Tuesday, November 29, 2011

go, see, do: prague

First stop on our mini tour through eastern Europe was Prague. (Spoiler alert: My favorite place we went.) I've always wanted to visit Prague, so getting the opportunity to tour the old city was amazing. If you ever get the chance to visit, here are my tips:


I would suggest going in a warmer month. Although the crowds were not bad in November, the cold weather was hard to stomach. You'll be walking around quite a bit so the warmer temps will be to your advantage. Plus, with everything in bloom I'm sure it would be 10 times as pretty as it already was.

Prague Castle is a must. The views at the top are stunning. There's a museum and some old buildings to walk through. But my favorite thing was the Golden Lane, a sweet little street lined with tiny shops.

Be sure and check out the Charles Bridge... It will be hard to miss! Cute stalls of shops line the bridge and be sure and stop for the buskers.

We took a day trip to Kutna Hora, a city about an hour and a half outside of Prague. One of our stops was the creepiest thing we did the whole trip: visted Sedlec Ossuary, a church filled with the skeletons of over 40,000 people. It was certainly unique! But we loved it and I'm glad we went.

Take the tram to the top of Petrin Hill to check out the beautiful views of the city and the little Eiffel Tower that sits on the top. We went at night and it was beautiful. One of our favorite meals the whole trip was at a cafe halfway up the hill.

Eat! The food in Prague was amazing. From the cute little Bohemian restaurants to the street vendors selling delicious Staroceske Trdlo (above)... I loved it all. I'm still dreaming about recreating some of it here at home.

Everything about Prague was exactly how I expected it to be... which I suppose is why I loved it so much. It was totally different from anything we have here in the States, which is part of the fun of traveling. My mom and I have already discussed at length when we're going back. Can't wait!


  1. I've been dying to go to that ossuary for years! I know it's creepy but I find it so interesting. I love the catacombs under Paris. So cool!

  2. Looks like such a neat trip! Thanks for sharing your photos- its fun to virtually travel with you when I'm stuck studying for finals! :P