With the apartment’s private parking only available from 1pm, the best way to still enjoy the morning after landing at Prague Airport around 8.30am is to drive your rental car to the Palladium shopping mall’s giant underground car park.
Then you take the elevator up, go out and this is what you see...
After a beer on a terrace overlooking the city you go back down to finish the afternoon along the banks of the Vltava river, with Gehry’s famous Dancing House as the coda in the midst of frantic evening rush-hour traffic.
Then it’s back down to earth, and into Prague’s underground with its wonderful station architecture.
You sleep well into the afternoon before walking down to the Vysegrad castle with the cemetery where all the famous Czechs are buried before taking the tram back up to Prague’s big castle where you visit its terraced gardens - another hidden gem.