It was a very last minute thing this getaway. And to be honest having spent the past 2 years in Greece with literally no money and constant job uncertainty, it was the last thing in my mind. Our main thoughts are evolving our little boy nowadays and traveling is certainly not a priority. It was my mother that is over to help, that threw the idea. “Go have a weekend away, the two of you” she said,”I will look after the little one. Make the most of me whilst I am here and still able to!”. So MrD came home one night after spending his lunch break looking around for a wedding anniversary getaway.
The recession in the UK, and the past two years in Greece meant that we appreciated every single moment! We used to go on weekends away around Europe before 2008, when we moved and when the long overdue recession knocked the door of the UK. It was almost a routine. Jump on a plane, check in, look around, eat new food. It all seemed to work. This time was different. We kept worrying about whether the flight will go, if the taxi driver will be there, if the hotel will be ok and of course, if the money would be enough. Three years ago, we would be strolling around the old town of Prague without a care in the world! So what changed? Everything. The recession in the UK means that a lot of our friends have been left unemployed for a long time. Some of them have decided to leave their towns and have now moved to London for greater job opportunities. In Greece, even though both employed we were earning just about enough to survive. Obviously, moving twice around Europe (from London to Athens and reverse) was a big stress load and financial blow. And in the middle of all this, our little boy came into the world.
For a while, it felt we didn’t deserve this treat, and it feels like it will take a while to be a lot more optimistic and confident about everything. But at the moment we can only try and remember what it is like to be carefree, and hopefully one day, it will be naturally again!
So here it is! Our Prague, in June 2011! Don’t expect to see the usual postcard pictures! For those, you will either have to look Prague on the internet, or travel to Prague yourselves one day!
I also wanted to share with you two of my favorite photos from Prague!
Enough for now!
Check out pictures of the food in Prague in Our Greeklish Food blog and for those of you that are interested there will be a more professional post on Prague through the eyes of an Architect in my Logbook soon.
Hope you enjoyed our post as much as we enjoyed our visit!