By the end of the week, we’re usually pros at navigating the public transportation system. But on our last day in Prague they threw us for a loop and had construction on the street car line. We ended up taking more than one unwanted detour before we finally made it to our destination in the heart of downtown.
We took a quick tour of the Jewish Quarter of Prague. We first visited the Old-New Synagogue, then walked to the nearby Jewish Ceremonial Hall for a peak inside. The Old-New Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in Europe. Though this area was occupied by the Nazis during WWII, the Jewish Quarter is still mostly intact because rather than destroying Jewish buildings and places of worship as usual, they preserved this area to later become a memorial to the lost Jewish culture. Hilter’s intentions were not noble, but those actions preserved the Jewish buildings and the nearby cemetery.
We didn’t spend much time here, but we stopped by to take a look at the Jewish Ceremonial Hall. There was a lot more to see in the Jewish Quarter, but we didn’t have as much time as we had planned due to our train detours.
Charlotte was very proud of the ‘3’ she created by biting her apple.
She gets a little tired and bored sometimes.
Like I mentioned in a previous post, our week long stay in Prague allowed us time to catch up on rest, errands, and emails. It was a relatively inexpensive country, so we went shopping and stocked up on toiletries, new shoes for the girls (seems like it’s a constant need), and socks (somehow in 2 months they outgrew the ones I brought for them).
We saw lots of paddle boats on the river, and I really, really wanted to take the family out on a paddle boat ride. But I just couldn’t see how we could safely take two toddlers in a paddle boat. Eventually, we decided it would probably not be the best plan (though it still looked SO fun!). Instead, we found a cute little park along the river and spent the afternoon enjoying the sun and our beautiful surroundings.
She loves the swings and loves to swing as high as we can push her!
We found this restaurant with amazing desserts. And the best part —- toys for the kids to play with while we enjoyed our food!! With so many toys to play with, they didn’t even ask to share a bite of our dessert. Win-win.