I am so one of these people that love to travel, be that in england or abroad. I have visited a fair amount of cities in europe but never have I come across one so lovely as Prague. Prague was on the bucket list so when a friend suggested I meet him there for lunch I booked a flight for around 300 return and off I went.
Let me just say that it was one of the most spontaneous things I have done. It was the first time I flew on a plane by myself and of all the airports I could have picked, I picked Heathrow. To my advantage I had booked with British Airways, A great thing as you can check into your flight 24 hours early which means to need to hang around checking in and you can go straight to security.
So after a quick half and a half flight I arrived into prague at around 9.30am in the morning, Getting out of prague airport took less than thirty minutes which was very quick. Then from outside I got a taxi straight to Les Maines hotel in the centre of prague, I had done my research here and I know taxis cost a ridiculous amount to people actually living in prague,. it worked out to be 690 CZ which is around eighteen english pounds. Maybe its due to the fact over in England a forty minute journey would cost us around forty pounds I thought it was not that bad.
I was quite lucky with the weather as it turned out to be a beautiful day so after dropping my bags off at the hotel, I met with my friend and we wandered around the city. I would compare prague to be very similiar to paris just a lot less touristy.
So I was pre told before my flight that if I went into the centre of prague to find a TRDELNIK stand and try it, It is like a warm cinnamon donut, filled with loads and loads of nutella. They are kind here with the portion sizes, so one of these you can easily share between two.
''A trdelnik is actually a tradiotnal Slovak cake, Orginally from Romania it is also known in Czech Republic. It is made from a rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, grilled over hot coals and topped with sugar and walnut mix''
So away from the food after a short walk we came to the very famous astrology clock. This is bang on in the centre of prague in the old square and it is incredible. Everything is costly around here so if you are going to eat dinner in the square be prepared to spilt with your money.
'' It is a medieval astronomical clock, the clock was first installed in 1410 making it the third oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one that works''
So every hour the clock chimes and the little people start moving out of the windows and if you look closely you will see death on the top right hand side of the clock. When the clock chimes you see him ringing his bell and the rooster moving. It is quite ery when you look at it closely. But it a spectacle not to be missed when you're in prague. I highly recommend paying the 200 CZ a person and walking up to the tower, not only do you get the best views of the city but you also learn the history of the tower. This was something I am glad I did whilst in Prague. The tower itself is wheelchair friendly with an elevator, just to be said there is a lot of walking to the top. But the views on the top watching the sunset are worth it.
So after that we stopped for a drink on the way to prague castle, another huge thing to see if your ever in prague, Wiki says its the largest ancient castle in the world, and who am I to argue with that?
Back to what I was rambling on about so on the way there we walked past the prague state opera house which was beautifully lit up. I am a fan of classical music and since the opera was inside they also had a huge screen outside showing it and stands where you could buy nibbles and prosecco (the way to my heart) This will be something I will look back few years down the line an think wow.
Having the couple drinks before walking up all those steps up to the castle really helped. As the stairs seem endless. However due to the fact it was around 9.10pm the castle itself was closed but you could still walk around it.
The castle and the grounds are as beautiful as I expected very similar to a cathedral in oleans, france. It was very big, gothic looking and made with such detail.
So dinner turned out to be rather late, I had the traditional beef goulash, when in rome etc. I got a thumbs up of my friend who had been to Prague many times before and said it was one of the best he had tasted. This for me was the best meal I had out out here.
So day one, was full of adventure. And thanks for the 2 hours sleep I got the previous night. I went back to the hotel ready for a busy day,