After my trip to Dubrovnik, I went to the Czech Republic for a couple of days. You know, to see my family once in a while, get everything that needed to be sorted done and all that kind of stuff. It occurred to me that it would be nice to have a stroll through the streets of Prague (which I’ve never really done, to be honest) and write a blog post about it. In fact, I didn’t want to call this a ‘travel diary’ since it’s really not a travel diary. It’s more of an explore diary. However, I want all of my travel diaries, this one included, to fit in one category and to not complicate anything in the process I will stick to ‘travel diary’.
I picked a random day of my stay and the weather was just perfect for the occasion. The sun was shining bright and only several clouds were rushing through the sky. My first stop was the Old Town square. More specifically the astronomical clock. I was lucky. I arrived about five minutes to 1 PM which meant I was going to see the apostles displaying themselves in the windows of the clock tower.
Then I walked across the square, toward Pařížská street, passing by the Old New Synagogue to Letná. I wanted to get a nice shot of the city skyline, but unfortunately, it was already quite crowded, so I climbed down all the stairs and headed to the Prague castle. I left the busy streets and its iconic trams and wound up at the entrance gate. However, the best part of that location was an open view Starbucks café where you could sip your favourite coffee while savouring the spectacular view over the historical city and Petřín hill.
When I had enough of the beautiful vista (or had I?), I walked down the stairs again, wandering through the Lesser Quarter to the Charles Bridge. I walked this bridge about only five times in my entire life but I would love to do it again. The atmosphere was indescribable. Artists selling their paintings and drawings, the sound of harmonica spread all over the bridge and the scent of roasted almonds made me crave them. Though I’m pretty sure they weren’t even made there, but my brain tried to trick me because it was my favourite food the buy there when me and my family went to our annual Christmas Prague trip.
Then I continued to the quaint streets of the Old Town. And I got lost. Although, to be honest. I didn’t mind at all. And then I ended my trip at the Wenceslas Square where St. Wenceslas in onlooking the city from his horse. I buried myself in one the uncomfortable seats in the train on my way back rewarding myself with some Studentská pečeť chocolate, the best Czech chocolate. Even though, my friends would try to convince me otherwise.
You see, I used to hate Prague, and anything Czech really. But for some reason, I’ve grown fond of it even though I’m certainly not planning to move back to my country anytime soon.
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xoxo, S. V.