My Travel Diary: Prague

I cant believe we got to visit Prague! It has always been a dream of mine to go, which is why I was ecstatic when my parents decided to bring Carlos, Tristan and I with them to Europe this year. We were absolutely thrilled to be there, and we really made the most of our trip by exploring a different part of the city every day. Thankfully, Prague is a walking city, and it is so easy to get around, so we had no problems traveling with our little toddler.

We walked through the Old Town Square (the heart of its historic core), went inside Gothic churches, admired the medieval Astronomical Clock (the oldest working astronomical clock in the world that tells the time, day, week, month and year), walked across the historic Charles Bridge, sat in cafes and tried local food stalls, went to the Prague Zoo, relaxed in parks and drank local wine. It truly is a romantic city–the architecture is just so beautiful, it was so hard not to take photos. It contains one of the world’s most pristine and varied collections of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Cubist and many more, so expect to be impressed.

My family booked a flat right near the Old Town Square, and our host was very helpful and accommodating. He gave us tips on where to eat (we requested for delicious, family friendly restaurants and suggested the resto right in front of our flat called Next Door, and an amazing pizza place called Pizza Nuova (both didn’t disappoint).

We walked all around the city, which wasn’t a problem because all the sights are near each other. After exploring the Old Town Square, we crossed the Charles Bridge and walked all around the different districts. It is hard to get lost in Prague, so don’t worry about making a wrong turn somewhere. More often than not, you will find a quaint little cafe or small specialty shop and will be able to retrace your steps from there. There are a lot of tourists for sure, but most are friendly and really, happy to be there.

Just be careful not to change your money in any money changers (especially the ones with the big signages) as most of them will give you a very low rate. Just use your credit card while you’re there–most establishments accept it. Oh, and avoid taxis while you’re there–the drivers are known to overcharge tourists! Just book an Uber and you will be fine.

                                           

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