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Corey and Nicki’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 09 Dec 2009

Location: Wilmington, England

MapWell all, we are now back in UK after our jaunt to Prague.
We had a nice but busy time there and saw many sights including: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Petrin Hill and Tower, Vysehrad (the old castle site), Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town (below Prague castle), Havelska Markets...

Of course we also spent time at the different Christmas markets and tried hot wines and meads, trdelnik, langose, gingerbread etc.

In addition to this we did one day trip to Kutna Hora, where there is a famous cathedral and 'bone church' (ossuary)

During some evenings we went out and saw shows and concerts. We saw one classical concert in a baroque church featuring a soprano, organist, harpist and violinist. Then we saw two Czech musicals - the first was "Dracula", which was fantastic and the second was "Mona Lisa" - but we didn't like the second one so much as the first...

I am not a huge fan of traditional Czech meals, but Corey enjoyed some dumplings on several occasions and we had bramboracky (potato pancakes), which I do like. Corey also tried a handful of Czech beers! (Beer is cheaper than Coke/Pepsi there and they serve you half a litre unless you ask for a small!)

We got some postcards and books as souvenirs and I brought back some MozartKugeln (though they are all eaten already!)

I was a little ill at the end of the last day - but am much better again now...

I was happy to see Prague again and Corey found the pace more relaxed than London - though I found it busier than when I have been before...

Our hotel was nice and the buffet breakfasts were good. It was around 5-10 min walk to Wenceslas Square and about another 10-15 mins from there to the old town, depending on the crowds - so not too bad...and there was a metro stop just round the corner if we didn't fancy walking!

No snow for Corey unfortunately but the weather was actually warm for the time of year and most days it was still around 1-4 degrees...Corey still wrapped up though!!

Now we are back and have two more weeks till Xmas...we plan to do a few odds and ends still before then - catching up with a few last people and seeing some final things in London...but then it will be a relaxing time over Xmas, followed by New Year's, our engagement party and shipping my things, before we head back to OZ...just under 5 weeks left here now!