Prague update – recommended the goulash and dumplings to three French tourists from Lille

Prague - Jerusalemer Synagoge

Prague – Jerusalemer Synagoge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This evening we had dinner in an authentic restaurant in Prague – the prices are incredibly good value, especially compared to Frankfurt which is reported to be one of the most expensive cities in Germany.

To digress a bit, last night Marilyn couldn’t stop laughing at my choice of dinner in Frankfurt – a local Frankfurt delicacy – boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs and a sauce made of seven plus herbs – I can now understand why it didn’t get national or international recognition 🙂

Returning to Prague, we chose local specialities this evening, including pickled fish to start, washed down with a half a litre of the local brew, with goulash and two sorts of dumplings to follow! We got into conversation with three people on the next table – they were from Lille and they took up our recommendations.

Afterwards, we started to walk around the old part of Prague to get our bearings, as this is our first time in Prague.

It has been a long day. First thing this morning, we had to get a puncture fixed in Frankfurt – we are certainly glad that it happened in Frankfurt – our hotel insisted on somebody helping change the wheel and sending a member of staff with us to the tyre shop – German hospitality can really be exceptional!  We finally left Frankfurt about eleven this morning and stopped just east of Nuremberg for a coffee and a sandwich before heading each for Prague. The five-hour drive from Frankfurt to Prague was pretty uneventful except for the Satnav playing up a bit – it kept on trying to suggest off-road options to bypass the autobahn repairs.

The other thing to mention about Prague is that it’s really hot and pretty humid, with many people wandering round in shorts, T-shirts and sandals – all a far cry from our fleeces and waterproofs in Brugge on Saturday.

Hopefully, tomorrow we’ll do a bit of serious sightseeing.

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19 Responses to Prague update – recommended the goulash and dumplings to three French tourists from Lille

  1. Andrea says:

    Hello sounds like your having a good trip so far. David and I love Prague – been a few times but before you leave and at least 24 hours before you get back behind the wheel of your car, just for experience try 2 Czech specials:- Bekarovka and Slibovich (not sure if i’ve spelt that one right!) the latter being much like paint stripper!! I prefer a Baileys myself!! Don’t forget to visit the clock on the hour it’s cool!! – Lots of love to you and Auntie M xxx

  2. Andrea says:

    By the way would you like to swap some of your hot and humid for some of our cold and rainy???

    • dralfoldman says:

      Many thanks for the offer but we’ll pass 🙂

      • Karen says:

        What are you doing awake at 4am? You’re meant to be retired and taking it easy. If you’re still in Prague tomorrow there’s a nice restaurant for lunch at the top of the funicular (nice walk if you’ve got the energy) or let the funicular take the strain. Lots of love karen and dave x

      • dralfoldman says:

        Hi Karen & Dave, I don’t think that Prague is for relaxing! Yesterday was a full on day of helicopter sightseeing, followed by a Gershwin concert in the Spanish Synagogue, and a couple of excellent pitzas! Today we plan to focus on the Jewish quarter. XXX, Alf & Marilyn

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