Czech-ing Out Prague

We said our Goodbyes to our wonderful floating “home” along the Danube River on the early hours of debarkation day. The very helpful staff of Amawaterways hailed a taxi for us to take us to our bus stop. We booked our bus ride to Prague with Flixbus. It was a pleasant 4-hour bus ride. I ate the last of my Elisenlebkuchen on the way to Prague.

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market
Last selfie at AmaSerena’s Lounge
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market Elisenlebkuchen
Nom nom nom

We arranged for a driver to pick us up at the bus station. We used our AirBnB contact to find us a driver. After dropping us off at our AirBnB, he set off to pick up our travel mates, my cousin, Issa and Kevin. Our apartment was at a busy tourist area so there was a lot going on all the time. Location was perfect though because everywhere we wanted go was within walking distance.

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market
Karlova Street in Prague at 4 AM

We were in Prague for about a day and a half. On our first afternoon, we had early dinner at Restaurace Mincovna right by the Old Town Square Christmas Market. Service was a bit slow but food was filling. Once we were done with dinner, we set out to walk around the market. It was really cold during our time in Prague. The nights were misty, making it more magical and mysterious.

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Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market Astronomical Clock
The Astronomical Clock at Old Town Prague
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market
The sparkling Christmas tree in the middle of the Christmas Market at Old Town Prague

For breakfast the next day, we went to Cafe Louvre. We had our fill of eggs and hot chocolate before we set out towards The Prague Castle Complex. We purchased a ticket package at  the complex that allowed us to see multiple sites like the cathedral, the palace and many more.

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market Cafe Louvre
Rich Hot Chocolate from Cafe Louvre
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market Prague Castle
Steps leading to the Prague Castle Complex
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market St. Vitus Cathedral
The Facade of St. Vitus Cathedral with Issa and Kevin
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market Prague Castle Complex
Knock knock knockin’ on Heaven’s door
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market St. Vitus Cathedral
The magnificent interior of St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market Prague Castle

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market Prague Castle
Christmas Market inside the castle walls

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market

On the way to the complex we crossed Karluv Most or Charles Bridge. It looks totally different. During the day, it is very lively with vendors along the way. At night, it looks hauntingly beautiful surrounded by light from its lamp posts and mist. I can only imagine how it is during the early hours of the morning.

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market
Had to find a spot with less people. Charles Bridge during the day!
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market
Charles Bridge at night!

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market

Dinner on our last night was at MeetBurger because apparently we were missing “American” food. Afterwards, we strolled towards the Christmas Market at Old Town Prague for some market goodies. We really can’t miss having sausages, crepes and chimney bread!

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market  MeetBurger
Cheers!
Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market
They did not have Kindercrepes. So, nutella it is!

Prague Czech Republic Christmas Market  Old Town

It was a lovely two days at Prague. We did miss the ease of touring with a tour guide. But Prague was wonderful and easily navigable as long as we armed with Google Maps. The buildings were all pretty. And the cold weather made it even more romantic and magical.

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