SUNDAY TRAVEL ADVENTURES – "Czech Republic Adventures" Part 2
Czech Republic Adventure
“Prague a beautiful city untouched by time”
Some of you know that I went to the Czech Republic this past summer. I promised to blog about my adventures but time has just got away from me. I previously wrote a Czech Republic – Introduction but was too swamped later in the year to write more. So I thought I’d just feature some of my Czech Adventures in the next few Sunday Travel Adventures. So if you are interested in the Czech Republic and Prague, read on and stay tuned!
My time in the Czech Republic was much too short. I only spent a week and would have loved to stay longer. I loved the countryside, the city and the food. It was just as beautiful and fascinating as I had always read.
“Old Town Square” – Day 1
I missed the food as soon as I got on the plane home. All the random strange goulash that they dress over different food is just yummy. I also loved their fresh deliciously healthy breakfasts.
I arrived in Prague alone and was set to meet my mother-in-law at the hotel later that day. Her flight was delayed so my first day in Prague was going to be solo. In route, I quickly email a friend I had meet online through Rick Steve’s helpline forum. This is a great resource of friendly travelers to help you out when planning any adventure throughout the world. If you don’t read Rick Steve’s travel guides, I highly recommend them for any destination. I am a faithful Rick Steve’s reader and love his vision of budget travel that connects you with the culture. I love to get into the culture, meet the people and not be on a tour bus removed from the interaction with the locals. That is why you’ll always find me and my family on public transportation. (You can check out his books at my travel store here or look for him at your local book store)
So my online friend who lived in Prague, happily responded to my email that she would love to spend the day with me. I was delighted. So I checked into the Prague Park Inn which I booked with Club Carlson points. “Park Inn, Prague”
The Prague Park Inn is a great hotel in a superb location with great access to public transportation. It is only 2 blocks from the nearest tram. If you are looking to use Club Carlson points, this location is less points than the other location near Old Town Prague and you aren’t but a 5 minute tram ride to the Charles Bridge and main Old Town sites. This property is only 28,000 points or 5,000 points + cash (Kč1,290.00 CZK which equals $66.49). The other Club Carlson property in Prague, the Radisson Blue Alcron Hotel Prague is 44,000 or 10,000 points + cash (€65.40 EUR = 86.84). From the Park Inn Prague, you can also easily walk along the riverside to the Charles Bridge, which is a beautiful romantic walk at night. It takes about 10 – 15 minutes from the Park Inn Prague depending upon how fast you walk. There are also bars along the river you can stop at for a drink or a bite to eat. Walks along the river are simply one of the most enjoyable parts of the night life in Prague in my opinion. This is a must during your stay. The picture doesn’t even do it justice. It’s simply magical! Everything you’ve read and more!
“View of the Prague Castle from across the Vltava River”
So my first day I was very blessed to spend with a very sweet local American living in Prague named Jennifer. Jennifer took me around with her doing some errands: walked a friends dog, picked up some fruit at the farmers market and strolled in a beautiful park along the Charles River. Just a normal day for her in this beautiful city she now calls home. She had always dreamed of living abroad and now she was, in one of the most beautiful European cities. Her husband had recently got a job working in Prague.
“Walk around the Vysehrad National Monument”
Prague is an extremely easy city to walk around. You can see most of all the major sites just walking around in a day. The tram & subway is very convenient too but sometimes it is nice to just walk if you have the time.
“View looking over the Vltava River”
Jennifer took me and the doggie on a beautiful walk around the Vysehrad National Monument which overlooks the Vltava River. It was like a huge beautifully maintained park with pathways going in all directions. This was my first view of the city. You can really see in all directions; the river, the castle, the old town area. It’s worth the very short 5 minute walk to the top for sure. Great picture taking opportunities and few tourists. If you’re looking for a romantic picnic spot or overlook this would be your spot.
Prague is a beautiful city untouched by time and there is so much to say. Stay tuned next week for more from my time there. If you’d like to see more pictures, I’ve posted all my photos on my Miles Momma Adventures site. Enjoy and feel free to ask me any questions. I’d love to help you in planning your Czech Republic trip.
“View from the Charles Bridge”
“River cruises constantly go up and down the Vltava River”
“Walking over the Charles Bridge towards the Prague Castle”
ABOUT THE WRITER
Today’s feature is written by Faith Case. Faith is the owner of the Miles Momma site. Faith is a stay-at-home Momma who has a passion for traveling and exploring the world. She loves learning about other people; their cultures, lifestyles, surroundings and what makes them unique. To finance her passion to explore the world, she has learned ways to earn large amounts of miles & points all without actually traveling. Over the years, her passion to travel motivated her to become a serious mile and point collector. The miles and points she collects affords her family the ability to travel the world. Learn more about Faith Case, aka Miles Momma here
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