November 18, 2016 – November 20, 2016
What a beautiful city. From the astronomical clock, to the Charles Bridge, to the grounds of the Prague Castle there were so many amazing sights to see. Not to mention the random old buildings spread throughout the city. I was in awe of the architecture here. Good thing it’s only about an hour flight away because I could see myself repeat vising this place.
We arrived Friday afternoon and immediately went sight seeing (after a little beer (biertje) and food, of course). Luckily, our hotel was located right in Old Town, which made up for the fact that it kind of reminded me of a nice bed and breakfast from the 80’s when smoking was still legal. At first when we were walking around, we thought the city was maybe deserted, but once we stumbled upon the town square we got saw where the action was. I could immediately see why everyone flocked here when I looked around me. The buildings just made me speechless.
After we had our fill of the square, we walked to the Charles Bridge. There may or may not have been a stop to a bar in between. The bridge was also very lively and I remembered the advice of my sister who had just been to Prague in October to keep my belongings close to me. Luckily we had no incidents and instead were just able to witness the beauty.
And what a beauty it was. These are views from the bridge, not of the bridge.
Having had enough of the touristy shit, we decided to hit up some more bars before dinner. We first went to a speakeasy cocktail bar recommended by a friend of a friend called Hemingways. The drinks were total masterpieces. Everything from the Incredible Hulk, to a Legoman, to popcorn was included in these drinks. Mine even came with edible flower pedals. And the best part about Prague was that things are cheap! The money is really confusing, so I won’t try to explain it, but the suggested amount to take out of the ATM was like 2,000 Czech Crowns. Needless to say, I felt like a high roller.
We ended the best Mexican food I have had in Europe and drinks at an Irish pub.
On Saturday we woke up not so early to get breakfast at a famous place called Cafe Louvre. I ate a whole apple meringue pie. to myself. and bacon and eggs. It was delicious.
It was a rainy day in Prague, so before hitting up the castle grounds we decided to stop by a craft beer place so Tyler could check in a few beers on his Untapped App (if you don’t know what that is and you love beer, you should check it out). After a few IPAs and a chocolate beer we went to visit the castle. Due to our procrastination we got to the grounds only a few minutes before the main attractions closed, so we admired the buildings from the outside, which, if we’re being honest is probably the best part anyway.
The castle viewing was followed by a trip to one of the coolest bars I’ve ever been to. It was called Anonymous and they made really intricate drinks. Since we got there at 5 and were the first ones in, the bartender sat with us and asked us our likes to make up a cocktail we would enjoy. With a group of 6 it is pretty rare to get so much one-on-one attention from the bartender, but we appreciated it. We each had a few fancy drinks and then he surprised us at the end with masks and a shot. It was definitely a cool place.
We ended the night at a four story club that had a different theme of music on each floor. The first floor was an ice bar that you could go into for the price of one drink.
Too bad we got kicked out because Tyler knocked over the basket of fruit. Just kidding.
We danced the night away on the various floors and made it home before the sun came up. Somehow. Sorry mom and dad if you are reading this, but as my coworker told me today, “weekends are for partying”. I definitely enjoyed this party weekend in Prague and am excited for the next trip we have planned.