This is my sixth time visiting the capital of Bohemia and will by far be my longest stay. It’s weird when you know you’re going to be here for a while because you think more like a local than a tourist. I have been sampling local little restaurants and bars, walking the streets to really get to know all the nooks and crannies as opposed to waltzing around taking a million pictures and doing all the touristy stuff. After a few days here, this is what I have confirmed in my own mind: Prague is the best preserved and most beautiful city in Europe in terms of architecture and buildings; Prague by night is as good as anywhere on Earth in terms of aesthetic value; the food is very good and very heavy; and the beer is the best in the world and I don’t even think it’s comparable.
The cobblestone streets of Prague are like a maze and the little short cuts are everywhere with dead ends around the other corner. It will take the entire time I am here to really know the streets even just in the area where I am living, which is Prague 1, right off the old town square. A pretty sweet location and right in the heart of everything. I am fortunate to be sharing a flat with 4 good friends and our flat is very large with the only problem being there is only one bathroom, but nothings perfect I suppose.
The weather in Prague has been typical of Central Europe and Bohemia in general for this time of year. It snows regularly then stops and is sunny then repeats the same cycle with some rain and clouds sprinkled in between. It is also bitterly cold here, even in late March. It may not get warm the entire time I am here.
Anyway, I’ll be doing weekend trips over the next month around Central Europe and hopefully get to a beach at some point. So keep checking in and thanks for all the emails by the way and I apologize if I have been slow in responding but I have been busy and was on the road for a while.