Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Prague Blog: Ham It Up

Once the sun set in Prague, we had one goal. Get some ham! We found a little pub that had Prague Ham on the menu outside. We both got that, then shared some mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables.
We both miss ham in Turkey! (no pork here)

After dinner, we walked through the town more and just enjoyed all the live trees decorated for Christmas.

We also enjoyed this traditional Czech desserts. It was dough, rolled into a long snake, then put on a roller over a fire.

Oven mitts take the hot roll off the roller, then roll it in sugar and cinnamon. It was so good!

We arrived in Prague on St. Nicolas Day, so all through the streets we saw people dressed in costumes. They always traveled in St. Nick, one angel, and one devil.

This guy was dressed as Krampas, the alter ego of St. Nick. He was part animal, part man. His stilts (with goat's feet) made him look like he belonged in Narnia!

Conversations, memorabilia, and costumes from the crusades are alive and well in the CR!

These 4 guys were such a riot. They all dressed as Krampus. I sent my daughter a picture of them that night, telling her I'd met 4 cute guys all dressed as the devil. She said taken out of context, that it could sound really weird!

We got to the end of the street and got to see the statue of St. Wenceslas. Soon our toes and fingers were freezing, so we headed back.

It was a beautiful night, and I am especially glad I got to see the traditional costumes!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a fascinating place! Merry Christmas to all of you!


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