Some people get the impression that Prague and Czech Republic are two different entities. I used to think so until the birth of more stable internet in the Philippines– and lo and behold!
It’s weird but I found Prague a more romantic city than Paris. There is something about the colors, structures, cobblestones, flora, and people that seemed to piece together a feeling that you just want to hold hands with the one you love as you explore the city.
Before we get any further…
Some Tips on Visiting the Czech Republic (with a focus on Prague):
- It’s best to stay in the city center if you like the nightlife (e.g. Hotel City Centre); however if you take comfort in a more quiet environment where you have to take one 5-minute tram ride to the center, staying in the semi-suburbs is also an option (e.g. Hotel Ibis Praha Mala Strana).
- Free walking tours organized by volunteers are also highly recommended. You can check out Sandeman’s New Prague Tours, Discover Prague Tours, and Prague Extravaganza. Please do not forget to show your appreciation as these volunteers only thrive on tips. I cringe at the thought of travelers acting all Prima Donna and giving 1 Euro tips. Seriously, it happens!
- Download the Métro app for finding the best subway and train routes; and the Prague Minos Guide app for must-see guides. Both are available for free.
- Why I want to go back: Czech Republic is one of the few European countries that offer aptly-priced food and accommodation options. Such a romantic city, too. No wonder why many people choose to do their prenuptial shoots and weddings here.
- As with any country in the world: do not quickly assume. Make sense of the why behind the what first and while you’re at it, get lost and find yourself. Happy travels! 🙂
P.S. The keys to sustainable travels are universal: take public transportation | stay in accommodations where cooking is allowed (private or shared, it doesn’t matter) | walk as much as you can | wake up early | stay away from guidebooks | immerse yourself in local language, culture and history | visit local cafés | know that the possibilities are endless | listen to your gut ❤