A Love Letter to Prague
I had been looking forward to meeting you for quite some time. I had heard so many great things from others who had visited, but I couldn’t manage to get there myself. At least, not as soon as I wanted. But when I finally arrived, you swept me off my feet. The ornate medieval buildings, the festive Christmas markets, the tasty sweets. It wasn’t an easy journey, with the cold temperatures and snow. You didn’t always see my best side – cold is not my thing. But you understood and showered me with plenty of sunshine, which made me love you even more.
I wrapped my newly purchased scarf tight around my neck as I wandered the streets, getting to know you better. Seeing the views from the top of the Astronomical Clock and the hill near Prague Castle fulfilled a long-held dream. Walking across Charles Bridge, with its vendors, odd statues, and street musicians, was like a comforting hug in the cold wind. Though the snow was not ideal, it made everything sparkle in the sunlight.
Three days in Prague was a short trip, but it was long enough for me to see what a great city you are. I saw many sights and experienced many things you had to offer, but I know there is so much more for me to discover. I can’t wait for the future when I can see you again.
My amazing Prague, you were worth the wait.
Love always, Ali
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Lorna - the roamantics
January 2, 2011 @ 9:18 PM
so good to hear ali! have wanted to make it there for a long time too. love that you wrote it as a love letter 🙂
January 4, 2011 @ 3:26 PM
Thanks Lorna! It’s a great city, you’ll love it!
January 2, 2011 @ 10:33 PM
I love it, such a beautiful letter to such a beautiful place. I have never been but I will one day. I am so glad you were able to meet and fall in love. I’m sure you looked great in the but if not hopefully the city will be able to see you soon during some warmer times.
January 4, 2011 @ 3:27 PM
Thanks Jaime, I had a great time!
January 3, 2011 @ 12:06 AM
I dearly hope I feel this way when I arrive in Paris, after dreaming of it for 30 years! My hope is to find this true: “America is my country, but Paris is my hometown. ~ Gertrude Stein”
This was so lovely Ali! Very happy for you that you finally experienced Prague after we’d talked about it that day at Amelie’s!
January 4, 2011 @ 3:33 PM
I’m sure you will feel that way. It really was a great weekend! Thanks 🙂
I accidentally hit “remove comment luv” on yours & now I can’t figure out how to get it back 🙁 I’m sorry!
January 3, 2011 @ 7:33 PM
Awww, what a lovely tribute to a place that touched your heart dearly! Can’t wait to go one day.
January 4, 2011 @ 3:35 PM
Thanks Andi! Wonderful city 🙂
January 5, 2011 @ 1:26 AM
am glad you were not dissapointed by prague, i would also love to go there
January 5, 2011 @ 11:18 AM
Thanks! I hope you make it to Prague someday, great city!
January 4, 2011 @ 10:07 PM
I love this, can’t wait to meet Prague one day as well!
January 5, 2011 @ 11:18 AM
Thanks! I think you’ll enjoy it whenever you make it there.
January 5, 2011 @ 11:46 AM
I’m glad that it didn’t turn out to be a break up letter. Since you’ve declared your love, should I feel bad if I swoop in and steal it? Nah… I won’t…
January 5, 2011 @ 3:06 PM
Ha! Go for it Nick!
January 6, 2011 @ 2:14 AM
I loved Prague, need to go back some day 🙂
January 6, 2011 @ 6:06 AM
Definitely a great city! I’d like to go back when it’s warm.
January 9, 2011 @ 1:35 PM
I have heard some good things about Prague. This article increases my interest. It would be fun to travel to.
January 9, 2011 @ 2:24 PM
January 24, 2011 @ 2:09 AM
Now that I know what this is REALLY about, it’s enough to send my skin into a ripple of prickles. HOW CUTE!
January 24, 2011 @ 7:27 AM
Thanks, that’s so sweet!
February 1, 2011 @ 3:03 PM
I tried changing the word “Prague” into “Andy” Up there 🙂 Very sweet, such a great place to meet up the first time!
February 1, 2011 @ 4:10 PM
Thanks! It was a great trip, beautiful city, amazing company 🙂
February 22, 2011 @ 2:23 AM
You know, Prague was one of my long dream as well. All the little red roof houses, the vibe of the city.. I still have the postcard of Prague in my room.
I didnt’ have a change to visit Europe yet but I won’t miss Prague.
Moreover, after know your twitter love story and Prague, it looks more special. 😉 Sweet!
February 22, 2011 @ 7:22 AM
Europe is my favorite, and yes Prague will always hold a special place in my heart 🙂 Thanks Juno!
February 25, 2011 @ 3:03 AM
Such a nice love letter! I am falling in love with Prague too! Hope to visit the beautiful city one day and to write a love letter of my own 😉 Great post!
February 25, 2011 @ 7:00 AM
Thanks, it is a great city!
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