We didn’t actually set out to do more than try out the bus/train connections and wander around a bit to see if we could work out where things were. We walked to the town square to catch our bus. Stephen approached a couple to ask about buses to Prague and the man spoke a little German, so we were able to get some help. They also helped us with getting our ticket on the Metro.
The city is different in winter with the Christmas markets in full swing. We went to the Staromestske Namesti market and walked around that area.
We had a modest sort of lunch and coffees and a shared strudel later. The coffees were excellent, the strudel not too sweet, but not wonderful.
We became very tired and wandering around can be exasperating, but it’s the only way to get oriented to a new city. We had a bit of difficulty finding the bus stand for coming home, but a couple of people helped us out.
We had some leftovers with pasta, and a small slice of David’s cake with yogurt, honey and banana.
We’ve decided that we need a plan for the next four weeks. Stephen wants to go to a couple of shows at theatres we haven’t been to before. I’ve suggested we drive into the city and stay for a couple of nights. The long journey home after dark, even if we take the car as far as the Metro, is not appealing.
The bright side is that bus and train fares are cheap, especially after England. Having food and coffees when we are out is also much cheaper.