It has been a while, but I am back. This time it’s a travel diary.
First things first, if you ever want to explore a city- the best way I have discovered is to get a transport pass, hop on to that bus, tram or metro. It will be a little confusing at the start: a new language and places. But you will love it.
1) List of places: That’s my list of places on google maps, feel free to use and share it with your friends: Pulkit’s List
2) Getting around:
I was there for two and half days, so I got myself a 72-hour transport pass which costed me 310 CZK (12.4 EUR), it was valid for the whole of Prague and covers everything: buses, metro & tram. I highly recommend it. You can get it at the main station or from the automated ticketing machines or even inside a tram or bus, and if you want to travel hassle free do take Transferwise card with you. It worked everywhere, I didn’t have to carry an extra currency and I got the best conversion rate.
I stayed at the Old Prague hostel which is right at the city center, it’s very good for the price. A stay for two nights costed me 35 EUR including breakfast.
4) Travelling solo:
Travelling solo is good for the soul, the freedom and the bliss are just rejuvenating, by the way, if you still want to meet up with some folks especially locals, the best and the fastest way is to create a hangout on Couchsurfing, people were really nice and friendly. In 5 minutes, I managed to meet 1 local and 3 internationals, we went out for a dinner and then we were just exploring the city in the night, the view at the Charles bridge is really good at the night, you wouldn’t like to skip that.
I clicked a lot of pictures, I am sharing a few below. The rest you can check it out on Instagram: @pulkitbatra1994
All you need is love (Lennon Wall)
City house (Municipal House)
Prague Castle (Don’t miss the change of guard, which happens right near to the main entrance)
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral
Man hanging out (well, don’t try this out :P)
6) At night:
Prague is really beautiful during the day as well as the night, and this city never sleeps. As usual, avoid dark spaces, I didn’t face any problem pertaining to safety during the night. It was just as good during the day.
Prague at Night (Národní muzeum)
Well, do try out the Czech beer, it’s really good and tastes best with the traditional goulash.
Have fun and enjoy your time in Prague!
Love always <3
“The streets of Prague were a fantasia scarcely touched by the twenty-first century—or the twentieth or nineteenth, for that matter. It was a city of alchemists and dreamers, its medieval cobbles once trod by golems, mystics, invading armies. Tall houses glowed goldenrod and carmine and eggshell blue, embellished with Rococo plasterwork and capped in roofs of uniform red. Baroque cupolas were the soft green of antique copper, and Gothic steeples stood ready to impale fallen angels. The wind carried the memory of magic, revolution, violins, and the cobbled lanes meandered like creeks. Thugs wore Motzart wigs and pushed chamber music on street corners, and marionettes hung in windows, making the whole city seem like a theater with unseen puppeteers crouched behind velvet.”~Laini Taylor