Have you ever been invited to those parties that are hosted by a friend of a friend? Everybody at the party sort of indirectly knows each other – but is only truly linked to each other by the host of the party. For me, events like this are where the city of Prague gets brought up the most and it usually goes like this…
While I’m helping myself to some pretentious cheese and crackers an individual will sort of recognize me, approach me and say:
“Hey, you the guy with the travel blog right?”
Me: “Yes, that’s me”
Individual: “I think I’ve seen your videos on Youtube, their great!”
Me: “Thanks. Did you subscribe to the channel, I do new videos every week”
Individual: “Oh, right I’ve been meaning too, I’ve just been errr busy”
Then comes the million dollar question…
Individual: “So you travelled a lot, what’s your favourite place?
My inside voice: “Really? So I need to choose one single place? I’ve been to several cities and towns, in several countries over a few continents and with so many experiences and stories and adventures I need to – for the sack of continuing this pointless conversation, narrow everything down to one city?!?!
Me: “I don’t have one”
Individual: “Well if I’m travelling to Europe for the first time what city would you recommend for my wife and I?
Me: “Prague, Czech Republic”
Individual: “Prague eh, why?”
Me: “Prague is a walkable city. From the Jewish Quarter to the Little Quarter, from the Old Town to the castle all you need are a pair of decent shoes. The Czech Republic produces some of the greatest beer you will ever drink and it’s not expensive. In fact, most things, in general, are not expensive. Somehow Prague was not really affected by any of the ugly world wars that ravaged a lot of Europe, which means near all of the gorgeous architecture you’ll see has not been retouched. Prague also produces some of the finest crystal products but hell, if you just go the for the beer you’ll be happy.”
Now run along and let me enjoy my cheese and crackers.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, which is located in central Europe and bordered by Germany. Life is all about a set of experiences which we have with the passage of time. We should go for visiting other countries because it gives time to think about the big questions of life, gain new perspectives, learn about different cultures, and appreciate the glory of nature and to find your true personality. Although 2 days in Prague are not enough to visit all the places in Prague you can visit the basic places. In the lines given below you will get to know about important places in Prague but before we get started here are 21 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting The Czech Capital.
Above Photo Credit: Francesco Maglione
Prague Beer Museum
If your list for Prague things to do does not include beer…Rewrite your list.
This pub has 30 beers at the tap and a menu of Czech bar snacks. With so many choices for beer in one of the cities world renown for making amazing beer it’s tough. In an attempt to stay sober during my time in Prague sampled a bunch but narrowed it down to 3 that I really enjoyed.
- Velen – “A perfectly fermented golden amber English beer with a medium-sized creamy head, bouquet of malt, hops, and grass, Velen has a full caramel taste that is pleasantly sweet.”
- Gambrinus – The Nectar of Legends. No seriously, named after Gambrinus, the legendary king of Flanders known for his mythical brewing abilities. Whaaaa.
- Staropramen – Founded in 1869 the Staropramen Brewery is the second largest brewery in the Czech Republic.
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