Caroline and Kyle landed on a sunny and beautiful day in April. I promptly put them on bikes and we spent the afternoon riding around Amsterdam, and sitting outside at one of my favorite breweries in the city. Bryan joined us for drinks and dinner in our neighborhood that evening.
We jetted to Prague on an incredibly early flight the next morning! Talk about “hitting the ground running.”
After we dropped our items, we walked around the city taking in the views. The weather could not have been better.
Our first activity was lovely: a walking tour of Prague (the old town and Jewish Quarter.) Not only did it keep our energy up, but also taught us a ton about the history and culture of Prague. Bryan gave me a hard time, because I told them it would be about an hour, and it ended up being 4 hours. Whoops! Despite the length, everyone loved it.
After the walking tour, we went to a neat bar, called T-Anker, to grab a few drinks. One of Kyle’s friends told us about this somewhat “hidden” bar, which happens to be on the top floor of a department store. We would have never found it on our own.
Caroline, Kyle, Bryan and I ordered some beers, and watched the sun set over old town Prague. The view was spectacular.
That evening, we went to a hamburger restaurant on the other side of town called Dish and the food was delicious.
The next morning, we woke up early to explore again. Our first stop was the Prague castle, which is absolutely beautiful. Kyle guided us to the castle through a tour he found online. If you are looking for a tour guide, he is fantastic. 🙂
By the way, Melissa and I went to Prague in college and it was special going back to some of the same spots. I took a picture in this exact spot in 2012!
Our group got a bit side-tracked on the way back from the castle and ended up in a park surrounded peacocks. Have you ever seen a peacock up close? They are fascinating creatures. They happened to be attracting the females through their mating dances — shaking their feathers at the females. I could have stayed for hours watching them, but we needed to keep moving!
We kept walking, looking for a lunch spot along the river and came across this booty sculpture. Naturally, we had to snap a photo.
We walked by the Lennon wall and took this selfie below. Since the 1980s, it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs.
For some reason, my pictures stopped here. But, our last night we ate a traditional Czech dinner. It was SO big and filled with endless potatoes and mystery meat. The boys were extra pleased by the meal.
Caroline (and Kyle!) were the missing links in rounding out our immediate family visitors. Now, all members of our immediate family have come to visit us in Amsterdam. It is special.
Prague is a city with so much history, culture, and soul. I have a feeling we will be back very soon!
Until next time,