New city. New country. First sister trip and we hit the ground running! Welcome to the first in my three part Prague travel diary.
Straight from Prague’s airport, we jumped in an Uber to join Praha Bike on an adventure around the city. After having a great experience cycling around Berlin with Fat Tire Tours, I was definitely excited to cycle around Prague and to share this experience with my sister.
We arrived nice and early and were able to store our bags at the Praha Bike store. The tour we were invited to experience was the Prague Classic City Bike Tour, which took us on a two and a half hour adventure around Prague. We learnt the history of Prague, venturing in and out of both the Old Town and New Town. Both my sister and I enjoyed the tour and all the cycling definitely helped us work up an appetite as well as need a nap. To learn more about my experience of the Prague Classic City Bike Tour, check out my previous post.
After our bike tour with Praha Bike, we trotted off to Hotel Duo, where we dropped our bags and had a little nap. As we didn’t want to waste our evening, we decided to have a little wander around the Old Town Square. The Old Town Square is the tourist hub of Prague. Lots of people snapping photos, restaurants, shops, cafes and the lovely Astronomical Clock.
The Astronomical Clock is a medieval tour clock, which parades the twelve Apostles when the clock strikes ever hour. We managed to get there just in time and capture the little show on camera (along with the other 100s of people who also came to watch – haha).
When I Googled ‘What to eat in Prague’, something that came up was Trdelnik. Trdelnik is rolled and grilled dough that is covered in sugar. You can also find it filled with ice cream or covered with chocolate. I always ensure to try local delicacies when travelling, so I was without shadow of a doubt going to make sure I did the same in Prague. However, it turns out that Trdelnik is not actually Czech – haha! Either way, it is quite tasty. I liked it but my sister loved it!
Whenever I travel, I always want to have an authentic local dinner. However, due to time, location and weather, we opted in to find food in the local shopping centre. There was McDonald’s, an Asian food restaurant and Vapiano. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know what I would opt in for.
VAPIANOOOOO! I did also ask my sister what she wanted as well, so we got pasta and a margarita pizza and retreated back to the hotel.
So here it is. Part one of my Prague travel diary. Look out for part two and three coming later this week.