A Romantic New Year in Prague

Unsurprisingly, Valentine’s Day is a common thread in this week’s photo challenges. Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack? has gone with Romance and Nancy from Nancy Merrill Photography has chosen The Look of Love. But it was actually Krista from the Daily Post’s theme of Treasure that sparked the idea for my own post.

I’ve very fortunate to have been to Prague twice with Rich and Sue. (And Rich has been two more times, through work.) The last time we were all there, we watched 2007 become 2008.

Prague is a romantic place at any time. And for Rich and Sue, it was extra special to spend a New Year’s Eve in the Czech capital, since December 31st is their wedding anniversary.

“But what’s this got to do with Treasure?” you ask.

Well firstly, Prague itself could be considered a treasure. Secondly, we all treasure our memories of that trip. But the third reason is much more direct.

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, one of my favourite hobbies is geocaching. In fact, geocaching is one of the major themes in the latest Jaspa’s Journey novel, Jaspa’s Waterloo, but I digress…

The point is, geocaches are basically little Treasure chests, and are hidden all over the world. And during our New Year in Prague we found 41 of them. What’s more, one of the caches we found there happened to be called Romeo a Julie / Romeo and Juliet (GCTKFK for those in the know) and had a romantic theme. To claim a bonus find on this cache, you have to post a photo of you and your partner at the cache location. Here were ours:

Me and a friend at the Romeo and Juliet geocache in Prague

Me and a friend at the Romeo and Juliet geocache in Prague

 Rich and Sue at the cache

Rich and Sue at the cache

OK, admittedly they’re not very good photos. So here are a few more we took during that particular visit to the Czech Republic.

Looking down on the Old Town from near the cache location

Looking down on the Old Town from near the cache location

Looking over towards the Castle

Looking over towards the Castle

The towers of the Church of Our Lady of Tyn

The towers of the Church of Our Lady of Tyn

Rich and Sue ringing in the New Year

Rich and Sue ringing in the New Year

The Charles Bridge, with the Castle beyond

The Charles Bridge, with the Castle beyond

The Charles Bridge and Castle, again

The Charles Bridge and Castle, again

Around the back of the castle

Around the back of the Castle

View of the Castle and Old Town

View of the Castle and Old Town

Bridges across the Vltava

Bridges across the Vltava

The Charles Bridge at dawn... the only time you actually get to see it!

The Charles Bridge at dawn… the only time you actually get to see it!

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square

Sue hunting for some more treasure (another geocache) in Mala Strana

Sue hunting for some more treasure (another geocache) in Mala Strana

While you’re Treasuring Prague’s Romantic beauty, why not sign up and follow my continuing Journeys here at Jaspa’s Journal, or through my websiteFacebook, Twitter and Instagram?

And if that’s not enough for you, there are now three Jaspa’s Journey novels to enjoy as ebooks! Perfect for Kids 8 – 80!

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About Jaspa

Star of my own award-winning adventure novels, Jaspa's Journey. Geocaching addict & F1 fan. Adventure Journeyer & blogger extraordinaire. Check out my website: www.jaspasjourney.com And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!
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9 Responses to A Romantic New Year in Prague

  1. Love your pictures. This is a place I very much want to visit soon. Thanks for joining the challenge!

  2. Ahhh – love the pictures as it takes us back down memory lane when we were there back in 2006! We will be there again there in July this year – so looking forward to experiencing it all again 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!

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