I truly wasn’t planning on making these blog posts about dicks, but when I stumbled across the statue below when I was lost in Prague, I knew it was meant to be.
The two gentlemen are peeing on a map of the Czech Republic and spell out quotes from famous Prague residents. It was an excellent surprise and a good laugh on my first day there.
I spent two and a half days there and honestly spent a lot of time getting caught up on sleep and trying to get my feet under me with a six hour time jump.
Prague is an absolutely beautiful city with lots to see, do, and drink (the beer here was outstanding!).
The hostel I stayed in was about a 20 minute walk from Prague Castle so I spent the majority of my time walking everywhere.
I walked up to the castle and the Charles Bridge both during the day and at night and the views were unbelievable. Walking up to the castle at night and seeing the St. Vitus Cathedral illuminated blew me away.
I also walked up to Petrin Tower (an incredibly steep uphill climb, I would recommend taking the tram up) for the incredible panoramic views of the city. The tower is very much like a smaller Eiffel Tower.
The 299 stairs to the top were rough, especially because I am afraid of heights and a lot of the stairs were not enclosed. Around 3/4 of the way up, there is an open viewing platform while the viewing platform at the top is all enclosed with windows. It was a chilly, windy, day but wow is Prague stunning from above.
(Note the super cute red face after climbing a hill & all those stairs).
After suffering back down the stairs, I stopped to get a snack at the cafe and I ended up meeting two delightful ladies from Ireland who knew Canada and some of the cities at home. Trisha and Eleanor also knew of Loch Lomond and managed to sing The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond to me.
I also adventured to the John Lennon wall which was incredible. Even Prague knows that Saturdays are for the boys which made me felt like I had my Red Zone friends with me across the Atlantic.
Overall, I loved Prague. It was an excellent first choice for my solo adventure because it was safe and I never looked too out of place being on my own. I’m already looking forward to my next trip there!
As I write this, I am on my last day in Warsaw (so what I’m saying is I’m already behind on these blog posts and I’m only just beginning).