From sun to overcast, snow to hail and then sunny again - the weather story for today. How could we ask for more? We had it all here. We are staying at the Hotel Monastery, which is located in the hills above Prague adjacent to the Castle. This is indeed an old monastery and is full of character. We have a view of town and the breakfast buffet is to die for. We started our day walking around the castle and then headed down the hill to Old Prague. First point of interest was the Lennon wall near Charles Bridge. A young student played Lennon tunes and set the atmosphere. We crossed the river and found a trendy lunch spot which I do not recall the name of. Lunch was super by the way. Di had found a podcast for a walking tour with Rick Steves, which started from the National Museum and took us through Wenceslas Square, the Lucerna Arcade, the Franciscan Garden, Na Prikope Street, the Municipal House, the Powder Tower, Celetna Street, the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, Karlova Street and last but not least the Charles Bridge. I only listened in now and then but I could tell Di really enjoyed the podcast, which was spiced up with classical music at just the right times.
Although we have only had a couple of days here we have really enjoyed ourselves. The food is great and reasonably priced. It was surprising to see the number of tourist here for this time of year. Not that it bothered us but come summer time Prague must be buzzin'.
Tomorrow we are on our way again. We fly to Toulouse via Brussels. Our destination is Bourlogne Sur Gesse.