Travel today from the ship to Prague, the Czech Republic for 3 days. Foggy most of the way; not much of interest. It seems like a good day to go back to some forgotten photos that might give some flavor to the trip beyond the historical stuff we have seen. Mr. Miller arranged a lunch place near the Intercontinental Hotel as we arrived midday – a great little place with excellent food and service. I’ll get the group photo from him later.
A great list outside a small cafe in Melk. Nice, pleasant way to entice people to enter.
The morning rush to walk the plank to the motor coaches.
Here’s a fast boat – a hydrofoil that goes up and down the Danube as a ferry/commuter. This one is an original Russian craft – and it goes between Vienna and Bratislava…the two closest capital cities in the world. They are Slovakian and Austrian capitals and about 40 miles apart.
Some of the newer architecture gets no notice when you are traveling a trail of past Centuries. But, here’s an especially appropriate building top to be placed next to a major river.
Here’s a floating crystal chandelier palace called the Krystall Konigin…cruised by yesterday. What were they thinking?
Back in Budapest, we visited the Terror Museum, but didn’t get to see the sun coming through to make this name light up on the side of the building.
This car is everyone’s favorite symbol of the failed Soviet Communist industrial society…the Trabant – a failed car brand.
We will be back to you with what we learn about Prague, besides our warnings about pickpockets, dishonest money-changers and crooked taxi drivers. They say this right after they tell you it’s the #2 visited city in Europe after Paris. Must be good.