Hi guys. Today I’ll tell you more about my second day in Prague (read all about my first day here). During the first day I did a whole walk through the historic part of the city. The second day I did a lot by tram and subway. The thing is, on those maps, the distances seem all very small, but in the end you did a small marathon. And since I never write about sports, you can already guess how bad my physique really is. So on the map underneath you can see both the walk of the first day (blue) and the route of the second day (black).
I did Prague all by myself, which was also a very particular experience. For one, I had to check and find trusthworthy tourists to make a picture of me (without getting my camera/iPhone stolen). The second issue came with eating out. I still think it’s a strange thing to eat all alone in a restaurant, definitely in a posh one. It’s common for lunches (think business people), but for a fancy dinner out… a whole different story. So the first day I opted for pub-style-restaurant, which was definitely a nice experience. The waiter told me he likes to travel alone and eat out alone. It’s easier to meet people, get advice from locals and get the ins and outs of your destination. And another funny thing is that when you go in shops all by yourself, sales people talk to you in Czech since they think you’re a local. Very funny.
Did not read my first Prague report yet? Find it here. The second day started at the Zizkov Television tower. A building where apparently the Prague people have a love/hate relationship with. You like it or you hate it. I thought it was nice, since it had all babies climbing over it. After a visit of the tower and a 360 degree view over Prague, I took the subway to Wenceslas square. This square is very central and there are a lot of nice buildings. Then it was time to visit Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad), the ultimate mustsee of the city. You can both take stairs or a tram (number 22) to reach the very top of the city. Of course I opted for the tram. At the Prague Castle area there is a lot to see and it’s very neat. I remembered a lot from my previous visit 13 years ago. There are a lot of churches and palaces to see: St Vitus Cathedral, St George Basilica, .. and there’s the change of the guards. I finished my Prague Castle tour at the Wenceslas vinyard where you have an amazing view over the city. Apparently Prague has its onw Eiffel tower: Petrin. I wanted to see for myself and did a long walk through the west side of the city. I also made a stop by the Fred & Ginger building. While strolling next to the river I discovered the islands that are actually easy to reach. I relaxed on Strovansky ostrov island. Everybody is chilling in the grass or on the border of the river. Amazing place to end the second day of a wonderful citytrip. And you can also rent boats there, cute swan boats!
Check my picture report of the second day. My Fujifilm X20 battery died after one day, so most of the pictures are taken with my iPhone.
Prague really has it all: culture, nature, cute streets to stroll and high places to enjoy the view. Hope to be back, with my boyfriend, because Prague is also a very romantic destination.
More information about Prague you can find on the website of Czech Tourism.
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