Sunday, September 23, was my last day in Prague. It was a cloudy day and since it was a Sunday, I didn’t feel real motivated to rush out. I have had a full week of seeing the sights. So, I updated this blog and by early afternoon, I was out the door. I probably should have taken in the Cubist Museum that was raved about in the reviews of Prague, but I felt more like just wandering the streets and absorbing it for a final day.
I walked over to the train station to get orientated as to where to go on Monday when I left for Vienna. From there, I walked down toward the Municipal Town Hall where I passed this beautiful Jewish temple. and popped into a couple of the mall areas. I decided that I needed to buy a small hairdryer. That accomplished, I continued wandering the streets towards the Old Jewish quarter on Josefov area of the old town.
There is a lovely cemetery and several temples that you can visit but the ticket is rather pricey and it was late in the afternoon, so I just wandered through the streets of that area.
I read about Cafe Ebel in my guidebook and decided to find it for a late afternoon coffee and treat. It was a lovely little cafe tucked off a busy touristy street and a nice place to sit in the sun, people watching while sipping coffee and eating a piece of a czech treat, honey cake. This was thin layers of cake and in between each layer, was a thin spread of cream cheese and honey (I am guessing). The whole cake was covered in a crumb mixture what looked like graham crackers. It was OK but not anything I would order again!
After my little treat, I found my way back to the Old Town Square and watched the Astronomical Clock on the hour to see if the rooster does crow. I discovered that he does but don’t blink! At this point, it was getting dusk and I was debating whether or not I should climb a tower to see Prague lit up at night. The question….which tower? I decided on the one in front of the Charles Bridge and paid the $4.00 to climb the 135 steps for the view. It was pretty but my opinion, you could see as much of the lighted buildings on the ground. Glad I did it as I always would have wondered if I missed anything special!
Wandering around the town today, was a nice way to end my walk down memory lane during this trip to Prague.
|Good Bye Czech Republic!|
Monday, September 24, I hopped the 10:42 train to Prague. I sat next to a couple from Quebec who are bicycling from Ulm, Germany along the Danube River to Budapest, Hungary. They had taken a break and gone to Prague to visit a friend. They said that it has been beautiful riding as there is a bike path the whole length of the Danube. It sounds like a lovely trip and is well worth considering to do in the future!
I arrived 4 1/2 hours later, 3:20 in the afternoon in Vienna. My contact for the small apartment I am renting gave me excellent directions to reach the building via the subway. I walked right to it! Dan was waiting for me and got me situated in my room.
I am near the West Train Station. I arrived at the Meidling Station. Being so close to the West Station is perfect as that is the station I am departing from on Friday for Salzburg! After getting settled in my room, I went to the station and bought my ticket for Salzburg, got my sim card for my iphone, grabbed a mozzarella cheese and tomato sandwich and did my grocery shopping. The evening ended with great phone visits with my dad, mom and sister, Kathy!
As I write this, it is Tuesday morning, September 25, my birthday. I am going to sign off and go explore Vienna. To celebrate, I am going to visit a coffee house and indulge in a wonderful cup of coffee and pastry! Tally ho!