20-21 Oct 2014
I took the bus from Munich to Prague. Ride was about 5hrs. Upon arrival, I walked to my home for 2 nights, Hostel Rosemary. Because I arrived late, I didn’t anymore have much time to explore.
I had the whole the next day ,though. I joined the free walking city tour again. This time, the guide talked so fast that I couldn’t really comprehend much of what she was saying. Anyway, there were interesting sculptures along the way and a lot of historical sites, like the Jewish cemetery.
We also went to the popular, city tower , which holds the famous astronomical clock, but we didn’t anymore wait for it’s “performance” . According to the guide from Munich and the local guide, it’s among the most over-rated tourist attractions in the whole of Europe, together with the one in Munich’s City Center Tower.
After the city tour, I went for a walk to Charles Bridge and back to the old town to join the Castle tour at CZK300. Castle was huge but nothing extra-ordinary. There, I got mesmerized by the beauty of the city from bird’s eye view. After the Castle tour, I went back to Charles bridge to cross it, as all tourist should do it, according to some readings.
So far, I realised that things, like food, souviniers, tours were a lot cheaper in Prague, than in Austria and Germany. I wish I could have stayed there longer. So if you are doing the same EU route as I planned, shop, indulge and eat more in Prague (or Slovakia). It’s more practical that way.
Prague made me feel I was waiting for my prince charming to arrive in a carriage because I was part of a fairytale. It was beautiful and I could imagine my parents enjoying it’s surreal beauty. Then, I made a promise, I will go back to Prague, with my, beloved, kindred!