i’m not even sure where to begin in recapping our trip so i apologize in advance for slapping up random photos and making lists of random things. no one really wants to read seven paragraphs of the minutia. my time is valuable and so is yours! something happens to you between the cabin pressure and the meters above sea level that causes a pseudo-drunkedness. i’m not exactly sure of all the physiological details but the awful feeling of jet lag is always quashed by my insatiable wanderlust. i hope you enjoy the next installments i’ll be sharing in the coming days of our journey to prague & paris!
this is my number one tip for fighting jet lag (it never hits me when i head east, but when i return to the west my goodness my world is turned on its head!)
we stayed at the hotel josef in prague and had room #801. if i ever return to prague, i will stay here in a heartbeat. it is bar none the BEST accommodation i have ever stayed! the room and hotel were smartly designed and sleek while being immaculately clean. the staff were friendly, knowledgeable (we used them for pub and restaurant advice) and our every request was swiftly taken care of with ease— from room service to arranging taxi transport to and from the airport. i have never felt more ‘at home’ away from home. p.s. prada also had a meeting during my stay if that gives you any sense of the hotels ‘chic’ factor brunch was included for free with the booking of room #801 and it was INCREDIBLE! they had cheeses, cured meats, eggs, smoked salmon, full english, fruits, yogurts, pastries, a juicer to make fresh juice and a smoothie bar with an industrial blender along with various cereals/granolas. if the buffet wasn’t enough, they also offered specialty coffee drinks and stuffed crepes made to order. here was one plate from my stay that i assembled:
we headed out into old town in prague and came across the astronomical clock. this thing was quite an attraction and every hour, a crowd gathered to watch all the cogs interplay. it was a beautiful machine and hard to believe that it was built in 1410! this clock even has animated figures that work within the mechanism. the clock was a way that the people could see the position of the sun, when to seed, reap and sow for agricultural purposes and even the zodiac signs.
we managed to continue sightseeing around old town, headed to the city museum to lay some groundwork of prague’s history before any major touring and had to make an obligatory gelato stop. i have never seen someone so joyful about mango gelato in my life. i will keep him
stay tuned for our first experience in a prague pub, trying some czech food & drink & the homeless man with the teacup collection!