Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Prague Photo Diary: Part 1

Hello all!

Tim and I went away on a mini September excursion to the capital of Czech Republic and I really wanted to share our little adventure with you!

We flew from London Stansted on the Tuesday evening, arriving in Prague around 10:30pm.  After a few panics (mainly from me) because there were a load of reconstruction works on the trams, we managed to find our way to our beautiful hotel, which fully exceeded my expectations! 

We got up super early on the Wednesday and chowed down on one of the best (if not THE best) continental breakfast buffets I've ever had.  We made our way into the nearest little town called Andel and after a few wrong turns and asking some locals for directions, finally made our way to lesser town square. The first place we went to was St. Nicholas church which was absolutely stunning.


We worked our way up the hill to Prague castle, which totally confused us at first as it isn't your traditional fairytale-type castle! A girl can dream!  Instead, we were met by grand gates and huge palace-like buildings. We explored further and bought student tickets to all the main attractions within the castle grounds, including St. Vitus Cathedral, Basilica of St. George and the Old Royal Palace. We were even lucky enough to be standing around in the castle grounds at 12pm to see the changing of the guard which is definitely worth a watch.





We walked down across the river (at which point we saw a crazy drunk Czech jump in the water - very entertaining!) and stopped for a spot of lunch at a cute little cafe.  After this, we took a gorgeous stroll across the river and along the infamous Charles bridge. It was the hottest day of the week (probably around 26 degrees) so it was the perfect day for casual walking. 



Having turned 22 the week before, I was clearly feeling the old age and we popped back to the hotel for a little nap. I'll leave part 1 here, and I can tell you that the evenings get a fair bit less cultural! I hope you've enjoyed so far!

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