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Bratislava to Prague Travel Day

We lucked out with free hotel breakfast again this morning. The European breakfast buffet is quite the spread! Crepes, waffles, omelets, muffins, smoked salmon, yogurt, cakes, cookies, fresh fruit, and on and on. So many options! We were also the family getting snickered at for wearing our hotel slippers to breakfast. But when you only brought one pair of shoes it’s nice to get a bit of variety.

After breakfast we packed up but left our suitcases at the hotel. We got an Uber to the zoo. Figured it would be a good way to spend a few hours before our 2 o’clock train to Prague.

This zoo was way more impressive then any of us expected.

How cute are those meerkats?! Also you have to get a kick out of signs in different countries.

We did see a guy peeing off the side of a trail later so I guess it’s a necessary sign. 😒 It was feeding time for the big cats, and they were so close to the glass. Very neat to watch!


They had a Dinosaur Park which was hilarious due to the tarps but also a big hit.


After the Dino Park we hiked up a trail through the woods following the signs for the white rhino. It was quite sketchy, with mud, rocks and leaves all over. An abandoned house off to one side. But sure enough we eventually came up to the backside of some enclosures.


These are supposed to be white rhinos.


The level of security at these places is definitely more lax than in the US. 😄 So you know us Americans have to push the boundary a bit.

The kids enjoyed the playgrounds before we left.

We went back to the hotel, grabbed our bags and made it to the train station with 40 minutes to spare this time. Much more relaxed! We grabbed some sandwiches and hot dogs for lunch and watched L chase the pigeons.

After our train arrived we got settled in for a 4 hour ride.

Enjoyed some show time and the views along the way.

Arrived in Prague just after 6pm and wonderfully our AirBnB rental offered a driver to pick us up. Such a nice detail not to have to arrange.

After two weeks in hotels it feels good to be in an apartment with a living room and kitchen again. This place is beautiful and located right in the heart of things.

We had a delicious Indian meal. Felt like the kids were a bit frowned upon just for their existence but it wasn’t the worst reception we’ve ever gotten. Ty took the kids back for bed and Papa and I explored the center a bit while trying to find some groceries.

After a small money snafu and wandering the streets a bit, we managed to locate a few small provisions and are now back relaxing in the apartment while the kids sleep. Excited to explore more of Prague tomorrow as I’ve never heard anything but amazing reviews of this place.

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