Prague…I Love You!
I’ve never meant those words as much as I have this month. This city. This architecture. This history…I vibed so hard with this place. Is it touristy? Yes. Are the people periodically less than friendly? Yes. But damn, I just loved it. And there was so much to love! I legitimately can’t wait to tell you about it!
THE BEST PUBLIC TRANSIT EVER.
Prague isn’t like that. For all the places I’ve been, Prague has the best public transit I’ve ever experienced. They have subways, they have trams, they have buses…they have a monthly transit pass that you can buy and get unlimited public transport for the entire month. And not only is it easy AF to use…but it runs like clockwork and it really just made the city so accessible to me. In so many of the other cities we’ve been to this year, if I couldn’t walk somewhere, I was dependent upon Uber or taxis to get me where I wanted to go. I didn’t use a single Uber or taxi once I had my feet on the ground in Prague, except to get from the airport to my apartment. But other than that, I
OLD TOWN & CHARLES BRIDGE + OBLIGATORY TRIP TO THE JOHN LENNON WALL CUZ…
One of the very first things that we did in Prague was to tourist by spending the day in Old Town and all it’s surrounding sites and sounds. Unfortunately, there were a lot of things closed and under construction, but honestly, I don’t think that took away from Old Town and
We checked out the Museum of Communism, which I highly suggest. It’s one the more
20TH CENTURY COMMUNISM + WORLD WAR II HISTORY.
I’ll say it right now…I had no concept of Czech history. It made me wonder if I just wasn’t paying attention in school ever. I mean, Jesus, did we learn this stuff at all? I don’t know. But if we did, relearning it as an adult was amazing! Let’s just say this, the Czechs are resilient AF. Their country was basically given to the Nazis during WWII by the French, British, etc. to try to stave off war with Hitler during the Munich agreement. Oh, ya, and they weren’t even involved in the conversation. Literally.
In one of my favorite days in Prague, we went to an old theater to watch the movie Anthropoid. It’s a relatively recent movie from 2016, starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan as the 2 parachutists that spearheaded the assassination attempt. We watched the movie, had a discussion about some of the more major players, and then we took a trip to actually see the church where the parachutists made their final stand against the Germans, complete with bullet holes in the side of the church. It’s an incredible time in Czech history and a story they’re very proud to tell. Being down in the crypt and inside the church where these very events took place, especially after watching the movie depicting these events, was perhaps one of the more powerful historical moments I have experienced this entire year.
CZECH SWITZERLAND & NARNIA FOR THE DAY.
Oh my gosh – this DAY! This day was pure magic. Despite LOVING my time in the city, I always
What’s even cooler about this experience and being here?
Check out the Chronicles of Narnia trailer here for a little snippet of the natural bridge in action! Isn’t it cool?
BIKE TOURS THROUGH THE CITY + COUNTRY.
On a whim, I signed up to participate in a bike tour put on by Remote Year. It seemed like the perfect fit – touring the beautiful city on bicycle, going to some new places in Prague, and getting a much needed and well-deserved beer at the end.
This ended up being one of my all-time favorite bike tours of the entire year – this was by far the best one. Not only was it great because we got to see a whole bunch of different neighborhoods in Prague, but we biked along the river both inside of and outside of the city. It wasn’t just biking in Prague, we made it out to the country which is where we sat down and drank a well-deserved beer! It was about 15-16miles of biking and my but was definitely hurting, but it was so worth it!
If you’re interested and in Prague, check out the guys at Richmond Cycles in Prague! I highly recommend it!
LITTLE HANOI + ALL THE VIETNAMESE FOOD.
Did you know that Prague has some legit Vietnamese food? Seriously – so good! I don’t remember the explicit details, but basically, the Czech Republic was one of the few countries that willingly and openly invited Vietnamese immigrants into their country. The first wave settled and when they invited in a second wave, the family members of those people in the first wave were ushered in too. Basically, this huge Vietnamese population grew out of this period of immigration, so much so that though they’re externally Vietnamese, they identify themselves as
Interestingly, as they were trying to find their place and their niche within the country, they started by opening
We found our own little Vietnamese spot called Pho Vietnam, right by the TV tower in Prague – one of the ugliest buildings on the planet. Seriously, it has made numerous ugly building lists. We also attended this incredible marketplace called the Sapa
PRAGUE CASTLE & VRTBA GARDENS.
It was my last day in Prague and I knew that I had some sightseeing to cram in. Top of the list? Prague Castle.
At that point in our month, Prague Castle had eluded me. Every time I had planned to go see it, the plans had fallen through. So finally, I put on a good podcast, some good tunes, hopped on the subway and headed over to the castle for the day all by my lonesome! It was a wonderful last day in Prague.
Prague Castle is bustling with tourists seemingly anytime, so I didn’t let the tourists bother me. I just snapped some great photos and toured the grounds to my
My favorite place I went