Sunday 7 August 2016

Four Nights in Prague

So. I'm finally back from my European interrailing adventures, how is everyone? My legs feel like they could drop off from exhaustion any minute now, but my heart is still dreaming of little cafes and endless scoops of ice cream. Going to multiple cities in one trip is an amazing idea, but I thought I'd try writing up some travel diaries like I did back in February for Amsterdam, partially so that anyone who fancies a break away can read up, but also so that I won't forget all of the small details that I fell in love with in each city. Prague isn't the first city that we went to, but it was by far my favourite, so there didn't seem like any better place to start.
What makes Prague the most beautiful city is the architecture; the colours, shapes and details on the buildings make you want to buy a one way ticket and never come back to rainy England. Some of the streets look like a literal representation of Balamory (throwback to childhood), and classic sights like the clock tower and castle are absolutely perfect for photography. The coloured buildings are a bloggers dream - how often do you see pastel mint coloured hotels? Not often. I'm not at all fascinated by building work usually, but for some reason I just couldn't take my eyes off Prague.

 Oh trdelnik, I could never forget you. The typical Czech treat is, essentially, a feast for the eyes and the mouth. The sugary doughnut cone is filled with toppings of your choice (I recommend white chocolate and strawberries or nutella and whipped cream), and you eat it surrounded by the scent of sweetness. It's bliss, let me tell you. I saw these on Facebook before I went, and assumed I would have to hunt around for a tiny shop in the middle of nowhere, but little did I know that this is a full on delicacy. You can't round a single corner without the tell-tale sign for a trdelnik shop, so don't fret.

As for recommendations for what to do, the city is on the small side, so I would just aim to see as much as you possibly can. Old Town Square is the best place to go and explore after a meal in the evening, and the live music and endless treat stalls make it seem almost magical. I would 100% recommend paying a little bit to climb up the clock tower, so that you can see the entire city before your eyes. The Church is haunting, and is lit up at night by the festivities, making it the perfect ambiance for the square; what I love about the city is that it doesn't matter what time of day it is, there is always a chill vibe. I've come to realise that that is what I look for in a city (the perfect antidote to an anxious mind) - I felt the same way in Amsterdam, and I preferred both of those cities to the hustle and bustle of places like London and Berlin, where dawdling is not an option. 
Wenceslas square I felt was a lot more modern, and if you're wondering where the holy grail of beauty is, that's where one of the Sephora stores is located with a ton of other high street stores.When you cross Charles Bridge onto the opposite side of the city, its lovely to take a walk in the woodland areas and then walk over to the castle and have a look inside, and there are plenty of park areas on the other side to save money and have a picnic instead of a sit down meal.

 The only part of Prague that might make people reconsider is that its very touristy in some areas, but if you avoid the busiest places and go back during quieter times of the day, it doesn't make that much of a difference to your visit. Like I did with Amsterdam, I felt like Prague was such a unique city that you can take from it entirely something different than the next person. I definitely want to go back with Harry as soon as I can and compare the outlook I had when leaving the city with my parents to how I would see it if I took a trip there with my boyfriend, or my friends.
Have you ever visited Prague?
If there's anything else you want to know about the capital city, let me know in a comment!



  1. I would love to go on an interrail! And Prague is such a beautiful place I would love to visit.

  2. Oh my! This post and those photos has just proven to me that I NEED to visit Prague, what a beautiful, beautiful city. I, like you love beautiful architecture so seeing these photos has me looking up flights. Love this post and your blog, officially following you now.


  3. Gorgeous travel diary and photos. I’ve never been to Prague but it appeals to me as you say it’s more laid back, and I think it would be a good place to experiment with photography! I would love to try a trdelnik too, yummy! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  4. I love your travel diary, I really want to visit Prague it looks so beautiful and the trdelnik looks amazing! I can't wait to read about your other adventures x


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