Miles from home: 4900 miles | Fun meter: Super HIGH
This might be of those posts where I let pictures “say a thousand words.” After weeks and weeks of ups and downs, (and recovering from jet lag), it was finally relieving to feel like I was having a great time. As soon as my travel bus crossed into Czechia — this might not seem relevant, but it’s Czechia, not the Czech Republic the uninitiated — I knew I was in for a great treat. Most of the people I’ve met that have done this same study program before have always had the same “favorite place”: Prague/Prag/Praha/Praga. And for a good reason: this city is beautiful beyond words.
I refused to do any background on it and wanted to have no expectations. I am glad to say I was not in the least bit disappointed. Well, except for the millions of tourists that crowd city but I can’t blame them since I was ONE of those tourists in the first place. Unlike my time in Berlin and Leipzig, I loved every single aspect of Prague. Yes, I’m gonna sound like every wanna-be “travel blogger,” but you can’t blame me. The food is terrific, the weather is just perfect enough, and the people can be a little nice (most times.) A few other students and I decided to go on a walk around the city upon our arrival, and after endless turns and, let’s say ‘interesting’ encounters with the locals, we ended up at a small entrance to one of the most significant spots in the city. The Powder Tower (Prašná brána) is a gothic tower that used to be one of Prague’s 13 gates from the 15th century. As soon as you step inside, you’re immediately transported centuries back as you go up a long, winding and narrow staircase that leads to the top. At the very top, you’re greeted to a breathtaking 360 view of Prague (that even I can’t describe in words.) And the entrance is a mere 70 Czech Korunas (3 bucks)…only Kraków beats this place in terms of prices.
Okay, I’m saying more than I wanted to, but you get the point.
Enjoy the photos and see you again in Vienna and Venice!!!
Views of Prague from the Powder Tower
More views of Prague from the Powder Tower
City with many names
Pražský orloj (Prague Chronological Clock) – This one is a little tricky. The clock apparently performs something very unexpected at the top of every hour but you will have to visit to find out (no spoilers)