Come along with us to seven countries in Europe over a 23 day period: United Kingdom (Heathrow Airport only), The Czech Republic (5 days), Slovakia (1/2 day), Austria (3 days), Germany (10), The Netherlands (3), and Brussels (2). We’ll travel by air, bus and small river cruise ship.
Day 1 and 2- September 23 and 24
We left Raleigh on Friday, September 23 at 6:30pm – many thanks to Joan and Terry for the ride to RDU and the send-off. We flew directly to Heathrow Airport in London, arriving there at 6:30am European time, but midnight our time.
After a 3 hour layover, we continued to Prague arriving at 2pm, where a Grand Circle representative met us and delivered us to our hotel, the Dorint Don Giovanni. After a welcome talk from Mihai, our guide, we unpacked and rested in our room until dinner. We met up with Mihai for directions for tomorrow. Then he took us for a short orientation walk to point out possible restaurants for the evening. We gathered with four others for a meal at Zelivárna.
Pilsner is a Czech beer, so we all toasted to a joyous trip. Hungry from all the travel and excitement, we each ate a hearty meal.
Norm had his favorite – pork chops – with crushed potatoes. I had a pork hock with pickled vegetables, horseradish and mustard. Pork is the mainstay of the Bohemian diet… Healthier versions to follow! Let’s hope!
Ciao for now!