Hello, there! It’s been a while.
After a busy and a long semester at school, I am back.
Recently, right after my finals, BF and I traveled to Europe, again. It was our third time. In case you want to check our first two Europe trips, click here and here. Just like any of our other trips, WE HAD A GREAT TIME! Big part of it is staying within our budget of $2000 per person for everything (flights, hotels, food, etc.), and carefully planning our itinerary.
We traveled to 4 countries this time: Czech Republic, Portugal, Switzerland, and France. I will be writing a short blog about each country that we visited.
Let’s talk about Prague.
After a 30+ hour soul- crushing flight (including layovers) from Hawaii to Prague, we finally made it. I thought I was a little bit delirious when we arrived. LOL. We arrived there at 2-ish in the afternoon. We took the public transport, we found our hotel, dined at a nearby mall, and called it a day.
After a 12-hour sleep, we were ready for our first day in Prague! We had a big breakfast, and then we walked the streets of Prague. And there is no better way to tell you than to show you how picturesque the place was.
Our first stop was the Old Town Square. If you are not familiar with Prague, it is one of the cities in Europe that wasn’t destroyed during WW1 and WW2, so it really embodies the Old Europe. Truth be told, I just learned that recently, too.
Then, we went to the famous Charles Bridge.
And from there, we continued on to the Prague Castle, which is HUGE! The palace is surrounded with buildings and cathedrals.
This is an overview of the city taken from the Castle grounds. Love the red roofs!
This is St. Vitus Cathedral.
And inside the cathedral.
We ended the day with a traditional Czech food – dumpling and goulash. It’s basically a compact bread and beef stew.
It was a mellow day. We went to Wenceslas Square, and did a little bit of shopping. It was a leisurely walk.
Funny story: In the background is Prague’s National Museum. Well, there was a line outside the museum, and it was free to go in. We were like, count us in! So, we fell in line. We were in the queue for like 20 minutes in the heat of the sun. Little did we know that it was actually a tour of the museum, which was under full-on renovation at that time,and the tour guide was only speaking in Czech!!! We were inside checking out plasters, wood, nails, etc. Ha ha ha! Epic fail! But we managed to escape after thirty minutes. 😉
I even had a pistachio cake that day, which was nom nom, and a sip of Pilsner Urquell. I am not really a beer drinker, but what the heck. I was in Czech Republic, and Czech Republic is famous for their beer.
We only spent two full days in Prague. The reason for this is because we wanted to spend more time in Portugal and Switzerland. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our time in this city filled with beautiful people and old Europe vibe.