Most of the day was in the coach travelling the 500 km from Prague to Cracow. Perfectly comfortable journey in a coach with decent leg-room for a change. We are the only Brits in a party of 42!
Not much to report. We had lunch in a smallish town called Olomouc, which was fine. We watched the moment King Charles III was actually crowned.
Some pictures of Olomouc – it’s quite a pretty town.
Finally arrived at our hotel in Cracow, having traversed most of the Czech Republic from west to east. The check-in process was much more efficient – we were given our room keys and went straight up.
Half an hour later, we were down in the lobby so that Marius, one of the guides, could lead us on an orientation walk around central Cracow to assist with the finding of restaurants. I was feeling complacent, as I’d managed to book a nice tasting menu restaurant, whilst everyone else was having trouble (Saturday night, after all).
Back to the hotel, and almost immediately Jean and I set off to the Albertina restaurant, only 7 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Here we had the most delicious meal with impeccable service, but it was one of the most expensive meals we have ever had. Still, we did push the boat out a bit….. It was also, to my surprise, almost deserted. The sommelier was the absolute spitting image of our son–in-law!
Fourth course – lobster ravioli
There were another three courses, plus an amuse bouche at the start and a sorbet palate cleanser. The paired wines were spot-on, too. However, I was feeling a lot less complacent and considerably poorer after this.
I’d caught Jean’s cold, so not feeling at my best, which is why this is late. We still didn’t manage to get our heads down until after 11 p.m., with a 7.15 a.m. alarm tomorrow morning.
Join us tomorrow to see how that goes.