By Wyatt Earp | February 22, 2010
You have to hand it to the people of my grandparents’ homeland; they are nothing if not enterprising. A travel agency in the Czech Republic is starting a unique business for pampered toys. For a fairly reasonable fee, they will whisk your favorite plush toy around Prague, and capture the toy’s trip on film. I mean, it’s cheaper than taking the entire family over there, right?
I have to admit, this is a pretty cool – if somewhat odd – idea. Besides, I just know my daughter is going to make me .
PRAGUE – A newly formed Czech travel agency is offering escorted trips for pampered toys. Send them your favorite animal and they will whisk it around the sights of Prague, taking photographs of it against backgrounds like Prague Castle or the Charles Bridge.
In the past week, the venture’s website sendyourdarling.com has logged over 15,000 visitors. One recurrent request has come from Japan where several toy owners are anxious to have snaps taken at a Bayern Munich match. The cost ranges from 90 euros ($121.5) to 150 euros.
“The most expensive package includes a massage, which takes place on a special rug laid out at a place with the view of the Charles Bridge. We light candles and incense sticks, lay down the plush toy on its back and Mr. Hlavka starts the massage,” Okamura said.
Maybe I’m biased because of the location, but am I the only one who thinks this idea is awesome?