We arrived in Paris yesterday morning. Saw the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc the T, Sacre Couer, and miles of filthy subways. Beer is expensive, eleven dollars a glass, streets are crowded and weather is so so but we are still having a great time. Only one more day and the real world will be back.....PB and J sandwiches and making our own beds!
Here we are in Berlin. We arrived at noon yesterday and got settled in at the hotel (not the Marriott but just fine). Our first order of the day was to find some lunch and then explore the city. Burger King was the first place we found so after a whopper and coke we jumped on the bus and headed to Zoolander (not exactly but can#t pronounce the real name so it stuck). It was quite cool out so we hopped on a double decker bus and rode around for a while. Actually until the driver parked for the day and we thought we would be locked on the bus for the night. Jumped on another bus and back to the start. The next time round we got off and took a few photos of the Brandenburg gates, Reichstag etc and then finally back to our room. After a rest we headed out to find dinner. a nice little pub served some delcious pasta and pork and then we walked down the Ku'damm and jumed on the bus for a ride around in the dark. Berlin has the Festival of Lights on until the end of the month and many of the building are well lit with brightly colered lights. Today included a four hour walking tour seeing all the Nazi and Soviet era sites-Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie etc. and some currywurst for lunch. We have a few more things to see and do before we head to our final city Paris.
We are in the airport in Budapest awaiting our departure to Berlin. We had 1000 Ft left (not really that much money) and are using it to update the blog. We had a great time here and will miss the food and luxury hotel. Lots of excitement with the national holiday today but we will miss it because we are going to be checking out Berlin. Its raining here but we are hoping for better weather there. Took lots of pics and will post them later.
Today is our last day in Prague. We have done lots of walking and sightseeing. The food and beer are excellent and always makes the long walks worthwhile. so far we haven't ordered anything that we can't figure out what it is. We are becoming very adept at using public transportation and travel longer distances by subway or tram. Doug has taken hundreds of photos of the city and we can hardly wait to share them with everyone. We should be able to entertain the family for many long nights! We are heading into the country tomorrow and then we are off to Budapest. Chicken Paprikas and Retes here we come!
We finally found an internet cafe and have a chance to send a few emails and add to the blog. We arrived in London last Wednesday. The flight was uneventful and even arrived early. We made it through customs and onto the Gatwick express and off to London. Found our hotel and dropped off our luggage. The weather was great. Spent the next three and a half days touring about. Didn't see any rain and most of the time it was warm enough to go in short sleeves. On Monday morning we caught a plane to Prague. Weather here is beautiful. Sun shining and warm! What a wonderful place. We did a city tour this AM and now are off to see more of the city. We have today and tomorrow and then we are heading into the country. Thinking about all our friends and family and wish you could be here with us. Will do a full report of the trip when we arrive home. I discovered that it is not easy to navigate through blogspot when everything is in Czech.
The big day has finally arrived. Our suitcases are packed and we are ready to go. We fly to London tomorrow and then will begin our tour to Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Budapest, Berlin and Paris. I will try to post some highlights of the trip while we are traveling and then will add photos when we get home. Check back regularly for updates of our European vacation.