Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In Prague Again

After a quick trip to Vienna, Eric and I headed back to Prague.  We visited for five days in September and had been looking forward to going back ever since.

A view of the Charles Bridge when we visited in September
There's something about Prague.  It's not the cheapest city, the food is not Europe's best, and it can be damn cold to walk on those gorgeous streets.  The tourist area around Old Town Square is extremely busy and every other shop is trying to sell you Czech crystal or a souvenir beer stein.  Especially on the weekends, the Charles Bridge is so crowded with tour groups that you practically have to elbow old ladies to make your way across.  (There is also no way to avoid walking through someone's photo.  Sorry for being that blur on the left, other tourists!)  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Two Days in Vienna

Eric and I planned a short trip to Vienna.  We stayed near the Naschmarkt, a large open market filled with coffees, cheeses, sit-down cafés and prepared foods from all over.  At the Naschmarkt, I was able to witness what I hope will be a common sight in my future:

This is the dream, people.
Eric, buying cheese while a small dog wanders nearby. 

Friday, January 4, 2013


Several friends of mine had visited Budapest over the past couple of years.  When I mentioned we were going there, they were thrilled to talk about how much they loved the city.  I agreed almost as soon as we arrived from Romania. 

The view from the citadel was worth the uphill climb.