The Prague City Guide

Location: Prague, Czech Republic 
We recently took our first city break and first adventure of 2018!

With little time available for a trip we took a short city break to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Less than a 2 hour flight from London, the city is perfect for an adventure filled break. 

Prague is a perfect city for those seeking beautiful cityscapes, mouth-watering foods and unique landmarks. This inexpensive city is a perfect place to visit if you have little time but lots of wanderlust. Whether you are looking to stay for a short city break or even a little longer, the city is bursting with lots to see, do and explore. With easy transport, friendly locals and affordable prices, Prague is very easy to see in a short amount of time. 

Prague is nicknamed 'the city of a hundred spires' due to its famous Old Town Square which is the heart of the historic city. Filled with colourful buildings, stunning churches, astonishing historical landmarks such as Charles bridge and the astronomical clock, Prague is home to history and culture. 

Come and explore with us . . . 
How to get to Prague . . . 

Flying from London to Prague is super easy and quick. With a flight time of only 1 hour 40, you will be in a new country in no time. 

With 97 flights a week from London airports, using 6 different airlines you will be able to find flights to suite your dates and times needed. All you need to decide is when you can go and how long you can stay for!

Flight prices vary depending on the day you are flying and which times you wish to fly. If you are able to be more flexible about days and times then you may be able to get a better deal. Prices can range from £15 each way to over £100 each way. 

London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Southend airports each have flights to and from Prague daily. However Luton airport do not currently have flights on Thursdays to Prague and London City airport do not currently have flights on Saturdays. Although with each London airport having regular flights to the city it doesn't matter which airport you will be flying from.

Getting to the city . . .

Bus: If you are using public transport then the bus is the easiest and most straight-forward option. When you walk out of the terminal building you will need to cross the road where you will see lots of bus stops.

However be aware that only the airport express bus goes to the centre of the city and the other buses are only for the local areas.

You will find the airport express bus all the way at the end on the right, it is the bus stop on its own. Tickets for the bus can be brought from the driver for 60 Czech each for a single journey. This journey will take approximately 30 minutes where it will drop you in the centre of the city at the train station. This is the only stop for the bus.

Train: Unfortunately there is not a train or metro located at the airport. However if you are using the airport express bus to get to the centre then you can hop on the metro to get closer to your destination. The airport express bus has only the one stop in the centre of the city at the train/metro station.

Car rental: You are able to rent a car direct from the airport upon arrival. The airport offers rentals from all large car rental companies - including, Avis car rental, Hertz, Sixt and Europcar. These rental offices can be found at parking C where you are able to either pick up your car you have already booked or book a car for your visit. However bare in mind that if you have not pre-booked  car then you will most likely have to pay a higher price for rental.

Taxi: Prague airport no longer have taxi bays outside the airport. However you can still get a taxi into the centre but you will need to book it at a taxi desk inside the airport. This will make sure that you book a taxi from a reliable company with either a fixed cost or an accurate and trusting meter service.

You will find taxi stands at terminal 1 exit D and terminal 2 exit E. The journey into the centre will take approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic and cost around 600-700 Czech.


What sights should you see?

Being quite an old city, Prague has lots of historical buildings, alongside lots of new sights to see. Whether you are visiting with friends, alone or with a partner you will be sure to find something perfect to see and do.

Dancing house: This is the unique curved building we have photographed at the top of the post. The building stands out from the rest due to it being the only different building which is located next to the river besides the usual historical buildings of the city. The building, which was constructed in 1996 was inspired by 'Fred and Ginger' who are a legendary dance duo, this is where the dancing house name originated from. The top floor or the building is the only part open to the public as a restaurant. 

John Lennon wall: The John Lennon wall is a wall within the centre of the city which has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and the Beatles lyrics. This wall was originally a normal wall until 1980, when it started to be filled with bright coloured graffiti in honour of the singer. The wall has previously been painted over to cover the graffiti, however will always again be covered with more graffiti. Now days the wall remains full of graffiti.

Charles Bridge: This may be the most famous and most well known sight within the city. The bridge was constructed by the 15th century to cross the river and join the city. 500 meters long, the bridge is a popular with tourists, locals and buskers. The bridge has been a pedestrian only bridge since the end of world war two. Along the bridge you will come across the famous figure St John of Nepomuk, which is located within the middle of the bridge. This monument has a bronze plaque on it which is said to be lucky if rubbed and will ensure your return to Prague one day.

Viewing spot for Charles Bridge: Although walking along the bridge itself is spectacular, the bridge can look even more amazing from a distance. On the west side of the river off of 'Cihelna' road you will find yourself next to the water surrounded by swans with the best view of the bridge.

Lesser Town Bridge Tower: At both ends of Charles Bridge you will notice towers. Both these towers are open to the public for amazing views of the bridge. We went up the Lesser Town Tower which is on the west side of the river (the castle side). For 100 Czech we was able to climb the 43.5 meter tower to the top, where you come out to 360 degree views of the city. Although the views at the top are rewarding, the climb can be daunting and the stairs rather steep. However each floor you climb will bring you closer to that view.

Tip: If you are climbing to the top of either Charles Bridge tower during the winter, wrap up warm. If you think it is cold on the street it is even colder higher up.

Prague Castle: For more amazing views of Prague the castle is perfect. Located upon a hill, make sure you are prepared for a climb. At the top of the hill you will be welcomed by views across the orange rooftops of Prague and the historical castle at the top. The grounds of the castle are free to explore from 6am-11pm and sights and tours are available. The castle is in the Guinness world records as the biggest castle in the world, with a total area bigger the 7 football pitches.

Astronomical clock: The astronomical clock, which is located within the Old Town Square is a famous sight within the city. Made up of a variety of representations the clock has an hourly display/show. This is on the hour, every hour. However from spring 2017 till summer 2018 the clock is under renovations.


Places to eat . . .

Pernikovy Panacek: If you are a lover of gingerbread then you must visit Prague. Prague is home to the gingerbread museum as well as lots of gingerbread shops and cafes. This little shop that we visited is on the way to the river side where you see the view of Charles bridge alongside the swans. The shop is home to the most amazing gingerbread in every shape you can imagine. This is the gingerbread pictured below.

Bakery Krusta: Looking for some lunch? Bakery Krusta is the little café located next to Charles Bridge on the west side. Here you can get the traditional Trdelnik. Whether you want a savour one filled with mozzarella and tomato or a sweet one filled with ice cream. You will find lots of little shops and cafes in the main areas selling Trdelnik.

Prague is home to lots of amazing food places, we would love to hear your recommendations below!


Where to stay . . .

Due to not great transport from the airport to the centre we would advise staying only in the immediate centre of the city.

Although Prague has a total of 10 districts when choosing the area of your hotel we would recommend 'Stare Mesto, Mala Strana, Josefov, Nove Mesto'. This is the centre of the city where you will find all the main sights and attractions. Due to the size of the district all the attractions are within walking distance.

This area is also where you can get the airport express bus to (the central station).

We would recommend looking for accommodation on booking.com and airbnb.co.uk


Have you ever been to Prague? Do you have any other recommendations? 

Love Chloe and Megan

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Prague's Most Instagramable Locations

LOCATION: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
In the last few years instagram has grown so much and become one of the most popular social medias. With this comes the pressure to have an amazing feed whether it be full with travel photos; food photos or daily life. Everyone is desperate to make their travel photos stand out and make you just a little bit wanderlust.

On our recent trip to Prague we faced the same struggles of finding some great places to take our photos. We had done a little bit of research before our visit but there just wasn't much information out there for what we where looking for. So our logical thought was to make this guide for you so you don't have to face the same struggles and we hope you enjoy all of the locations that we found. 

Charles Bridge
This has to be the most famous part of Prague. The Charles Bridge is located right in the centre of Prague and stretches across the width of the river and is flooded with tourists all year round. 
There are multiple locations along the bridge where you will be able to get a great picture opportunity. We found that if you wish to have your photo taken at the side where theres a gap people will patiently wait or walk around you. The centre of the bridge is also a popular photo spot and we where lucky enough to get have this moment where the crowds where a little thinner. 

Top tip: Visit as early as possible to avoid the crowds and guided tours.

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Panoramic observation deck (Charles bridge tower)
Before visiting Prague we had seen pictures of people just like this and we where desperate to find this spot. This has to be the most beautiful view of the bridge and it was like a hidden gem it was so quiet. At the top it is very open and windy so be sure to wrap up warm. 

This is the opposite end to the old town bridge tower and there is a little archway door as you come to the end of the bridge, very easily missed. It costs 100 Czech and make sure you' re wearing comfortable shoes as there are a lot of steep stairs to climb inside before reaching the top.

Prague streets
We don't have an exact location but as we explored this beautiful city we came across so many streets full of colourful buildings and pretty architecture. Above if just one of the ones we found and fell in love with. This is a totally personal preference of where you choose to pose and one of the great parts about exploring somewhere new. 

Pernikovy Panacek
Gingerbread shop
 Whilst exploring we came across the cutest gingerbread shop we have ever seen. The whole outside was baby pink and inside there was a selection of every gingerbread you can think of. We've added this to our favourite Instagram spots as the walls outside where the perfect background to get that quick snap of your purchase before eating it. 

Charles Bridge viewpoint 
To get them snaps of the bridge that are a little bit different why not try heading to the Charles bridge viewpoint. We found this location while looking on our phone map and it was such a great view of the bridge. There where a few people about but nothing like the crowds on the bridge. 
We where able to get all the shots we wanted really easily and if you have any spare bread you can also feed the swans while your there. 

Castle view point & Government building
Want a view over the whole city? Look no further than the castle view point where you can see everything including the Charles bridge. To reach the top you have to climb quite a few stairs so make sure your prepared with comfortable shoes and a drink. 
At the top as well as enjoying the views you can have your photo taken in front of the government building which is quite impressive also. 

We hope this guide has been helpful and we look forward to seeing all of your beautiful photos. 
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Love Chloe and Megan

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What to Pack for a City Break

City breaks have to be one of the most fun, yet tiring things to do! Of course you get to see the best snapshot of a country and do lots of fun things, but due to it being a shorter break than a holiday it can be more tiring. There is no time to relax when there is so much to see and do on your adventure. We find city breaks perfect to explore a new city/country when we don't have too much time available. Also by not being there as long you have to make sure that you do all of the best and most fun things during the time you have. This little break is the perfect thing for those who have plenty of wanderlust but not so much time!

To keep things simple and give you as much time as possible to explore your city break we have come up with the ultimate packing guide to ensure you have the best time with everything you could possibly need . . . 
Toiletries - If you are only visiting a place for a couple of days then you may not have much luggage. This means that you may only be able to take toiletries which fit in your hand luggage. This means only a certain amount and only 100ml biggest. You will have to make sure you pick up travel minis and prioritise what liquid make up is most important. However if you do have too many items remember that you can always pick up toiletries away but may not be able to pick up favourite make up.
Guide book - If this is your first time visiting the destination then chances are you don't know your way around yet. Also being on a city break means you won't have lots of time to learn your way round. A guide book is perfect with its little map and suggestions of sights to see and things to do. Whether you are getting a guide book full of everything or just a map which points out the main attractions, it will be perfect to assist you with your adventure. Additionally if you are visiting a large city you can plan your city break on the map already. If every sight is spread then you want to plan a route where you see everything without going back on yourself. 

Journal - This isn't something that everyone will take or want to take. We take a journal away with us so we can write about our day of adventures. Although a photograph does capture a lot and remind you of many things a journal would be filled with your travel thoughts and feelings. We would write this everyday to ensure we don't forget anything that we have done. Then in the future you can look back and be reminded of the great day you had. 
Comfy shoes - If you are going on a city break, or to a city at all you will need comfy shoes. Chances are if you are not their long you will still want to see everything, even if it means walking lots more in one day than you would normally. Big cities also often seem to have their sights spread around. This means lots of walking and being on your feet for a while. If you don't have comfy shoes to do this then you will have sore tired feet fast! Additionally because it is a city break chances are you won't have much luggage and may not be able to fit another pair of shoes in. This means the one pair you take will be the shoes you wear for the entire trip.  

Camera - This may be the most important item to pack. Although travel memories are great, you can't always remember everything! With a camera on you at all times you will be able to capture all the amazing sights and memories. Of course we take a camera as well to share our travel photos on posts. When visiting new places you may tend to forget where you have seen certain sights and landmarks. By having so many photos it is easy to look back and remember where everything is. If you don't have a camera to pack you can always use your phone. We like to take a normal camera, a go-pro for any close up shots or water shots and a phone for updating our instagram story while away.  

Chargers - If you are taking cameras or laptops or phones away then chances are you will need to charge them. If you take lots of photos like us you will want to have chargers on you so you can always make sure that you can take all the photos you wish. 
Clothes - This is of course an obvious essential when you are going away. But if you are going on a city break for only a few days what do you bring and how much do you bring? We decide this by constantly checking the weather a week before we go. This way you will see what the weather has been like and have a rough idea of what it will be like. If you are still unsure try and pack a little of everything. For example make sure you have a jacket, but also have a lighter top in case the weather gets nice. Pack an extra pair of socks and underwear as well. By covering every scenario you will be prepared for anything!

We would love to know what else you make sure to pack for a city break! 

Love Chloe and Megan


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2018 Travel Bucket List


This is our bucket list for 2018. It's basically a long list of places that we wish to visit for a variety of reason from hiking the Fjords in Norway to gambling on the Las Vegas strip. We still have so many AMAZING trips we want to take and just thought we would give you a little insight. Also we have hinted at some of the places that we already have booked this year!
1. Prague, Czech Republic

This has been on our list for a while now with all of the amazing aritechture and the famous Charles bridge. We have enjoyed seeing a lot of Europe capitals over the last year and couldn't miss this one out! We have a winter trip booked so check back to see what we get up to. 

2. Las Vegas, USA

Don't be fooled by this being second place on our bucket list; it's only because we have a trip to Prague planned first. We have already booked to visit Vegas next month though and are overwhelmed with excitement to see the city that never sleeps! A few things we are excited about are the Bellagio fountains (as well as everything else along the strip!) And a road trip we are planning, to see the Grand Canyon and Hoover dam.

3. Fjords, Norway

Something a little bit different for us. We want to be more adventurous this year and this is just the trip we are looking for. Pulpit rock is high up on our list and we hope to be able to hike it this year and take in the breath taking views of the Fjords. 

4. Athens, Greece

We do like to often visit the capitals of countries where theres a lot going on and lots to see and do. Every place in Greece whether it be mainland or island appeals to us but Athens just that little bit more. The luxury of greek culture and ancient temples while only being less then an hour away from the coast. This just seems like such an exciting place for us to plan a trip to this year. 

5. Marrakech, Morocco

Adding in this african country as somewhere a little bit different. We want to be experiencing different cultures and seeing how different other parts of the world are. Also an added extra if we can go the dessert and ride camels! 

6. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Its got to have made the list for the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa). Every photo we've seen of Dubai looks incredible with the amazing architecture and the variety of adventures available like hot air ballooning, exploring the Arabian dessert and riding a waterslide through a shark tank. 

7. Stockholm, Sweden 

Another Scandinavian country to add to our list. This place looks like the cutest winter city break and it's only a 2.25 Hr flight from London. We can't believe we haven't been already! 

8. Moscow, Russia

This is the second year that Moscow is on our bucket list and it will probably stay there until we go. We do really want to visit this city were just waiting for the right time! This year we do know the world cup is here so were not sure that we will plan a visit but can't wait till we do. 

9. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of them countries that has it all. The city, beach and jungle. We have added this place to our list as we think this would be the ultimate place to spend a few weeks travelling around the seeing the real culture and scenery of such a beautiful country. Who knows 2018 might be the year we visit.

10. Lisbon, Portugal 

We don't know why we have never been to Portugal! This country looks so pretty and it has some amazing weather. We are going to be looking to get some flights here hopefully in the summer to explore the city of Lisbon and see the "25 de abril bridge". 

We hope you have enjoyed reading our 2018 bucket list and look forward to sharing our future travels with you!

Love Chloe and Megan

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