Dobry den (hello in Czech),
We just spent 3 days in Prague and we are headed to Hungary on an overnight train tonight. The city is gorgeous and Haig is loving the goulash and dumplings. It was hard for Kar to order vegetarian food (1. because there aren't many vegetarian options and 2. because no one speaks English in the non touristy areas). However, Kar is loving the beer!!!
We visited Prague castle, Charles Bridge, the Jewish district where we went inside the oldest synagogue in Eastern Europe, and the Communist Museum which was fascinating. We also went rowing on the river, relaxed at the parks, and checked out a jazz bar. The city is already overrun by tourists. We would hate to see what it was like in the high season.
Compared to the rest of the places we've been on our trip, Prague is definitely the most expensive, therefore, we stayed in a hostel which was actually very quaint and cute. Luckily, there were no drunken 18 year olds to interrupt our sleep! This hostel actually had a lot of older couples (most in private rooms) but it was encouraging for us to see that we can maintain our type of travel as we get older.
-Kar and Haig
ps. The transportation system here rocks! However, the ticketing is on an honor system but undercover police randomly ask for tickets. Haig had misplaced his ticket and we almost got a fine!!!! Luckily we found it but missed our stop and were lost for a while.