me to stand up and started declaring his love
I couldn’t stop talking. I was just so surprised that I kept repeating everything he said back to him.
Luke told me to be quiet and let him finish.
Luke got down on one knee and pulled a little white box out of his pocket.
Luke asked me to marry him.
2:04:36pm (It could have been less than a second)
I said "Yes" of course
This was followed by lots of hugs and kisses and crying. All I kept saying was “Oh my God” and “But I was mean to you today.”
So a day that appeared to be like any other day turned out to be the most wonderful and memorable day, the day we got engaged. We are both so excited and so happy to start this part of our lives together! We will remember this day forever. Luke baiting me, me biting back, silence, making up, smiling, laughing, cheeky smiles, and most of all love everywhere.
We would much rather be on a roller coaster than on a carousel.
It’s funny because before this day the Czech Republic hadn’t been amongst my most liked places- a waiter was mean to me, I had a fall with my back pack on and we were ripped off at a money exchange in the main square in Prague. Now Czech is No 1!