This morning we caught a 7:30am Coach to the Czech Republic. I should have taken pictures because the bus was beautiful, but I pretty much slept the whole way. I did wake up for our two stops, one of which was at a restaurant/gas station that had some pretty awesome products. In my half awake wanderings, I found these juices that I thought were called Crappy. I figured something got lost in translation.
I also found this product, which I debated bringing back since I actually had to pull a tick from Ellee a few days before we left. It was kind of nice to know that we aren’t the only ones with this terrible problem.
And finally, I was tempted to pick these up because they reminded me of home, but decided I couldn’t support bagels being called bake rolls. In the end, I settled on sour cream and chive potato chips, forgoing the steak flavored ones because I wasn’t feeling very adventurous.
Our six hour bus trip went quite quickly and soon enough, we were at our new hotel, in Prague. It was bigger than our last one and had lots of fun amenities. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved staying at hotels. I love the tiny bottles of shampoos, the big comfortable beds and the free coffees and teas, even through I don’t drink either of them.
After settling in a bit, we dressed warm and went out to explore our new city. Our hotel is surrounded by tons of stores and huge beautiful malls. This one declared that it was Christmas time and set up the mood for a festive evening. Also, I should acknowledge that most of my pictures have Jeremy and I in our winter gear. It’s been pretty cold on this trip, so there’s not much diversity when it comes to photo ops, but oh well. I’m thrilled though, because at Jeremy’s Mom’s suggestion, I picked up a lightweight coat from Costco before we left and it’s been wonderful. It’s kept me so warm and when I want, it’s compact enough to store away in my purse. Which I also got from Costco before we left. So thanks Nana and Costco!
Thankfully, we’ve been able to figure out public transportation fairly well (besides our Budapest ticket drama on our first day). And I must say, the metro designs in Prague are pretty artsy and cool.
We headed out in search of food and a Christmas market. We found food first. Jeremy and I finally tried the sausage and it was absolutely delicious. They are big fans of sausages here and ours was perfect.
Afterwards, we wandered around and found a cute little art shop. While trying out a few different pencils, I wrote these sweet names out leaving a bit of my heart on paper. We’ve been so blessed to get to talk to our kids each day and they are both doing very well with their Nana and Papa.
After walking a bit more, we finally found our Christmas Market. I got my picture taken with this fancy guy, his sheep and his cello.
And then we walked around the corner to find this beautiful market, filled with shops and food and lots of Christmas cheer.
There was a beautiful tree that lit up to Christmas music as well.
It was a wonderful way to start out our trip and I can’t wait to see the wonderful things that the Czech Republic has to offer. I’ll end with a picture of my amazing husband on the longest and steepest escalator ever. I’m so incredibly thankful to get to spend this time with him.