Yesterday was a very long day. All went according to plan.
In the morning in Copenhagen we had an excellent breakfast at our hotel. Now we are back to reality! No more hotel breakfasts. No more European croissants.
After breakfast we went for a walk in the Christianshaven neighborhood around the hotel.
Around noon we checked out and took the metro to the airport. Our Premium plus tickets included lounge access so we enjoyed the SAS lounge and then caught our plane to San Francisco.
In San Francisco we took BART to Walnut Creek picked up our car and drove home to Reno.
It was a wonderful trip and we both had a great time. Thanks to Roger and Gayle and Rick and Elaine for sharing it with us. After 57 days, 41 hotels, 4 rental cars, 8 flights and 7 countries it is great to be home.
Yesterday we looked at our options for the easiest and best way to get to the airport in Prague. And then Duke discovered that in Prague if you are over 70 you can ride the metro for free. So the decision was made! This morning we caught the metro and then a connecting bus to the Prague Airport. The whole trip was very easy!
The flight was about 90 minutes and uneventful. In Copenhagen the public transit is fantastic and in less than 45 minutes we were at our hotel.
When we were in Copenhagen a couple of months ago we paid about $60 for 2 glasses of wine and a bowl of nuts. I check the bar menu as Duke was checking in. A hamburger costs $40. So for dinner tonight we decided to picnic in our room. We went to the grocery store and bought wine, bread, cheese and pâté. We had a fantastic dinner.
This morning we walked to the train station in the rain. For some reason we had to take about a 20 minute bus ride to catch the train. In Ústí nad Orlicí we thought we would take a taxi to our hotel since it was about two miles away and it was still raining. But there were no cabs so we walked. Luckily the temp was in the 50s so it wasn’t too cold.
For dinner tonight we ate at the restaurant at our hotel. Dining experiences are a big part of why we enjoy traveling. We had local beer. If you look at the pork rib picture below you can see the grated horseradish, the sauerkraut, the pickles and the brown bread. I guess fresh horseradish must be traditionally Czech. We have had it multiple times and it is so good. Plus that is a lot of horseradish!
The other dish is the goulash and dumplings. It was perfectly flavored and the spices gave it a bit of a kick. It was also very good.