Czeching Out Prague

Prague is a city straight out of a Disney theme park. Everything from the buildings, to the streets, to the people was exactly what’d you’d picture when you think of old Europe and I loved it. I went on the trip with my friend from school, Naomi, and her two roommates in Copenhagen, Alina and Noor.

Day 1: We arrived in Prague late Friday night and immediately made our way to the hostel. I knew I was tired because even the busy downtown streets weren’t enough to keep me from going to sleep early that night. It was probably for the best that we stayed in and got some rest because we spent the entire next day hitting every Prague attraction.

Day 2: We started with breakfast at Monk Cafe where I got one of the best egg benedicts I’ve ever had. We then made our way to our first stop of the day which was Charles Bridge. The bridge looked like something straight out of Harry Potter with a massive arch entrance and gold statues everywhere. The other side of the bridge was home to the Prague Castle and Lennon Wall so those were our next stops.

It was definitely a great leg workout getting up to Prague Castle, but totally worth it. Once at the top of the massive hill, we had amazing views of the city which made for some great pictures. After walking around the Castle grounds for a while, we made our way back down the hill to see the Lennon Wall.

Lennon Wall was better than I had expected. I was expecting to see the mural and take a few pictures, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that the area had been turned into a peace protest for Ukraine. The Wall was lined with poems written about peace, sympathy, and support.

After the Lennon Wall, it was time for the Medieval dinner we had signed up for days in advance. I’m not quite sure what I expected, but I can definitely say it was an experience. We had a three course meal in what looked like the cellar of a castle, and watched women dance to the music of bagpipes. I can genuinely say that was a once in a lifetime experience so I’m glad we made the choice to spend our last night in Prague at the Medieval dinner.

Day 3: Our last day started with another brunch, of course. After eating, we headed to the Jewish quarter to explore the old Synagogues and museums. We toured some of the oldest Synagogues, walked through an old Jewish cemetery, read all about life as a Jew in Prague. Being Jewish myself made the experience all the more special.

Before long it was time to head to the airport and back to Copenhagen. We grabbed our bags from the hostel, ordered an Uber, and before I knew it I was on a plane home. This trip was so special because it was a perfect mix of fun, food, and going out, yet also connected me to historical places I had only heard about. I know a weekend is never long enough, but I really feel like I got the most out of my time in Prague.

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