Saturday 22 to Tuesday 25 September
We left Moscow early on Saturday morning and flew to Prague via Kiev, where we celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary.
It appears that our luggage was examined en route – the locks were gone and so were some souvenirs. Not happy.
The Hotel Palace was fantastic, and we dined there in the evening – typical eastern fare of duck, red and white cabbage and local wines.
Prague is tourism at its best and a lovely change from Russia.
The sun shone as we explored the city, firstly on a canned bus tour to get our bearings, then on foot.
We walked from Wenceslas Square to the Vltava River, discovered Charles Bridge which was overrun by tourists and stalls and musicians.
We climbed the hill to the Palace, refreshed ourselves with wine and beer and then climbed the tower of St Vitus.
The day ended with a wurst in the square and dinner in the Old Town.
Another sunny, warm day in Prague. We explored the radio tower and walked through the park. Lunch by the river and a delicious meal in the Old Town before wandering down to the river for the night lights.
On our final day we started with a sunshine visit to the Charles Bridge – before the traders and musicians invaded it. There were a few tourists, but only the serious photographer types. Breakfast came afterwards.
Then we packed our bags and were on the train to Warsaw.