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In Prague I drink much more beer

I arrived in Prague yesterday about 2pm with my dad, brother and my nephew.  Both my parents are from the Czech Republic but my mom is more of a country girl (from Ústí nad Labem) and my dad is from the city.

It was a gorgeous day and we went for a short stroll after being dropped at our flat in the heart of the city.  We are staying on the Mala Strana, and any street you turn is quite breathtaking.  Especially if you come from Toronto where everything old is actually new.  At least compared to here.  I feel like a giant hand stacked row upon row of beautiful historical buildings together as densely as humanly possible.

My nephew Luke wandering in the rain.

Here is some info straight from Wikipedia:

The name translated into English literally means “Little Side”, though it is frequently referred to as “Lesser Town”, “Lesser Quarter”, or “Lesser Side”. This name derives from its position on the left (west) bank of the river Vltava, on the slopes just below the Prague Castle, in opposition to the larger towns of Prague on the right bank, to which it is conjoined by the Charles Bridge.

We flew from Toronto to Zürich and then to Prague.  I can highly recommend connecting through this airport, no Tim Horton’s but….

In Zurich airport.

We arrived and immediately settled in, enjoying an afternoon snack at my cousin’s apartment.

Obložené Chlebíčky and pate.  The Chlebíčky are a typical few bite snack.  Or lunch or dinner. Perfect for entertaining  You can top them with anything but usually you might have butter or mayo and ham, a pickle, hard-boiled egg, or my favourite-my mom’s potato salad and a slice of salami.

Pivo.  My husband once suggested we name our first child Branik.  I am glad he forgot about that.

Na shledanou!


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