On Tuesday I traveled to Prague with Gabby and Gregg for a really great day. After a good ride in the morning, we set out for Prague - a chance to see the city and stretch out our legs. We really lucked out with the warm weather and brilliant blue sky. It was a great day to be a tourist in such a great city like Prague.
Prague is a city that really defies expectations. Most would imagine a grey and bleak city. This couldn't be further from reality. As you'll see, Prague is defined by amazing architecture and stunning statues, bridges, and colors. And to top it off, Prague is easily walkable - with a compact core, you can easily get around by foot and see all that you want to.
We went with no fixed agenda or list of things to see. I had been to Prague in 2010 but only for an evening and a couple hours in the morning - so I did have some memory of how amazing this city is. After a good lunch together, we split up for a bit and I wandered here there and everywhere snapping photos and picking up a few gifts for those at home.
Anyway, I'll cut to the chase and get to the photos. My apologies for not being able to give great descriptions of these photos - I did this visit without a guide book and just looked at things that seemed interesting and intriguing. As you likely know I'm the type of tourist who likes to wander down little side streets and I'm always looking up to see what statues are on the top of buildings. Okay, here are the photos (the entire set of photos is posted on Facebook).
As you can see, Prague is truly amazing. I took 75 photos - so really you should visit the Facebook album....
Today was a bit more mundane: riding and working. I had an excellent ride with some good hard intervals in the drizzly rain. Supper was most excellent - the three of us went to the Andel Cafe - a vegetarian restaurant. It was so very good.
I'm off to Tabor tomorrow - I've got a busy morning of training, packing and driving ahead. Looking forward to visiting Tabor and catching up with the folks already there. Racing again on Sunday in the Tabor World Cup and then flying home on Tuesday. I'm having a great time here but I really do miss Marc - looking forward to seeing him and Mr. Murphy on Tuesday.