When I picture what Europe is like, I envision Prague. It’s the epitome of Eastern Europe. A vibrant city full of culture and enchanting medieval sites.
10 minutes into your walk on the cobble stoned streets, you’ll send a text to everyone back home that you don’t plan on returning. Prague just has a way of captivating you like that..
Bonus: you can see Prague in a short weekend and it’s budget friendly!
TO EASE ANXIETY:
-Go during a holiday. The old town square market is to die for. Shopping with mulled wine in one hand and warm goulash in the other. It really doesn’t get much better than that.
-Get your Dollars exchanged. Czech currency is Czech Krona, not Euros! $1 = 20.4369 Kč
-Tip 10% or round-up your check! Don’t leave it on the table, tell your server how much you will pay.
-Learn some basic Czech! Hello- Dobry den. Thank you- dekuji. Excuse me- s dovolením.
-Be like me and smoke cigarettes inside the bar! I was shocked by the fact that you could that I bought a pack and smoked one inside a bar just because. And well, because at the time I thought it would ease my anxiety. NOW, this is illegal in CR! Yes health!
-Be like me and wear uncomfortable shoes. In one day, I walked 19 miles in Dr. Martens. Every corner you turn there will be something ridiculously beautiful to discover, you won’t want to stop wandering. (Also, I was only there for 48 hours)
The perfect place for sociable solo-travelers on a budget.
Amazing 4-star hotel next to Charles Bridge. This location can’t be beat!
Built in 1357. Wander around and check out the many artists showcasing their work.
Absolutely must go see the view from the top of the clock tower for 250 CZK.
Wander through the parks:
The cherry blossom trees and views of the entire city make Prague’s parks some of my favorite in the world.
Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral:
These two sites are right next to each other. I did not pay to go inside either one of these due to countless reviews stating its unnecessary. I’d say I agree. You get a great perspective from the outside as well as stunning views of the entire city.
This strange architecture is sure to get you all the instagram likes.
TO GET AROUND:
From the airport take either bus 100 or bus 119. Metro line A will get you closer to the city centre so I recommend 119. Tickets cost 32 Kč.
Bus 119: to get to the green line metro, to the station Nádraží Veleslavín.
Bus 100: to get to the yellow line metro B, to the station Zlicin.
Local beers and warm goulash for a cheap price. This cozy spot will make you feel right at home. (fyi: this is where I had that indoor cigarette)
Translation: local. For traditional Czech dishes.
For when you need a taste of home or just really want an amazing burger. Joy Burger to the rescue!
I didn’t actually eat here because I was incredibly poor. However, a trusted confidant and friend INSISTED I recommend this.