Praha, Česká Republika
Lonely Planet describes Prague as equal to Paris in terms of beauty. As one of the most popular places in Europe, this town still carries the magical charm dating back centuries ago. Cobblestoned streets may lead you to Old Town Square, Charles Bridge or even the Castle.
After a rainy first day in Prague, we woke up really early to get good photos of Old Town square and Charles Bridge – no photos of heads and cameras and less people in the background. The day was again overcast but we were determined to make the most of visit. And so it seemed that we had our luck this time around when we found the places we specifically haven’t been looking for but was on our checklist.
First was the Petřín funicular, where it took us to the top of hill. After walking around the gardens and 299 steps to the top, we finally reached Prague’s version of Eiffel, the Petřín lookout tower.
On our way back, we stopped grab lunch from a local place and tried out one of Prague’s beer. Not really a beer drinker so I couldn’t tell if it’s a good one or how it compares to American or Peruvian beer I’ve had.
Back to the town square and after some souvenir shopping in one of the open street markets, we ended up on Wenceslas Square. The ‘New Town’ Prague is more of a boulevard than a square, where should I say, contemporary shops are here.
Prague is indeed a beautiful city. Even more beautiful after the rain.