Ah Prague! Before I went everyone was like “Prague is the most magical beautiful city in Europe” and I was like nah can’t be that good… but y’all. This is one gorgeous city.
Honestly although it was absolutely stunning, I didn’t enjoy Prague as much as I loved Munich. I felt like it was too touristy and it didn’t have as much soul as other cities I’ve been to like Amsterdam or Barcelona. (Sorry guys lol I have to be honest with myself)… But hey it was damn photogenic.
Now just because I found Prague a bit touristy and bleh (probably didn’t help that it was just grey the whole time we were there), doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. Like guys, the beer was less than €1. Whaaaat. And round every corner there was something really awesome, like the Lennon wall.
It’s also filled with great beerhalls and pubs that do traditional czech food, which is pretty great. I think I’d probably live there for the food and beer only. Soup… served in a loaf of bread?? So much bread and potato??? I’m here for this. So here.
You’re probably gonna get through this post and be like hey Liz. Where are the pictures of the Cathedral? Well friends, when you live in a city that has it’s own gothic cathedral, you walk inside the one on top of that hill inside Prague Castle and go “hang on… hang on……. I recognise this” Yep. It was like a smaller version of Salisbury Cathedral, and we were pretty underwhelmed. Sorry not sorry.
One of my favourite things about Prague is Czech, as a language. Like.. you can’t even really have a stab at what you’re reading. Every road sign is a fun adventure into the unknown. It’s like playing a game with yourself – Am I walking into a restaurant? A club? I just DON’T know. It’s so great.
One of the reasons Prague is such a gorgeous city is because every single building in the centre is like a patchwork of colourful bricks and plaster. Everything is a tiny bit mismatch, but in a way that goes together perfectly. One tour guide told us that they filmed one movie that took place all over Europe JUST in Prague – because it looked like it could be about 5 other European cities too.
So if you’re in Prague and want to know how I managed to get photos on Charles Bridge with little to no people, my answer is go between 2am and 9am. Bosh. We came out of a club in the rain a tiny bit drunk and ran onto Charles Bridge at 4am like “WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE????” Because drunk English people are the actual worst and I apologise.
So more on the food of Prague. (What a jump – architecture and photography and then more food. classic Liz) Have you tried these donut ice cream spirals of bliss? I literally had like two a day in various different bakeries all over Prague in an effort to find the perfect one, including the original bakery Good Food.
The best one I found was in this bakery just down the road from Good Food. You walk through the square and at the fork you take a left and it’s right there – a little hatch on the right side of the road. The softest Trdelnik ever.
So to conclude, now I’ve taken a journey back through the rose tinted spectacles of my photos, I think Prague is actually pretty magical. Sure it felt touristy and a bit odd when I was there in a way I didn’t get in other European cities, but it is definitely one of the most beautiful places you can go. (Just avoid all of Europe ever in winter if grey skies aren’t your thing)