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Prague I

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Hey. As a Slovak girl Prague was always just around the corner for me. I’ve been there many times as a kid but it was just for the airport so I don’t count that as a proper visit.  My very first trip to Prague was 6 years ago with my two best friends. We went to see our favourite band Paramore perform concern at Prague’s Lucerna hall. It was just as incredible as it sounds and we spend lovely 3 days exploring Prague.

But now let me share with you my one day in Prague from just 2 years ago. As you might know by now I study at Charles university which normally seats in Prague directly.But not mime. My faculty of Pharmacy is seat in Hradec Kralove – much smaller city about 100 km north from Prague. It takes around 1,5 hours for me to get to Prague by train. On the first photo you can see me and my 2 close friends – one of them just recently moved to Prague for job and the other one lives and works in Bratislava Slovakia. You might recognise her as my New years eve in Paris buddy and my old high school roommate. She never been to Prague before so we organized small tourist trip for her.

This article is named “Prague 1” as this is just the first experience story from Prague I’ll be sharing with you as I’ve got many other prague trips to talk about.

As it was held in May the weather was just incredible and allowed us to take many beautiful photos I’ll be sharing with you.

I met with my friends at Prague’s train station as my train was bit late, and from there we took metro to Prague’s caste stop called Hradcanska. We went off and took short walk uphill and shot some cool photos on our way. As it was May, cherries were blooming and everything looked very romantic. We embraced the opportunity and took some beautiful and my all time favourite shots I have with this girls. We got in long line of tourists to St. Vitus Cathedral and took quick look around inside. From there it was just a step to Pragues caste and Starbucks coffee. Pragues castle offers change of Guard ceremony everyday at full hour,but as a typical white girls we are, we got stuck in Starbucks taking photos, so we missed it. But this Starbucks has spectacular view over the Prague and the photos we took were really worth it.

 

At castle square you can find many people dressed up in funny, original costumes and you can take photos with them in exchange for some small amount of money. My friend, as it was her first time, went to take a photo with one group of kings clowns and got cape, crown, scepter and I can’t even remember what else for photo. She even danced with the “clown” person and it was hilarious:

 

From there we went to Charles bridge. There is aways something or someone interesting to see  – from artists to musicians. My friend rubbed golden stars for good luck and wish come true. With the great background and sunlight we took another bunch of selfies.

 

From there we wandered through Prague’s streets till we get to our next stop – Museum of wax figurines Grevin. We bought tickets for around 10 euros, but I, as a student with ISIC card had a discount, so I paid just 8e.

This wax museum is not as big as the ones I visited before in Washington or London, but it has great variety of figurines. At that time they had special witch theme and many attractions inside were related to this topic. We even got fortune-teller to read from our palms ! To be fair she didn’t tell me anything specific but it was still very interesting experience. We took many pictures and had great time in there:

 

Later on we took a walk through Wenceslas Square and stopped at shopping centre Palladium for dinner. As the day was ending me and my old roommate went to train station and we took train to my “home” town Hradec Kralove and we spend another day there.

I love Prague very much and I’ve been there many times after this. I’ll be sharing my other experiences in other articles.

Thank you for your attention

xo Natalia

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