Our first day in the Czech capital saw us dumping our bags in the hotel and popping in to a restaurant nearby for a meal. The food was excellent, and so was the beer! After lunch we made a bee-line for the river. This led us to a park area where we sat and had a homemade lemonade. This was totally different from any lemonade we had ever had before but it was very refreshing in the hot weather.

We then attempted, fairly successfully, to follow the river into the old part of the city. We crossed and recrossed the river by means of the various bridges, including the famous Charles Bridge. We covered a lot of ground on our first day and were glad to get back to the hotel for a shower and a few drinks in the hotel bar.