Dobrý den from the city of 1,000 spires! I’m having the time of my life in Prague, between meeting new friends at my hostel, exploring the city, and taking tons of photos. I’ve even learned a little bit of Czech language. There hasn’t really been time for jet lag since I got here, so I’ve pretty much hit the ground running to see as much as I can in the four days I have here.
After arriving at the airport around 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon, I navigated public transportation to Plus Hostel Prague, taking a little detour at Prague’s largest train station, Hlavní Nádraží. On the way, I made my very first Slovak friend, named Milan. Sadly, my backpack got lost in transit, so I only had my valuables and the clothes I was wearing. I decided that it was life and that I wouldn’t let this tiny mishap ruin my trip, so I headed straight over to the hostel. Light snow greeted me as I walked through the city.
Once I got to the hostel, I was greeted by awesome staff who helped me find my room and showed me how to get to all of the main places on the map. I also made a new friend, Daniel from Colombia, and we decided to go out for my inaugural Europe dinner. We decided on a place called 7 Tacos, which is a Mexican-Czech restobar with a pretty small but comfy atmosphere.
Today, I decided to go out and explore the city. I started off in Old Town, where I walked through the Palladium shopping center, the Christmas markets, and took photos of the astronomical clock. It was really cool to see all of the places I’d heard of in articles in real life.
I spent the entire afternoon at Prague Castle, where I toured the old Castle, the cathedrals, and the History of Prague Castle museum exhibit. This historical site sits atop a hill overlooking the entire city, so when I wasn’t taking tours of the various buildings and museums in the area, I was snapping photos of the stunning views. It was freezing outside, but the breathtaking skyline was certainly worth it.
I got a quick dinner in the food court of Palladium mall, which by the way is absolutely CRAZY! I’ve never seen such a chic or ambient food court in my life!
Once I got back to my hostel, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my backpack had been returned to me. Thank goodness for that! After two very full days of travel and exploration, I’m excited for what the next two days have in store.
Those of you who know me well may be wondering where all of the food photos are! Well, since I’ve been eating and drinking so many heavenly things here, I decided to do a separate food-only post. Be on the lookout for that soon!
A BIG thanks again to Nomadic Matt, Hostelword, Vayama, and Plus Prague for making this trip possible. I am having the time of my life here in Prague and wouldn’t have had this wonderful opportunity without you.
Another BIG thanks to Mitchell Massey for taking me to the airport, helping me with my trip-winning video, and just being an all-around amazing, caring person and a fantastic friend. You are wonderful!