It is an experience to travel these days. Not like it was in the old days (she says pulling at all the bags and wrinkles under her eyes). There are few to no humans involved in the check-in process anymore.
You flash your passport at a computer, it spits you out a boarding ticket, and then you put your suitcase onto a conveyer belt, puling down a screen door in front of it and off go your worldy possessions, and you hope for the best. Would you like to know more?
After a quick change of hotel (also highly recommended – the Bishops House) we made the great trek up the hill to the Castle.
All the streets in Prague look like this.
Unless they look like this …
… or this …
… or this!
And at the top, the Castle was just bustling!
As we made our way through the front gates, and on to the grounds, we realised we’d missed being able to see the changing of the guards (every hour on the hour) by _that much!_ *holds finger and thumb together* So we watched it from inside the gates.
Suddenly, before we knew it, we were in the inner sanctum, and there, rising up in front of us was St Vitus Cathedral!
It is remarkably difficult to adequately express the grandeur of this epic gothic cathedral in photographs.
But I tried anyway.
After absorbing as much of it as we could, we headed back down the hill, vowing to return again before we left.
Tromping our little troop down the hill, we did manage to come across this twisted little stairway,
… which promised two things. First was the promise of coffee. Second … Well, second was that within the complex which had coffee, was also housed the Alchemy Museum!
I think Reginald and Rupert may have gotten in over their heads!
Our adventure will continue tomorrow!