Prague, Czechia - A city of Gothic beauty
Prague the City of a Thousand Spires. A city I have always wanted to visit but the idea of bumping into hen and stag parties turned my blood cold. So I decided a short 3 night break from the Sunday evening to the Wednesday. I was pleasantly surprised and struck by Prague's Gothic beauty.
It was the beginning of September and the weather was warm. It was overcast but I was able to walk around in just a T-Shirt (and jeans of course. Not just my tighty whiteys). September seems to be a good time to visit. The weather is still warm and I believe there are less tourists but I find that hard to believe.
My first view of Prague was from the Taxi window as we drove down the hill, past the castle, into the city. It was breath-taking. The taxi from the airport to my hotel was a very reasonable 18 Euros. The ride took approximately 30 minutes. I booked the taxi before my flight from Prague Airport Transfers https://www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk/. They were on time and very professional. I highly recommend
My hotel was approximately 10 minutes away from Wenceslas Square. Before I made my way to the Square I had a delicious Goulash and a Jameson's Whiskey in Bar Legends which was approximately 5 minutes from my hotel. Feeling a bit tipsy I then made my way to the Square. It’s not really a square but more of a long rectangle and very much a tourist trap.
There is a hustle and bustle at Wenceslas Square. There are plenty of restaurants, designer clothes shops, designer jewellery shops coffee shops and book shops. All what you would expect for the discerning tourist. If you are feeling a little stressed you can get a Thai Massage from one of the open window massage parlours. All above board and nothing smutty :)
From Wenceles Square I made my way to Charles Bridge and the Old Town. I did a lot of walking in Prague but I feel it is the best way to soak up the culture. Charles Bridge was very busy with every kind of tourist from every walk of life and every country. Selfie sticks are the travel accessory of choice for all people who want to show their friends, at home, the beauty of a wonderfully lively city.
On the way I did stop by the Astronomical clock, the third oldest in the world going back to 1410. I sat in Old Town Square and had a sausage and a beer as I watched the world go by. One of the reasons why I like to travel alone is because I can take things at my own pace and I can get lost off the beaten track.
Prague is a wonderful and cosmopolitan city that you should visit if you are big on architecture, culture and a vibrant atmosphere. I have travelled to Prague on two different occasions and I definitively have not seen everything. The tourists are not so bad, after all I was a tourist myself. Most definitely worth a visit and I believe the Christmas Markets are quite magical. Maybe Christmas 2019.