OH SO CZECH- European Adventure 2015

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I have a thing for iron locks and bridges.

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Bubbles in Prague.

Finally. A city I can cross off my travelling bucket list for 2015. Prague was everything that I thought it would be; if not more. I got to stay in Prague for about a day and a half. I so didn’t want to leave in the end.While I was there, I spent most of my time walking along Charles Bridge, the most famous bridge in Prague. I also took some time to just walk around the Old Town Square and people-watch (locals can be very interesting)

If you go, I strongly suggest going up to the top of the Old Town Hall. One of the reasons Prague is so beautiful is because of its red and yellow buildings. Once you’re a the top, you get to see all that from a bird’s-eye view. It’s absolutely breathtaking and no matter how many bird’s-eye views you’ve seen, I can guarantee this one tops most of them. I got some really nice pictures up there and I even tried out my camera’s “Miniature Effect” feature. With the help of blur and defined colour, it makes subjects far away look miniscule. This is great for something like this!

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If you’re in the mood for a local delicacy, try trdelnik. It’s a traditional Slovak cake and sweet pastry and is very famous in the Czech Republic. It’s very hard and you can get it with a variety of different toppings. If you’re feeling really hungry, try the Traditional Bohemian Farmer Pan along with a salad. Both are famous locally and they taste great.

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Trdelnik

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Traditional Bohemian Farmer’s Pan (99% meat haha)

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On my second day, I visited St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle which is situated on the top of the hill. This cathedral is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. I’m a huge fan of churches built in Europe because they all have this artistic flare to them. You can see all the detail that went into making the stone statues, the arches or the stained glass windows. St. Vitus Cathedral is 97 metres tall and it contains the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors. It’s technically located within Prague Castle which is a castle complex. It dates from the 9th century and is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. Even if you only have a couple hours in Prague, this is a must-see. You haven’t seen Prague if you haven’t see the cathedral and the castle.

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Kohl’s Fountain. Legend has it that if you throw a coin and it lands in the top basin, whatever you wish for will come true. Let’s just say I walked out with my pockets a lot lighter.

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Prague Castle- very famous tourist attraction!

Prague Castle- very famous tourist attraction!

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There’s a reason that this city is on my travel bucket list for 2015. I loved it so much and I hope, in the future, I’ll be able to go back again and spend a little longer. The only downside to Prague? The amount of tourists. I was there during the end of August, also known as tourist season. Trying to get through the streets was like rush hour in India. Try to go during the fall or May/Early June.

For those that have been to Prague before, what was your favourite part? Stay tuned to see where this blog will be going next 😉 

~Julia

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