Let the plucking continue (suggestions for Dubai here please).
Now I'm looking at Prague (and apparently so is some guy called Rod Steward) - we'll be there for 2.5 - 3 days and 3 nights in early May.
Current plan is:
Night before - arrive from Italy (no idea how exactly yet)
Day 1 - Approximately do the Royal Walking Tour (i.e. follow the route the Czech royals used to take to their castle) in reverse, starting at Prague Castle and taking in:
- Sternbeck Palace
- Strahov Monastery
- Church of St Roch
- Church of St Nicholas
- Mala Strana Square
- Charles Bridge
- Little Square
- Old Town Hall & Square
- Tyn Church & Court
- St James Church
- Hotel Pariz
- Royal Court
- Powder Tower
- Municipal House
Day 2 - Day trip out to Karlstejn - I'm thinking it may be better to organise this ourselves than go with a tour company, it looks pretty easy and the tours I've looked at are not for very long (effectively about 3 hours in Karlstejn rather than making a day of it)
Day 3 - half-day/full-day taking in things we may have missed that we want to eg:
- The Infant of Prague at the Church of Our Lady Victorious
- Museum of Communism
- John Lennon Wall
- Lanterna Magika
- Jewish Museum in Josefov
- Lucerna Passage, to look at, amongst other things, the David Cerny artwork there
Are there any Czech specialities that ought to be eaten/drunk? So far I only know of one; svickova which has something to do with roast beef allegedly.
Not yet sure of the exact dates we'll be in Prague, but has anyone been there on May Day or the anniversary of the Czech Uprising (May 5th)? Does everything shut down on these days?
And another question - is the Prague Card worth it? It looks like a lot less hassle given how busy we are going to be.
Once again, thanks in advance, dear readers.