First of all, my parents are awesome people, and quality time with them is priceless! Every once in a while I go on a trip with one of them. To China and Nepal with my mom, To Dublin and Berlin with my dad, or, just spending a good day closer to home. I found a very cheap ticket with KLM to Prague in August so my mom and I jumped on board and were off to the Czech Republic for a few days!
Welcome to Prague!
From the airport, public transportation to the city is quite easy. First, you take a bus from the airport (the 179) to Nove Butovice. From there you can take the subway to the city. It took us about 45 minutes in total, which is not bad and waaay cheaper than a taxi!
We checked in at our gorgeous Airbnb apartment in a side street of Wenceslas square. The apartment was situated above a wine store, how good can life get? From there, it was only a short walk to the city’s old center, so off we went.
The first impression was: “loaded with tourists”. It seemed like every tourist in town had gathered on the square near the astronomical clock -which was under construction by the way- so we decided to head for the river instead. Good choice! It was much quieter and it was such a nice walk. We marveled at the gorgeous buildings and the view got even better when we reached the river.
Gorgeous view over the Moldau river
A trip to Prague wouldn’t be complete without a walk to Prague Castle over the Charlesbridge. When you cross the bridge you enter the cutest neighbourhood. It’s touristy, yes, but it’s gorgeous. We had some rain that day and we had to take shelter under the Charlesbridge when we reached the other side, but that didn’t spoil the fun. Actually, it only added to the prettyness!
The old lady couldn't be bothered by the rain
The walk up to the castle looks pretty steep but in the end it wasn’t so bad. Once you get up there you will realize it was well worth the climb! The views over the city are amazing and the square in front of the castle is full of life. The castle itself covers a huge area and it’s breathtakingly beautiful. The cathedral alone is amazing, and that’s just a small part of the stronghold. We just wandered around in awe, imagining ourselves in the middle ages.
The view is fantastic!
Man I suck at taking panoramas! But you get the idea.
When we got hungry, we walked back to the square in front of the castle. Streetfood rocks! There were stands everywhere selling all sorts of Czech food. The market was not too crowded due to the rain, but there were still plenty of people simply enjoying a beer and a bite to eat. We tried some dishes and had a nice beer ourselves, because frankly, we deserved it!
More on our Prague trip is coming soon!
Are you up for a trip to Prague?
Planning a trip can be a lot of work, but it’s fun! Here’s how I did it:
1: I found a ridiculously cheap ticket on KLM.com If you are not based in the Netherlands I suggest using Skyscanner to find the best deal for you.
2: Next, I got us a nice apartment on Airbnb. If you prefer a hotel, Booking.com will show you the best deals.
3: Finally, I ordered a Lonely Planet on Amazon.com and checked Tripadvisor for fun things to do!
And that’s all there is to it to set you up for your trip. Let me know if there’s anything you need help with and I’ll be happy to answer your questions!