It has come to my attention that perhaps recently there’s been a bit too much soul-baring introspection on this blog and not enough showing you new places. Your requests on facebook to show you photos of adventures were a dead giveaway. You want vulnerable… but you also want photos of adventures!
I go on a lot of trips I never blog about… just seems like there’s no time… here’s one of my favorites:
One of my favorite moments of 2009 happened on this trip:
A.’s a walker. BIG TIME. Prague is built on numerous large hills on two sides of a wide river, the Vlatava. One day, we walked up and down at least two of the hills (small mountains where I’m from), across the river and back into downtown. Suddenly, across from us was a big storefront that read: Sawasdee Thai Foot Massage
“You want a foot massage?” A. said, joking.
“Hell, yeah I want a foot massage! You just walked me all over this whole city!”
“That’s what I love about you,” she said. “Most people wouldn’t want to spend the money, or something.”
“Whatever. Their loss. I want my foot massage. Let’s go.”
Sitting in those big chairs in funny pants they gave us was one of those strange moments in life… I’m so glad I went with A. to Prague before she returned to the U.S. I firmly believe we should all say, “Yes!” more often. You just never know when you’ll have one of those memorable moments…
What else about Prague? I’m writing about it here a year and a half later because it stands out as one of my favorite European cities. It seems quite liveable. The Jewish neighborhood is remarkable. I enjoyed shopping for handcrafted goods there, and shopping is not something I normally do much of at all when I travel. The food was good and cheap.
These pastries on the street were dusted with cinnamon and sugar, if I remember correctly. Yum! Anyway, if you’re looking for a European city with history, beauty, nature and hiking, shopping, art… all do-able within just a couple of days, Prague is a great place!
- Epochs of Indulgence: How Prague Became a Luxury Destination (gadling.com)
- Prague – Tourism Is Alive And Well (michele.me)
- Beyond Prague to Budapest, Croatia (seattletimes.nwsource.com)