Karoly Most or the Charles Bridge

Prague – a City Walk

Anthony Bourdain:

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Prague, or Praha as the czechs themselves call it is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is visited by more than 8 mill tourists every year and that is a lot for a city of 1,3 mill people. As one shopkeeper told us: In this town you’re surprised if yo meet any locals. The Scandinavians come here for culture and beer, the brittish come here just to get drunk and the germans come here for sex and cigarettes.

That being said – Prague is a city of stunning beauty.

Karoly Most or the Charles Bridge
Karoly Most or the Charles Bridge

 

Playing Jazz at the Karoly Most
Playing Jazz at the Karoly Most

On one side of the Vltava River is the Old Town (Staré Město), with the Old Town Square at its heart. This is where to go if one wants to pay up to 10 euros for a beer. Whereas if you go to a bar or a café in the backstreets you can easily get ten beers for that amount.

The Old Town Square - the main tourist trap of Prague
The Old Town Square – the main tourist trap of Prague

On the other side of the river is the Lesser Town (Malá Strana), and higher up, the Castle District (Hradčany) which is dominated by Prague Castle.

The Castle of Prague
The Castle of Prague

All attractions to the side, the main thing to do in Prague, as in most other cities, is to stroll the streets stop for a drink and watch people passing by.

 

The Restaurants of Prague are the city's pulse
The Restaurants of Prague are the city’s pulse

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