In November, I flew solo over to Prague (Praha in Czech, for those who don't get my title) and met up with my roommate and her two abroad roommates for the weekend! Although my flight got in late on Friday and I had to pretty much get up and leave for the airport Sunday morning, we made the best of the time we had in Prague and it was one of my favorite cities yet. The first city I ever fell in love with in Europe was Krakow, Poland, and the Prague vibes were definitely similar to Krakow.
Friday night, when we got into Prague, we quite literally threw our stuff in our Airbnb and went out. Upon multiple recommendations, we went to Lucerna, a club that has 80's/90's themed nights every Friday. Our friends recommended we get tickets in advance, and I am so glad we did - the line to get in was more like a mob and I cannot imagine all those people got in, nevermind in a reasonable amount of time.
Once we got into Lucerna, it was one of my absolute favorite clubs I have ever been to. I'm not a huuuge club girl (note that I have never written about a club before - that's because usually they are not worth talking about), but the music at Lucerna and the energy of the crowd was so fun. The main room had a stage with a huge screen where the music videos were played, and the classic songs just kept coming. I will admit I did freak out a little when the Friends theme song came on.
Saturday, we started our day off at Bakeshop, a cute little breakfast place/bakery. It had the best selection of quiches I have ever come across. If you know me, you know I love my quiche. I got a classic Lorraine, and ate the entire thing. It was amazing. I wish I could have gone back for another. My picture of the quiche display is not great, but it's worth sharing so you get the full effect.
Next, we hit all the main sights of Prague - Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the John Lennon wall. I don't know why, but I have always been a huge sucker for a good ole town square. They are just so cute and fun. Prague's was amazing, coming in second behind Krakow's. The sun was shining and it was starting to become busy as we arrived.
The Charles Bridge was quite a sight to see. The statues on the pillars throughout the bridge were incredible, and the whole bridge was bustling with vendors and live music. We took our time strolling across.
Once we were across, we headed to the John Lennon wall. This outdoor wall is a little tribute to John Lennon and is absolutely covered with art. Anyone can add to the wall, but the main, more professional paintings on the wall are definitely the focal points and many include Beatles lyrics or references to Lennon's life. The wall was much smaller than I was expecting, but nonetheless breathtaking. There was a man playing music, which just added to the magic of the wall. Out of all the tributes you can create for someone - a statue, a bench, a building, a street, a gravestone even - I think a wall filled with paintings, an open canvas for anyone to add to, is the most beautiful tribute.
I have seen a lot of castles in my time abroad. Almost every city has a famous castle or similar landmark, including Dublin. However, the Prague Castle is truly astonishing. It is so damn big. As we walked around it, I felt like the building just kept going. The Cathedral within the Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, was beautiful. Like I have said before, I love a good church and this one did not disappoint. Except I could not properly light my usual candle because the candles they had for visitors to light were FAKE! They were the little battery-operated ones, which I have never seen in a cathedral. I was a bit disappointed but lit one regardless because the meaning is still there.
After our sightseeing, it was time for a snack break, and this was no ordinary snack. We got the famous Prague Trdelniks, which is basically a donut cone with ice cream in it. We got them at a cute little place that roasted the donut cones right there in front of you, then you pick what you want inside. Common choices are ice cream, fruit and whipped cream, chocolate, or more savory options like mac and cheese. If I had been able to get two, I definitely would have tried the mac and cheese cone. However, my traditional ice cream cone was more than enough. It was amazing, obviously.
Later that day, we visited the Gallery of Art in the Old Town Square, which features an Andy Warhol exhibit. I am a big Andy Warhol fan and this exhibit was so fun. It featured the story of how and why Andy changed his last name from Warhola to Warhol, which I did not know about.
That night, we went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant, Las Adelitas. Totally unrelated to Prague, I know, but who doesn't love Mexican food - plus, we heard this place was amazing. And, seriously, it was. It was some of the best Mexican food I have had in awhile - we got guac and margaritas, and I got enchiladas for my meal. The margaritas were my favorite. I don't usually pick tequila for a drink, but this might have changed my mind! They were so fresh and so yummy. Who would have thought some of the best Mexican food I have had would be in Prague?
Two weeks from today, I will already be back HOME in Boston! It's a bit hard to believe, but this semester has flown by. But first, tomorrow I am heading to Amsterdam for the weekend! Stay tuned for deets about my trips to London and Amsterdam coming soon xx
Just living, learning + loving and writing some of it down along the way. Senior + Director of Panhellenic Recruitment at Elon University in North Carolina. Currently interning + curating social for some badass clients at SFW in Greensboro, NC. Yogi, sightseer, shopaholic, foodie, writer.
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