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The City with an old world charm, Prague – Day 2

19 May

My love for Prague was definitely not one at first slight (for reasons listed in my earlier post  http://wp.me/p29z7S-be ) but this city definitely grew on us when we gave it another chance. And later, we felt that it was one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities that we had visited during our trip.

I have been trying to write this post since a while now; but every time that I have tried to write, I been completely lost for what was the best thing about Prague or what can I describe it in one word as. Well I have given up on that now and  realised that I loved practically everything here. We could explore this city for days at an end and still find newer and prettier things to see each day. Each building here is very modern as an establishment but still maintains its history and old looks. Also, it has something for everyone –  starting from its history and culture to the most amazing party places and night clubs.

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The city with an old world charm – Prague, Day 1

12 May

When we decided that we wanted to visit Europe for a holiday, the first city that we finalised was Prague. For some reason this city held a sort of  a fascination for us; as we had heard that it’s a beautiful city from practically everyone who had been there and it was extremely recommended on every travel website. It was also a place that a lot of Indians normally didn’t visit, hence we decided to start our trip from there.

However, despite our huge excitement, our trip did not start on that good a note. We reached Prague quite tired after an over-night flight, only to read at the airport that the temperature here is 12 degrees (and we had come expecting summers). So we first froze outside the airport waiting for the shuttle. Next when we got off the shuttle to look for our hostel, as our luck would have it, it started raining. We somehow managed to reach our hostel (which was near the old town square) quite tired, wet and hungry only to be told that the check-in was another 2 hours away. Well that quite tested our patience levels and we just felt that this whole idea was a mistake. Then we two grumpy people just dumped our luggage there,  collected the city maps and decided to head out to eat something.

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Top 5 Free things to do – Prague

26 Feb

Prague is one of those beautiful cities that has no dearth in terms of options of things to see, do, experience, etc. Though not cheap as rest of Eastern Europe, it still has numerous sights and things that a budget traveler can easily do / enjoy for free. And based on my visit here, my top 5 picks of free things to do in Prague are as follows –

  • Visit the Charles Bridge – This is one of the most visited sights in Prague and connects the Old City to the Mala Strana. There are 2 towers at the 2 ends of the Bridge and 30 beautiful baroque statues placed along either side (many of them are copies and the originals can be seen in the Lapidarium).The most popular statue is the one of St. John of Nepomuk, a Czech martyr saint who was executed during the reign of Wenceslas IV by being thrown into the Vltava from the bridge. Touching the statue is supposed to bring good luck and ensures your return to Prague. You should visit this Bridge as early as possible, preferably by 7am as post that is starts getting so crowded (with small roadside stalls, shows and tourist) that you are barely able to see anything and just don’t feel the beauty of this Bridge.

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