Before coming to Prague I didn't know much about it. I had heard of the city, but honestly couldn't even have told you what country it was in before we decided to come. I also wouldn't have expected to feel safe in this city.. maybe it was because I didn't know much about the Czech Republic or the fact that I had never even heard someone speak Czech, but I really expected to feel unsafe here. BUT, the complete opposite was true. I don't think I've been to a *city* that I've felt safer in than Prague.
We checked into our Airbnb, which was SUPER cheap. It could have slept 9 people, but there were only two of us and we still only paid $25 each per night! This was seriously the nicest Airbnb I've ever been to! I just checked and it seems to be a bit more depending on the date, but we got a steal!
The first night we were there we unpacked and then headed out to find some dinner. We weren't super impressed with the place we chose, but we scored with our first chimney of the trip for dessert! Chimney cakes are Prague's specialty. Think cinnamon role dough wrapped around a hot rod into the shape of a cone and then dipped in cinnamon sugar and filled with Nutella and strawberries (or ice cream)! Drooling yet?
We woke up the next morning and finally saw Prague in the daylight. It was BEAUTIFUL! We started walking around looking for breakfast not knowing what we would find. We just started wandering. I think this is my favorite way to travel. Do some research, but don't stress too much, stroll the streets, find the a good cappuccino, wander.
One place we stumbled upon on the way to breakfast was this church! We were overwhelmed by the curving facade and decided we had to go inside!
When we got in, our eyes were filled with gold. Seriously, it seemed like everything in this church had been gilded.
We finally stopped at Creperie U Kajetána, a small little cafe with plenty of options! I asked for a water and this is what they brought! Amazing! I needed mint in my life :) The quiche was so good as well! (I have to mention this... Daniel was missing the U.S. and ordered a Chicago Hotdog for breakfast... here... and they served it in a chimney cake lol!)
After breakfast we headed up the hill to the Prague Castle! Apparently it's the largest castle in the world! We were amazed by the stained glass in the cathedral. Seriously, I don't know if I've ever been in a church with this much stained glass when the sin was shining so bright! So impressed!
On the way down we of course had to grab another chimney.. on the way to dinner. HA!
... and the John Lennon Wall! So cool!
The walk to dinner was so beautiful! We crossed to the other side of the river to a restaurant called Marina. We were recommended to go here, but after we found out that it was owned by different people since our friend went and everything was changed. It was overpriced and the service was terrible. No joke, we got our food before we got our water. But the view was nice since the restaurant was on a boat!
On our last day in Prague we made it to a few of the things we had missed the day before like the Dancing House by Frank Gehry (a famous architect) and the main square! We even managed to stop by and spend our left over currency in a street market! I don't usually buy any sounevers, but I opted to get a watercolor of the city since I had the cash and no way to exchange it.
Our last stop before heading back to the airport was to the tower. We literally ran up the stairs to the top because we were about to miss our flight, but the view from the top was impressive! Is there an award for the fastest climb to the top of the Prague Tower? If so I think we earned it! Until next time, Praha! If you're looking for a cheap place to travel, this is it!