Last but not least, the most fun part about traveling: the food!! Here is a compilation of most of the food and drink we managed to inhale in our short time in Prague:
–12 hour baked pork knuckle with mustard and horseradish paste –schnitzel with french fries –Christmas coffee with egg liquor –Pilsner beer –Trdelnìk –Gingerbread cookies –Mulled wine –Duck baked with apple-flavored red cabbage & mixed dumplings –Lobkowicz-style Czech goulash (classic beef stew served with a bacon dumpling) –traditional Bohemian apple strudel –Pickled Camembert cheese –Czech wine
We also accidentally stumbled across the oldest tavern in Prague, which was established in 1345!! Of course, we had to stop in for a beer and a light snack. It is said that King Wenceslav IV, Rudolf’s alchemists, the executioner Mydlár, W.A., Mozart, and Jaroslav Hašek all used to drink here! We tried a Czech dish of marinated Camembert cheese with a pint of Detenice beer. This beer is a natural, unfiltered, unpasteurized lager that is cooked in a copper kettle under an open fire, fermented by lower fermentation in wooden tubs and aged in oak barrels, just like their ancestors did. It is only found in this tavern or in Detenice.
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!