Prague – cotton anniversary – Part 1

Hubby and I are now married for 2 years. To celebrate our cotton anniversary, we booked a trip to Prague from 21st August for 3 nights. It was a toss-up between Florence (where we spent our honeymoon) or Prague, but the deciding factor was that there was a Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Prague. We stayed in MO KL for our paper anniversary and absolutely enjoyed their hospitality.

Upon learning that we were celebrating our anniversary, MO Prague upgraded us to a Deluxe Room. We were personally shown to our room by the front desk staff.  To our surprise and delight, they had left us a complimentary bottle of bubbly in a cooler, on the vanity table. That was not all. There were rose petals strewn along the side of the bath tub, and also in a bowl with candles waiting to be lit. Oh, and did I mention the Happy Anniversary card?

 Prague aug 09 016

Prague aug 09 001

The room was wonderfully spacious, tastefully decorated and a bed turn-down service was also offered in the evenings.

Prague aug 09 007

Prague aug 09 008

Hubby and I were tired from the flight, so we rested and drank the bubbly before heading out for a very late dinner. We had read about a Spanish restaurant called El Centro in our guidebook, which was round the corner from the hotel. We decided to give it a try. The restaurant was almost empty when we went it, but then again it was almost 10pm. We were shown to a table in the non-smoking section and a very friendly waitress took our order. Hubby had fillet mignon and chips, and I had lamb joint steak and chips. We shared a jug of Sangria.

Fillet Mignon

Fillet Mignon

 

Lamb joint steak

Lamb joint steak

 

Sangria

Sangria

 

The food was delicious and filled my craving for meat. We skipped dessert as it was 11.30pm by the time we finished our main courses.  The effect of half a bottle of bubbly each on an empty stomach meant that the drink went to our heads quickly, and we actually can’t remember if we went for a walk on Charles Bridge before, or, after dinner. I think it was after dinner. The view of the Royal Palace from the bridge was amazing, but we were unable to capture the night scene on our simple camera.

View of the Royal Palace from Charles Bridge

View of the Royal Palace from Charles Bridge

 

I think we went to bed at around 1pm. We had nice fluffy pillows and the bed was oh so comfy! More to follow in Part 2.

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