Next stop of our trip in Central Europe: Prague. It seems like Prague has been really hyped up over the past year. Probably because of that, I was overexcited to go there. I have to say, I was not disappointed in the least.
We arrived by train in Prague and went directly to the Airbnb we had rented. Straight away, I was surprised by the beauty of the city. It seemed like wherever I looked, everything was pretty. We had a private room in an Airbnb, it was huge, very calm and the tram stop (Letenske namesti) was just in front of the building.
For our first evening there, Prague offered us the most amazing sunset I had ever seen. I instantly fell in love with the city and its atmosphere. All the buildings were reflecting the pink sky, it was warm but breezy. Perfect.
We then had dinner very close to the Charles Bridge in Karlova street at the Hotel u Zlatého stromu. We actually came back the next day because it was quite cheap and very good.
The following day, we visited the castle. There are different tickets you can choose from. We took the Circuit B which includes St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, and the Golden Lane. It was 125Cz (student). There was a huge queue in front of the cathedral as you can get in the main part without a ticket.
The walk down from the castle to the centre is lovely, all the little streets are so cute. It’s also a great moment to have a trdelnik, tasty sugary and cinnamony tube (also amazing with Nutella in it!!!).
We went to the John Lennon wall and on Kampa Island. I really recommend these places as they are not as touristy (still a lot) but really interesting and beautiful.
After that, we walked on the Charles Bridge which is SO busy, it’s actually horrendous… Other than that, it is truly superb.
We then went to the Dancing House. It is probably the place I was most excited to see in Prague. I love love love contemporary architecture so this Frank Gehry building is the dream! I read that it was possible to go to the bar at the top. The view from up there is really cool.
On the third and last entire day in Prague, we walked loads. We started by exploring the Jewish neighborhood. We also went into St Nicolas Church on the Main Square.
We walked to the Municipal House and then to the huge street Vaclavske namesti. We had coffee in an interior design shop, Kare.
For dinner, we went to Lavska Restaurant which has an amazing view on the Charles Bridge.
The few days we spent in Prague were a blast. The only down side of the city is the huge number of tourists. I had never seen so many people everywhere. It is annoying when it gets to that point. Maybe during the winter it gets calmer… Also, this means that everything is in English and you can even pay in euros in some places. It does ruin a part of the idea of going to another country to see another culture. However, it is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. I loved the city so much and was really sad to leave… I will definitely come back to Prague really soon!
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