In the heart of a cold European winter, I thought it would be a nice idea to go to Prague, Czech Republic. I had always heard about how amazing and cheap it was, so I decided to see for myself.
I stayed in a simple and clean Airbnb in the heart of the city in walking distance of everything I wanted to see.
The famous “Dancing House”
The medievel Prague Astronomical Clock
The main old town square. We were lucky enough to be there during the final day of the Christmas Market so we got to walk around and see some authentic Czech stands. I would definitely recommend trying Trdelnik which is basically rolled dough wrapped around a stick. I am such a softie for these European Christmas markets because I think they can show a lot about the country’s culture and traditions.
The food scene was pretty great in Prague. We loved this one placed called Lokál Dlouhááá (first picture). It is a must-visit — there is everything from traditional Czech bread dumplings to sauerkraut. My favorite beer by far was Kozel and it was literally everywhere. My boyfriend often ordered Urquell which is also very popular (and super cheap) throughout the country. Often, beer turned out to be cheaper than water. If you could guess, beer often replaced water during my meals 🙂 The second picture in the set is of my goulash in a bread bowl. Every meal we had way very hearty and I regret none of it.
The next day, we decided to visit the Prague castle and walk around across the Charles Bridge.
Here is a glance of a part of the Prague Castle which dates back to the 9th century. The castle was okay, but you needed to buy tickets to go in and it was honestly just freezing! The unheated stone churches made it feel a lot colder than it already was outside. I think that day was 15 to 20 fahrenheit or so. Nonetheless, it was a neat experience.
Taken while walking across the Charles Bridge. It had just started to snow and gave the statues a pretty coating of snow.
And of course we visited the Lennon Wall.
Tip: don’t waste your time going to the Icebar. It is very unauthentic and is a kinda a tourist trap. Instead, try one of the cities cocktail bars such as the Hemingway Bar. It has very crafty cocktails with fun ingredients like egg whites — I liked the atmosphere here a lot when we went.
Also, I would recommend seeing Prague in warmer weather if you can. No joke that this is a very cold country… Next time I would like to visit the Czech city of Český Krumlov, which may be a little less-touristy 🙂 Enjoy if you go xx