Photo Diary: Prague Day Three

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Our last day in Prague was typically the best weather wise, so although we had to check out of our Air B'n'B at 10am and be at the Airport for 3pm, we squeezed in as much of Prague as we could with suitcases in hand. If you go, I recommend getting a late check out to suit your flight time or using luggage storage facilities, as 90% of Prague is cobbled streets which have definitely broken the wheels on my suitcase!

For breakfast we went to Bistro Monk, just a few streets away from the Old Town Square. Their take on an English Breakfast was good, besides the bread that was somewhat cake-like which doesn't sit too great with beans and sausages... However the place was cute, the staff were really friendly, and they do coloured lattes so what more could your Instagram want? (Paige obviously went for the pink one). 

After breakfast we wandered down to the river where we found the Prague Venice boat tour. For 340 CZK (around £11) you get a 45 minute boat tour around Charles Bridge and Little Venice. As someone that's always wanted to go to Venice, I was sold on this part of the trip and even more pleased by the free beer on board. The boats depart every 15 minutes and the staff are super welcoming, providing free headphones for the tour available in several languages. Little Venice - otherwise known as the Devil's Channel - is a small canal by Prague Castle which is reminiscent of Venice, hence the name. Even in grey gloomy skies it was a lovely trip and something i'd definitely recommend if you like doing cities by boat. 

Before heading to the airport we had lunch at Sad Man's Tongue. Branded as "Where The 1950s and 60s Catch Up To The 21st Century", this burger bar is definitely built for tourists and was full of American students. Service here was great, but i'd favour The Tavern's burger offering. On the way to get the Metro to the airport, we stumbled across the famous 'Man Hanging Out'. This morbid somewhat suicidal statue is actually that of Sigmund Freud - the piece is by sculptor David Černý, who's work can be seen all around the city.

Overall Prague is a lovely place, it's architecture is grand and it's streets reminded me of Budapest, and there is loads to do that I wish we could've got around to. If you're a smoker, tobacco is dirt cheap here - I got 30grams of Golden Virginia at 190 CZK (around £6.50), making it cheaper than half price compared to the UK. French cigarette Vogue Superslim's are also a steal at 140 CZK (around £4.50) - these are voted the third most expensive cigarette in the world (x) and retail at around £11-14 in the UK. For drinkers, Prague is definitely generous when it comes to beer, most bars house beer is 45 CZK (around £1.50). Food is definitely cheaper than London, but more expensive than Budapest.

If I was to visit again, i'd definitely check out Prague Zoo as it's meant to be one of the best in the world covering 5 miles of land. I'd also love to see the castle grounds, go up the Old Town Hall Tower, visit lesbian bar Jampa Dampa, and spend the afternoon on Střelecký Island.

© All Images: JYDMRA

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