Summer nights in Prague

A famous quote states that travel is the only thing that you can buy which will make you richer.

I couldn’t agree more. By the end of our two week trip, we were literally digging deep into our pockets to fish out whatever leftover change we had to buy ONE LAST precious pretzel at Munich airport.

Quite literally broke but nonetheless fulfilled, replenished and “richer” from the sights we saw on our amazing Eastern Europe trip.

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Our plan was to start off in Prague, followed by Vienna, Budapest Salzburg and finally Munich.

After we freshened up, we went to the town center to soak up the amazing architecture until someone offered us a free walking tour. Since “there is no such thing as a free lunch” I expected a con… but was pleasantly surprised. It was AMAZING. Our tour guide was hilarious, entertaining and informative. He provided some great little tips of what to do/see in the city. To be perfectly honest…he was pretty easy on the eyes too ;) #justsayin’

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and also the historical capital of Bohemia. It is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, which include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall and Petřín hill. The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and many historical exhibits. The architecture is beautiful, pristine and regal and the city is clean and full of history and a youthful energy.

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This medieval astronomical clock was installed in 1410. Legend has it that the skilled clockmaker Hanuš was blinded by the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work. For revenge, he threw himself into the works, killing himself AND stopping the clock, which then failed to work for many years. How dramatic… he must’ve been really…TICKED off. (Lame but couldn’t resist.)

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After that, we took a paid tour of the spectacular castle area and the gardens around it.

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This tour was also just as fascinating. We finished off the afternoon with an art fix by quickly dashing into Museum Kampa to check out an Andy Warhol pop art exhibition.

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The next day I watched a couple of shows at Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week and after that we took a walk to the colourful iconic Lennon wall and checked out all the romantic love locks at the bridge.

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Love locks are when couples attach a lock to a bridge, fence or gate to symbolize love. Usually their initials are inscribed on the padlock, and the key is thrown away to symbolise an eternal bond. It’s amazing how an inanimate ordinary bridge has been so overwhelmingly crammed with all these emotions, pleas, hopes and dreams – there’s something magical about that particular juxtaposition. All these individual contributions make the whole area seem so human and personal.

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Very nice, but personally I would prefer a Cartier love bracelet ( ! ) (kidding…a little)

Sbhohem Prague!! Now it’s onto Vienna …

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