Over Labor Day weekend, my husband and I visited one of our favorite cities, and I’m excited to share Prague with you now.
It was one of those magical journeys when everything seems to go right. We lucked into a great deal at a hotel right on the Old Town side of the Charles Bridge. The hotel gave us free parking (so rare in Old Town!) and actually let us keep our car in their garage until we left at the end of the day, seven hours after checkout.
And don’t even get me started on their amazing breakfast spread.
The days were clear, warm, and not too crowded. We found a gelato shop with the best Belgian chocolate ice cream ever, and I ordered Goulash with “honest homemade speckles” at a restaurant on Staromestska Square. We tramped up and down the 208 steps to the Palace (we counted), watched the changing of the guard, and danced to a live band playing a very cool sort of Eastern European fusion jazz.
My husband shot some video of the tram tracks we almost died on during one visit to Prague, years ago. It was terrifying! He took a wrong turn and suddenly we were driving on the tracks with no way to get off. For over a mile, we sped along, looking for a way to exit the tracks while trams rumbled past on parallel tracks and waiting passengers screamed at us to get off.
I prefer to experience peril like that in the pages of a book!
A city rich with story ideas
As always, my mind raced with ideas for new stories with each new sight. I got glimpses of historical suspense, political intrigue, dark tales, and comical ones. When I sat down to write my story set in Prague, I envisioned it being a sort of horror story, like something from Richard Matheson.
But my creative brain didn’t want to take it in that direction. What I ended up with is part whimsy, part humor, and part cautionary tale. Much of it was inspired by my actual experiences in Prague, mixed with a huge dose of imagination.
I hope to share it with readers soon, and in the meantime, I’m sharing our experience in Prague through pictures in this post. Thanks so much for coming by to read and join me for a visit to Prague. If you haven’t yet joined my readers’ group, I invite you to come on board and get more suspense, more mystery, and more thrills in your life!
How about you? Have you been to Prague? What’s your favorite part of the city? Have you ventured off the beaten path? Tell us about it in the comments.