It's SPRANG BREAK BETCHES and that means travel time. Katie and I's first stop was Prague and I must say, holy snickers this city is amaze balls.
The history behind every detail is incredible, streets are so lively, buildings are colorful and have so many different forms, the list goes on. There are about a million different types of architecture represented within the city allowing you to live within the history and changing of the times. Apparently the government tries to protect every historic element within the city as much as possible so there are things present from like the 10th century. I mean talk about touching history!
We have tried traditional Czech food which is really all meat and carbs but very tasty and also some not-so traditional czech food like Mexican and Vietnamese but both were still spectacular! We have also tried a very traditional dessert called trdelnik. It is basically pretzel dough toasted to perfection with sugar and nuts coated on the outside and cylinder like a telescope. On the inside you can choose what to put into it such as ice cream, whipped cream, fruit, etc. but we went old school with chocolate.
I mean tell me that doesn't just make your mouth water! We also tried some fun alcoholic beverages, a very dark traditional beer and what we think was a honey liquor. Neither were my fave, but the waiter pretty much forced them on us and so we thought why not just try a few sips. Each was about the equivalent to $2 so I'm not complaining.
Here is the lovely Katie modeling the drinks:
Also to add a tid bit, the exchange rate here is crazy! One US dollar equals about 24 Czech korunas, so refreshing after being in London. Getting around the city is also really simple. If you want to it is a pretty walkable city, at least for a tourist Everything we wanted to see was in walking distance from our hostel and from each other. I also have been getting hella steps on my FitBit so that's a plus. We have, however, hopped on to some trains and for one 30 minute ticket, it is 24 CZK or $1. Yes please.
I don't want to leave! It's so cheap and fun and the only down side is the cold. We have had some great weather with sun and minimal wind so I can't complain too much.
I also brought my camera with me for the whole week and these are some other pictures of my time here in Prague:
It is definitely some place I want to come back to. Possibly in the spring and summer months because that is what EVERYONE has been saying. One piece of advice for those who may be coming, try to avoid tourist traps. It was something I read on every travel website/blog. Prague is cheap but there are places that know tourists are not always great with conversions and shoot the prices up so they aren't as cheap as one might think. This mostly happens in the tourist-dense areas such as Old Town Square and Prague Castle. Authenticity is key and if they are standing outside trying to draw you in, they ain't authentic.
Prague you were wonderful and I hands down would recommend. Next stop Vienna!!
xoxo Brunette Hazel-Eyes