For those of you who will actually GO to the Czech Republic at some point, please, please go to Cesky Krumlov. It is, quite honestly, the cutest little town I’ve ever been to.
Vienna was precisely as I expected/wanted it to be. Clean. Stunning. Ornate. Expensive.
While in Vienna, my friend scoped out a restaurant/pub Reichenberger Griechenbiesl – it was amazing! There were signatures on the wall from Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, all the way to Mark Twain & Pavarotti.
PRAGUE! Prague Prague Prague Prague
We took a side trip out to Terezin and the Theresienstadt concentration camp. While a humbling and sobering experience, it is one that I would suggest for anyone traveling to the area. Such a dose of human experience is a bitter pill, to be sure, but one that we should be informed of and sensitive to.
and NOW, Amsterdam! While we were exhausted by the time we got there and only had a day to check it all out, it was an amazing city.