Prague was somwhere that in recent years had become a hit with western travellers especially for city breaks. It was now easy to go there for the weekend due to cheaper flights, more connections and it was affordable to stay there. It had also became very popular with stag and hen parties alike. For me however, I was here for the city itself, of course for the history, the food and definitely the famous Czech beer. I had taken an overnight bus from Krakow to Prague which got me there super early. I dropped my bag at Hostel Marrakesh which wasnt far out of the city, and headed off for a free wlaking tour (definitely the thing to do in Europe). The tour here was so bug it had to be divided into two groups and it lasted 3 hours, taking us all around the city and even to a restaurant for some beer and a break. The tour was great and our guide Katrina seemed to know a lot. She took us all over the city and explained fine details about things you wouldnt normally know. She talked about communism, Pragues velvet revolution amongst other topics which gave us all a great view on the cities former and present state. On the tour I met two lovely guys Mo from Mauritius and Pate from Oz, we hung out for the afternoon that day and the next day we explored Prague Castle together. That evening I came across a sign for Swan Lake on my way back home, I was just in time. I hurried back, changed and headed back to the theatre to tick this one of my bucket list. I had seen 'Die Fledermaus' in Riga and now 'Swan Lake' in Prague. Prague was such a beautiful city and I could definitely see why people visited. It was very affordable, the food was delicous and the sweet smell of Chimney Cakes sweeped through every street. We visited the famous Charles Bridge dotted with artists and musicians as well as a beautiful view of the city, we visited the John Lennon wall, super cool even if it was crowded with selfie driven Asian tourists and we explored many small windy alleys on both sides of the bridge. The architechture was beautiful but I couldnt help but think that even though I was there in low season, the city was full of people, I couldnt imagine it in summer time.
Prague, Czech Republic
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Jade has been documenting her travel experiences for as long as she has been travelling and has been blogging since 2013.