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Holiday Travels – Prague

In a similar vein to my last post, Holiday Travels – Krakow, this is really part 2 of that trip, but I thought I would break it up a bit as it was super looong. So, first things first, after our sleeper train journey from Krakow, we arrived bleary eyed in Prague and got a taxi from the main station, Praha hlavní nádraží, to our lovely hotel, Bishop’s House Hotel. This hotel is in a great position, tucked away just behind the Charles Bridge which is a big tourist attraction, but definitely lives up to the hype as it just has the most amazing views of the city (left). We arrived at 7am so luckily for us our room was ready and we had a quick nap before breakfast.

We then went to Kellyxir, which is an alchemy-themed bar that we’ve visited before, next to the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague (haven’t been in but am quite intrigued). The bar is really small but I just love the theme, it’s so well done (right) and there’s a courtyard with benches so plenty of room for drinking. We then went on to a medieval themed tavern called Stredoveka Krcma which, again, we have visited before but just loved it. It’s very dark with lots of candles and does grog, ale, wine and really awesome goulash.

Kellyxir bar Prague
Kellyxir bar, Prague

We had dinner at the Sarah Bernhardt restaurant at Hotel Paris, which we have been to before (notice a theme here?!). Everything about this restaurant is amazing, from the food to the artistic decor and the pianist. Love love love.

Sarah Bernhardt food
Food at the Sarah Bernhardt restaurant, so good!

Our second day in Prague (and technically our last day as we had a day for travelling back to London) focused more on making the most of the beautiful views of Prague from the Petrin Tower (below left). This observation tower was built in 1891 as a mini Eiffel Tower – I think it’s about 318m high which is plenty when you’re walking up to the top of it! The Tower is part of a larger ‘complex’ which has gardens, a really fun mirror maze (I swear we enjoyed those mirrors that make you look really weird way more than the children in there) and lots of other lovely buildings. On our way back to the Old Town area of Prague, we walked past some lovely vineyards and stopped off at the Strahov Monastery for lunch, where they brew their own beer. I had a really yummy goulash with dumplings and the beer was really nice.

We had dinner at the top of the iconic Dancing House building in a lovely restaurant called Ginger and Fred (above right). Again, the views were beautiful and the food was really good. They give you an easel-shaped paper if you want to draw on it and an HB pencil with the cutlery. Luke and I entertained ourselves with some artistic portraits of each other while we waited for our food!

All in all we had a lovely trip and it was great to explore Krakow as a new experience and visit Prague again, which definitely has a special place in my heart.

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