Next up on our tour was Prague. Prague is a crazy city. The old part of town is such a maze of winding streets that are almost too narrow for cars. There is a ton of construction going on so many of the streets are closed with no detours marked. And it is crowded. SO CROWDED.
Here is a little story to describe how confusing it is to drive in Prague: Our apartment (which, BTW, was perfect and close to everything and had this wonderful terrace where we could see all of Prague from – let me know if you are going and want a recommendation) was on Karlova. This road is only a couple blocks long, but connects two of the most popular tourist attractions in the city – the Karlovy Most (Charles Bridge) to the Old Town Square. So you can imagine how crowded this street is for the majority of the day. Parking is always an issue in the city, so our apartment arranged for us to park in a garage just a few blocks away. In order to avoid the thousands of people on Karlova, we left very early in the morning to try to beat the rush. We walked to the parking garage in about 5 minutes – there was no one around. And then we drove back to the apartment to pick up all the bags and my parents. It took us 40 minutes to get back. 40 MINUTES! And this was with zero pedestrians on the road. I can’t imagine how long it would have taken if we would have left in the middle of the day!
But the city is absolutely beautiful with something interesting around every corner. It is a must see for anyone!
Old Town Square
Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral
Views from our private terrace