Second, a delicious thing: Svíčková. Sirloin in cream sauce with dumplings, a taste of whipped cream, and a sprinkling of cranberries. I had this my first night in Prague, and the only problem with it was that it was about half the size I wanted it to be. Walking all the miles makes a girl hungry. Seriously, it was so good I think I will have to learn to cook it myself.
A thing that was super cool: you know Good King Wenceslas? The one who looked down upon the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay on the ground, deep and crisp and even? This is his grave.
Another thing that was super cool: Sunday morning before catching the train home, I visited the Klementinum, the national library built by the Jesuits in the 1700s. According to the tour guide, the founders declared that while it's possible to have a seminary without a chapel, you cannot have a university without a library. My favourite part of the old main library room was the magic square on the beautifully-decorated ceiling. My Dad taught me the trick for completing any magic square with an odd number of squares per side. Apparently, this is the oldest known depiction of that particular puzzle. (Picture below: view from the Klementinum tower.)
So there you go. Eight Prague things. On Saturday I did an excursion to Kutná Hora, but what I saw there requires its own post, which I will write as soon as I recover from how cool it was. I will close with one last picture of the City of a Hundred Spires.