Trip in A Nutshell
LENGTH OF STAY: 2.5 days
CITY VISITED: Prague (Praha)
LIKE: Castles! And how the Gothic buildings and cobbled roads :)
DISLIKE: Everything is too big /too far to fit nicely into photos!!!!
MUST TRY LOCAL FOOD
2) Beef Goulash with potato dumplings
I just love their Goulash. Can drink this for the whole day :)
4) Czech BEEERRRRRR
Try out Czech Brands such as Pilsner Urquell.
Did I forget to mention Czech is the heaviest beer drinker of the entire world
5) Kofola (Cola + Cough Medicine)
LOL What?! They can sell this? Haha.
I don't like the flavours but worth a try :)
Czech's Itinerary (1 Jan 2012) SUN
1048AM: Berlin --> Prague
0328PM: Arrive at Prague
Go to Ye Ling's house. Thanks Ye Ling & her housemates for their kind hospitality :D
NIGHT: Go to Old Town (Stare Mesto) for dinner and to walk around!
Chrám Svatého Mikuláše, part of the ancient buildings at Old Town Square :)
Church of Our Lady before Týn (from Old Town Square) :)
Settled down for a dinner at Celnice :)
Try out their Potato Dumpling (Bramboracky) !!!
Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock (Staromestska Radnice). This is almost the same with the situation at Munich, massive crowd gathered below the clock for a view of the clock animation, every hour :)
Head to the nearby Jewish Quarter (Josefov). It is pretty quiet and eerie at night :O Could pay a visit to their Old-New sunagogue & Old Jewish Cemetery
Prague Castle is right across the Vltava River! :D
Czech's Itinerary (2 Jan 2012) MON
MORNING: Off we go to PRAGUE CASTLE! (Prazsky hrad). The largest Castle Complex in the world!! :)
TRY TO TRY: Try to make it to Prague Castle's Change of Guard on the hours! :)
View of Prague from Prague Castle :) "Bohemian Baroque" architecture is everywhere :)
The Infamous St Vitus Cathedral, among all the other architectures in the palace complex :)
Inside St Vitus Cathedral, a Gothic landmark of the city, has 21 chapels; and its most famous archway, the Golden Portal entrance , containing a mosaic of The last Judgement dating back to 1370.
The Golden Lane in the complex :)
TRY TO TRY: Lobkowicz Palace
Lobkowicz Palace displays exhibits drawn from the extensive Lobkowicz family collections. Entry to Lobkowicz is of a separate ticket to the Palace itself. And this place is ranked #02 on the Top Attractions on Trip Advisor. So worth a visit maybe?
AFTERNOON: Take a stroll down from the castle to its surrounding Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)
Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)
Snack on Trdelník Czech's traditional cake and sweet pastry. You can find stalls that sell this everywhere! :D
The Church of Saint Nicholas (Kostel svatého Mikuláše) in the distant. There is two St Nicholas churches @.@ one at Mala Strana another at the Old Town Square :O
On Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) looking at the Prague Castle from afar :D
EVENING: Head down to The New Town (Nové Město), where you find more modern buildings, departmental stores, shops :D
First up, Dinner at Ferdinand. A cosy Czech restaurant/pub at Nove Mesto :)
Some Galuska? :DDD
Statue of St Wencesles. Shrine to the victims of communism.
And dont forget to drop by This funny looking building - Dancing House (Tančící dům) :D
Czech's Itinerary (3 Jan 2012)
MORNING: Go to Vysehrad Park for a morning stroll and a view of the city :D
A short walk uphill to a peaceful and quiet scenery from top :)
142pm Depart from Prague (Hlavni)--> Vienna (Mieldling)
TRY TO TRY: Petrin Hill
If you have got the time, go up to Petrin Hill and take an overview of the city :D
Costs $$$ (I Spent):
Unit of Currency is Czech Koruna (or Czech Crown)
1 euro is approximately 25 Kč
FOOD: 540 Kč
TRANSPORTATION: 160 Kč
ACCOMMODATIONS: N/A (We stayed at friend's house :D)
TOTAL: 700 Kč (around 30 euros)
A special thanks to our Prague friends (Ye Ling, Evon, Ye Ling's housemates for their kind and warm hospitality for these few days :)
Maps for the Organized Minds
To Be Continued: Vienna, Austria [1 June]
Vienna, time for a humungous SCHNITZEL. Anyone? :)