Prague was our last stop on our road trip from Budapest. In case you missed it, my two previous posts cover Vienna, Austria and Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Like Vienna, we did near no research before booking our stay in Prague. We just knew it was a popular European destination and we were within driving range. So we had little expectation. Which was in our favor, because we LOVED Prague.
Despite the gloomy autumn weather, it was still a beautifully colorful city. Nate and I seem to like most cities that are built around water. Every corner you turn in Prague, there is an old church or monumental building. It made for a great city to explore. I will say that even in November it felt packed with people. I can’t even imagine being here in the summer during peak tourist season. We chose to save Europe for mid Sept-Dec for that exact reason. And we don’t mind the weather because it resembles where we come from, the Pacific Northwest in the states.
We had two full days in Prague, which was great. From a tourist stand point, two to three days would be fine here. We took public transportation everywhere because Prague happens to have the highest density of cobblestone I’ve ever seen. Which does not bid well for riding bikes around. In fact I don’t think we saw a single human riding a bike. Something worth noting. The streets are narrow and and VERY authentic.
With a tourist map in hand, we headed out to see as many locations as possible.
The food in Prague wasn’t anything amazing, aside from U Fleků, where we ate twice. They serve traditional food, one type of beer, and two options for shots. We had no clue what they were, but they set the shots down on the table, so we drank them of course. You need to eat here if ever in Prague. You’ll likely get a true Beer Hall experience. And children are welcome. There were plenty of families eating there.
Other than that, I have no suggestions based on our culinary experience here.
My advice for Prague is to just explore. It is a city that oozes with character. Where Vienna is pristine, and grand, Prague is rugged and real. Yet still beautiful.
The city is fairly walkable, and public transportation is great. See as much of it as you can. There are tons of nooks and crannies and I imagine it could be easy to miss things if you’re not actively looking for them.
Coming from the PNW, it’s pretty hard to impress us with beer. We were not overly impressed with the Czech beers, but tried them none-the-less. You’ve got to when in Prague right?
We stayed in an adorable rooftop flat with a loft. Parking was quite the stressful little adventure but we got the rental car in without scraping any paint. So that was a serious win. You can check out the apartment here through airbnb. It was central, comfortable and had more than what we needed for our two days.
THAT’S IT! After Prague we headed back to Budapest, said peace-out to Matt, and finished up our time before spending the next month in Poland. This ends our travel recap January blog-a-thon. If you missed it, there is a post everyday of January 2019 so feel free to creep back on our time in South America + 14 European cities.
We’re now in Thailand (got here on Jan 9, 2019), and we’ll have to recap our time in Poland soon enough! As usual, stay tuned my friend.
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