Weekend in Prague!

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to my blog. It’s been a busy couple of  weeks for me. Hence, the reason why there’s been a delay in posting. Since the last blog post,  I traveled to Berlin with my core course (more on that to come later), traveled to Prague, joined a soccer club here in Copenhagen, and had a series of midterms/presentations for classes. In today’s post,  I’ll take you along through my adventures in Prague two weekends ago with my Haverford friend Deniz. I was really excited for this trip because it was the first trip I planned ( I felt very adultish planning it) and also because it great way to celebrate my 21st birthday!

Day 1:

Since I was already in Berlin earlier that week for my long study tour, we started our journey to Prague by taking a train together from Berlin to Prague. Even though the train was around 4.5 hours it was very scenic and took us through the countryside of Germany and the Czech Republic.

Above: views from the Train ride to Prague!

Once we arrived to Prague, we checked in at our hostel Dream hostel. This was my first time staying in a hostel and I was quite pleased with the experience and would recommend for others planning a trip to Prague. It was walking distance to all the attractions, clean, and has an all female dorm option. I even ran into two DIS students staying in the same dorm room!

After checking in, we walked to Old Town to do some sight seeing. We checked out the Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady before Tyn, and  the Powder Tower. We got chimney cakes as a snack and then headed to Las Adelitas for dinner.

Church of Our Lady before Tyn
Astronomical Clock
Powder Tower

Day 2:

On our second day of Prague we crossed the Charles Bridge to Malá Strana. After walking up way too many stairs, we arrived at our first stop of the day: the  Prague Castle Complex. Sadly we weren’t able to go inside the castle due to construction but we did get to explore the St Vitus Cathedral, St George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane. Afterwards we stopped at Lokál for some delicious Czech food. Then, we headed to the John Lennon Wall and then walked to New Town to see the Dancing House and Kafka’s Rotating Head statue. 

John Lennon Wall
Old Castle stairs
St Vitus Catheral
St Vitus Cathedral Interior
Charles Bridge and Castle at Night
Kafta’s Rotating Head in New Town
Dancing House in New Town

Overall, I really enjoyed my trip to Prague and would recommend visiting. I’m excited to go and document  more of my independent travels this semester so stayed tune for more on those :). Also below are some helpful travel trips for Prague!

Things to know before you go:

•Not all places accept credit card so definitely exchange for Czech Crowns either before the trip or exchange at an ATM/Currency Exchange while you are there. If you can, I would avoid ATMS/Currency exchange near the Touristy areas as you will likely get ripped off with the exchange rate.

•My friend and I both agreed that a weekend is the perfect amount of time to explore Prague. You can comfortably hit all the main sights in a weekend. 

•The airport is kinda fair from the city center. Its about 45-50 minutes by public transit but around 30 minutes by taxi/uber (Uber is cheaper). Keep this mind when you are going back to the airport so you don’t miss your flight. 

•Not Prague specific but just two things i wish I knew before I stayed in first hostel. If you have room in your suitcase, bring a towel to avoid paying to rent one. Also bring a lock to put on your locker/drawer!

•Its so much cheaper in Prague than Copenhagen! I would say meals on average cost me around $ 5-9

•Try a chimney cake while you’re in Prague! They are everywhere so you can’t miss them.

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