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for this summer's European river cruise
it is still fairly chilly on the Costa del Sol in Spain, spring and summer
are on the way and I really need to get down to planning my European river
cruise. As I mentioned in an earlier
blog, there is so much to choose from, I am totally spoiled for choice
and this makes it difficult to actually make a final decision.
on browsing around on the Internet this weekend, I stumbled on a river
cruiser’s guide to Prague. Now there's a wonderful city that I have
never visited before! Pictured above you can see Prague Castle and
the river, with the span of the Charles Bridge, and there is so much more
to see and do in this fascinating city.
to the blog I visited, food in the Czech Republic is a secret unto itself
and seeing as I enjoy sampling the varied cuisines of the world, this is
something I definitely want to try out.
cuisine tends to mainly consist of meat dishes and pork, beef and chicken
are apparently the most popular. Fish on the other hand is rare in
Czech restaurants. Typical dishes include roast pork with bread dumplings
and stewed cabbage, or roast sirloin beef with steamed dumplings and cream-of-vegetable
sauce, which all sounds very wholesome and tasty.
desserts (a weakness of mine!) sound incredible and are a collecton of
crepes, tarts and cakes with whipped cream, chocolate and other tasty delights
such as strudl. There goes the diet!
the cuisine is not that well known, Czech beer is, of course, pretty famous
with its pilsner style brew, dubbed Budweis in German, which even managed
to give its name to the popular Budweiser Budvar beer.
of beer, there are several beer
festivals held throughout the year, making for a fun reason to visit
the city, so timing is important here!
the mind off food and drink, Prague offers much in the way of history with
several interest museums to visit, as well as fascinating castles and chateaux,
theatres and cinemas.
is also some fascinating architecture, like Milunic's and Gehry's Dancing
House pictured here. Nicknamed rather appropriately "Ginger and Fred,"
Frank Gehry's genius just oozes from this amazing building.
the kids and younger-at-heart, Prague and its surroundings offers several
puppetry and marioinette exhibitions as well as several puppet festivals.
near Prague, kids will enjoy the Aquapalace Praha water park, apparently
the largest in central Europe.
CC by-SA 3.0 Hans
in all, a visit to Prague, all included in a luxury 11-day trip to Nuremberg
and Budapest sounds like a definite plan. Not only are there all the pleasures
of Prague to explore, but two other fascinating European cities and their
cultural treasures await. After exploring all there is to see in the Czech
capital, I will catch a luxury coach down to Nuremburg and climb aboard
my luxury ship for an 8-day relaxing and luxurious cruise to Budapest.
Fancy joining me?
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