Oct 1, 2013
Easy flight via Paris to Prague. Cousin Michaela picked us up at the airport. Lots of construction on the road into town, but it gave Michaela and me time to catch up. Staying at the Hotel Intercontinental. We stayed here on my first visit during the Communist era. Back then you could hardly engage in conversation with the staff. Much easier now. The location is great, right on the river and just steps from the Altneuschul and the rest of the Jewish quarter.
Nathan and I walked around and then found a kosher restraurant, Dinitz. Had a nice chicken with mushrooms (“forestiere”), which was the only non-Israeli entree on the menu. Nathan had an hamburger. Then we walked around the old town, climber the tower and go a view of the city, and walked down to the Charles Bridge, crossed and then wound our way up the bank to the next bridge and back to the hotel. A fine first day with lots of great views of the city and the castle on the hill. Tomorrow we go to Theresienstadt.