So much fun navigating around Prague!
Day 11 - Prague
- I'm half-way watching the World Cup as I type this so sorry if the writing is a little choppy.
I began the day with a run through the old town and along the river as the city was waking up. We had a small breakfast in our room and enjoyed an easy, relaxing morning. Eventually, we set out to explore Petrin Hill. On the way, we checked out the swans near our apartment and found a nearby cafe with a couple sweet treats and more coffee.
Before getting up Petrin Hill, we stopped at a park. The parks in Prague are fantastic! Many seem new and have very creative play equipment. The kids loved it!
We hiked up Petrin Hill and went through the mirror maze (kind of a rip-off) and climbed the mini Eiffel Tower. It's about 1/4 the size of the real tower but has over 400 steps. We enjoyed the view from the top.
After a quick lunch, DD#2 and I split off for a different route back to our apartment. We went by the Prague castle and had to duck inside a little cafe due to a huge rain storm! We saw a couple having wedding photos taken as we made our way down the hill. Such a pretty area. We did a little souvenir shopping on the way back.
We made reservations for dinner at a nearby place. I couldn't believe that DH ordered the beef tongue! I stayed safe with some kind of pork skewer.
We all love watching the scene on the street below our apartment. Here are a few pics looking up at our windows. Our car sits comfortably in a private courtyard. It's a good thing in a town known for auto theft!
Day 12 - Mirakulum Adventure Playground!
After a run around Letna Park, we had a quick breakfast before heading to Mirakulum Adventure Park. It was about 40 minutes outside of Prague on an old army property. When we approached the park, it seemed we were in some sort of condemned area! We wondered what we had gotten ourselves into. Luckily, the park was so much fun! Great play equipment for climbing, sliding, tunnels, mazes, trampolines, and more. The park was filled with Czech families. We didn't hear anyone speak English the entire day. We all enjoyed the sunshine and creative park. It helped that prices were great. It cost around $25 for the whole family. Beers were around $1.25 and food was reasonable. It's nice to go to an attraction and not feel ripped off.
Because the park was using old army property, they offered rides on disused tanks. Weird!
We headed back to Prague. DD#2 and I were both extra tired and napped on the short drive back. Despite this, we rallied and took the tram to a new neighborhood in Prague that had a fun playground and restaurant. This was one of my favorite meals yet! It was relaxing to eat nice food outdoors while the kids could play happily on zip-lines and crazy climbing contraptions.
Goodnight from lovely Prague. Two more days to enjoy the city!