We had a great time in Praque or should I say Praha. We went in November. It was pretty cold but we still enjoyed ourselves. We were able to stay in a apartment pretty close to the city center. We usually use booking.com to find places. It’s easier because we have a family of 5 and hotels don’t always work.
It was so crowded even in the cold. Every hour there is a show. We always missed it:(.
We traveled to Lake Constance this summer. We drove two hours to get there from home. It was a nice scenic drive, actually beautiful. We arrived at our hotel Truschwende4. This hotel had a modern feel to it although in the middle of the country. We were able to muddle through check in with my husband’s german and some english by the hotel front desk clerk. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and welcoming. After settling into our room, we drove to Lake Constance. Lake Constance is about one hour from our hotel. Poor planning on my part, I didn’t realize it was that far from our hotel. The hotel made up for the distance. The rooms were roomy and clean. There was also a restaurant and bar onsite. We had breakfast there the next morning which was not included in the price but good. Hot and cold items were served.
How beautiful!!!! The walk along the lake were breathtaking. The border of Austria and Zurich was visible from the lake. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from in the area and shopping of course.
Island of Mainau
We took a car ferry to the island of Mainau. How awesome is that!! Ok so the lake was beautiful but this island…Whoa!!!! There are gardens, gorgeous landscaping and displays, a petting zoo and a butterfly house. There is even a castle!!! If your hungry there are places to grab a snack or a full meal at the beer garden. But there are other restaurants on the island. If you want souvenirs there are shops too.
Rheinfalls was out next stop after the island. Not a bad drive at all maybe 30 to 40 minutes from the island. We got to cross the Swiss border. Falls are another gorgeous place. What a day!!! There is a castle. Places to eat although quite pricey. The franc is killing it. Did you catch the rainbow?
We ended our day with dinner near Lake Constance at a Greek restaurant. I would definitely go back to each place and explore a little more. A good time was had by all, on to the next adventure.
Photos: yours truly
Flashback to the time when we were on a Disney Mediterrnean Cruise. One of our ports of call was Livorno. We booked our excursion with Disney Cruise. We took a bus from Livorno to Pisa. We then took a cute trolley train to Miracle Square(where the leaning tower is). There was so many cute cafes and shops. Oh the first picture is the city wall. The third picture is a 13th century Cathedral and an 12th century circular building. Also featured is of course the leaning tower. Just breathtaking!!!! Loved every minute. Especially the ride through the Tuscan countryside. I thought I would start sharing trips I have taken over the last year on Flashback Friday’s. Hope you enjoy.
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