• Andrea Hartoyo

Ahoj, Praha!

From 22 to 24 September, I had the opportunity to visit Prague for the first time with my family.

To say the city was beautiful is an understatement. It was simply breathtaking! When we landed at the airport, it gave me similar modern metropolis vibes to Frankfurt airport, so I was a bit skeptical.

To be honest, I had my worries before flying to Prague. I had never been to the central part of Europe before, I lived and stayed in the comforts of the west. Either way, I did an extensive research online on what to do and what not to do, and looked up traveller's tips even right before boarding. However, when we drove into the heart of the city, the view of the bridges and glimpses of the old town took my breath away.

We stayed in Merkur hotel, an older inn but with a cute charm. The place was clean and the people were very kind. We had zero difficulties finding a place to exchange our euros nearby, and minimarts were everywhere for us to buy basic necessities. The old town was within walking distance, and in every corner my family and I had to stop to take photos.

The city wasn't as busy as I expected, perhaps because we went in September. The amount of people on the streets was healthy, and while most of the streets were packed, we were able to walk without shuffling our way through. The weather during our visit was also beautiful, we even got to see the sunset in Charles Bridge. I read recommendations online to visit the bridge on sunrise to avoid the crowd, but even though I didn't do that, I still enjoyed my long walks on the bridge. We even found two other bridges to walk onto!

Will I return? Maybe. But the visit itself was quite fun and simply beautiful. Art Nouveau decorated almost every corner of the stone-paved streets, I bought more postcards than I care to admit, and I managed to take some beautiful photos to remember the moment.

Below are some of the snaps I took of Prague, with food photos we ate at Teresa U Prince.

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