Postcards – Czech Republic
Prague is dreamy, in a way that I expected Paris to be but wasn’t for me. There’s gorgeous buildings, a rich, thick history and it’s the ideal place to travel on a budget, because it’s surprisingly cheap. I lived there, for six months, in a small village as an au pair with a family. It passed so fast and it almost feels like it never really happened. Sometime this summer, I’ll be heading back to the Czech Republic to visit the family I stayed with and to visit Prague again. I find myself missing it, missing walking around the streets and through the old town. I miss sitting on Charles Bridge and watching people from around the world fall in love with the same city I was smitten with. I miss paying only 24 czk for a Pilsner Urquell. But… I don’t miss the winter there, haha!
Telč is my favourite small town in Europe. It has a gingerbread man feel to it, it’s sugary-sweet. If I ever bought a summer house in Europe, I would be tempted to look here, though it’s much too far from a beach. The castle is very impressive, though not so much from the outside. The square that branches out from the castle is lined with little cafes and restaurants. It’s a lovely place to spend a day and it’s a short trip from Ceske Krumlov which is somewhere I hope to visit briefly on my trip this summer to the Czech Republic.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a charming site, as I did one wintry evening when I climbed to the top of the clock tower in Prague’s old town and looked down at the Christmas markets. Ah…. the smell of mulled wine and the bustle of people celebrating the holiday season.
Have you been to Prague? What did you think? I honestly think it’s one of the best destinations to visit in Europe.