Czech this out, we went to Prague!
On May 6th, we arrived in Prague! It had been a long two days of journey and major jetlag, but we finally made it to our Airbnb at 1:30am. Our room was only a short 10 minute walk to the Old Town city center. We ate at the cutest place called U Tyna and had the most amazing goulash and dumplings before heading just across the way to the Prague astronomical clock. This was something I really wanted to see because these clocks are so rare, and this one still works! We strolled through Old Town for a bit, went in to local shops and grabbed some snacks. The people were very nice and welcoming and very talkative. After a while of strolling around, we stumbled upon the Charles Bridge. The bridge connects Old Town to the other part of Prague that features the Prague Castle and the Lennon Wall across the river. We grabbed a Trdelnik before heading home. This is a Prague speciality, and damn was it amazing! It can be eaten a few different ways, but we got it simple with just milk chocolate on the inside. A must try when in Prague!
The following day, we made it to both the Lennon Wall and the Prague Castle. I was astonished of how cheap it was to tour the Prague Castle and how breathtaking it was inside the gates! Out of the handful of things we did on our short stay, the Prague Castle is my top recommendation for Prague. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and eager to share the history of the castle with us. The Prague Castle is also where you can get an amazing view of the city. On the other hand, the Lennon Wall was a minor disappointment. Maybe I was naive, but I assumed John Lennon’s face was painted on it. It turns out it had been painted over. So the modern day version of the Lennon Wall is a giant hodgepodge of colors, pictures, sayings, words, etc. (I later learned that people bring spray paint bottles with them to the wall and spray paint something on there). On our walk home, we stumbled into a little bookstore called Shakespeare & Sons, which was full of books in english. I purchased my first travel book on Prague as well as started my magnet collection and snowglobe collection for my niece, Josie.
Overall, Prague was a good start to our vacation across Europe. We were able to visit some of the city’s most iconic landmarks that I recommend checking out if you ever visit. Prague is a good city but not one that I would consider a destination to visit again. However, our 2nd vacation spot is one that I dream of returning to in the future.
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