After exploring the large square in Old Town and the Astronomical Clock,
we made our way to the Charles Bridge.
This is an impressive bridge. We enjoyed the views of the river and castle from the bridge
and the street performers lining the sides.
|The Charles Bridge|
Before crossing over the bridge, J spotted a museum that he wanted to check out.
It sounded just crazy enough for me to want to see too.
The Torture Museum.
They had three floors packed with torture instruments used throughout the history
of time. Throughout the tour, I dont think my sphincter relaxed for a minute and
Im pretty sure I grimaced the entire time!
It was very interesting though.
It was also a bit shocking to learn that some of these instruments were used as
recently as the 1970s in Europe!
|The Witches torture chair|
Cue sphincter tightening.
|This was a long, suffering death|
|Female chastity belt|
|Male chastity belt!|
|Crossing the Charles Bridge|
|Another creepy Marionette shop|
After lunch we made our way up to the Prague Castle. It is the largest castle
in Europe! I wish we would have known that there is a tram that will
take you to the top.
Instead, we walked up about a million stairs to get there.
Ugh. I had to take a break every 24 steps or so.
|The looong way up|
|Happy once we'd reached the top|
|Gorgeous cathedral within the castle|
|It looks like the Notre Dame in Paris from the backside|
|The side of the cathedral|
|See the American Embassy on the left?|
It's right across from the castle.
|An interesting looking building|
For lunch on our last day, we had Italian on a botel.
What is a botel you might ask?
It's a hotel on a boat and they happened to have a fantastic
restaurant on board. The food was delicious and the view was unbeatable.
|There's the baby bump!!!|
|Inside of the botel's restaurant|
|Our floating restaurant|
When J and I travel, we tend to spend the largest part of our money on food and drinks. We're big foodies and like to try new things. This trip we had traditional Czech food which was just ok really. Not bad, but not great either. We had Mexican at a restaurant right across from our hotel called Banditos. If you're ever in Prague, do NOT go here! We knew it was a risk, getting Mexican food in the Czech Republic, but the restaurant is owned by an American from San Diego. We thought it would be delicious. Wrong. We were very wrong. The food was sweet instead of spicy. The salsa was a sweet tomato mix and they made a peppers and onions mix that went on every dish that was very sweet. We were very disappointed. We also had British food at a restaurant down by the Charles Bridge and it was surprisingly very good! Our last meal there- at the botel- was also great, so two out of four meals were fantastic and two were not so great.