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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

The word on the street is that Prague is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. I would have to agree with that. It definitely tops my favorite cities thus far. The architecture is amazing, and I love the color and detail in every building.

Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Stamps watch after the Prague Astronomical Clock
Stamps watch after the Prague Astronomical Clock

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On Tuesday, we arrived in Prague around 5pm. Kristin found a great restaurant recommended online so we decided to walk across the bridge from our hotel to find it. We decided to call to make reservations to make sure, but we didn’t think they would speak English. Contrary to belief, they answered the phone in English and spoke it really well (see facts below). The restaurant had the best meals for the best prices.

I got: pork tenderloin marinated in mustard and herbs, mashed potatoes with bacon and buttermilk, roasted Brussels sprouts and sage sauce.

Kristin got chicken breast stuffed with Prague ham and sun-dried tomatoes, served with roasted fresh vegetables with herbs.

All the desserts looked wonderful, so we decided to get three! The special pineapple, mango, and coconut cake was only for that day, so we bought two more to take home! Total cost for two main meals and 5 desserts was 37 euros! The prices for food and alcohol were outrageously cheap here. It was wonderful.

Apple Strudel
Apple Strudel

On Wednesday, we walked to the Prague castle and then headed to Old Town, Charles Bridge, and the city center. We ate the famous donut cones (apple, walnut, raisin, whipped cream, strudel). We also saw the famous astronomical clock tower. I bought a Stamp watch that resembled the tower. It is one of the most unique watches I’ve seen, and it will always remind me of Prague. We ate a great restaurant for dinner near our hotel and headed to the five-story mall that held over 200 stores after because it was raining.

Next stop: Berlin, Germany!!!

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Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague Astronomical Clock

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FACTS

Capital and largest city of the Czech Republic

14th largest city in the European Union

Home to about 1.26 million people, while its larger urban zone is is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million people.

Lowest unemployment rate in the European Union

Largest city in Central Europe in which over 50% of residents speak fluent English, making it the second language after Czech

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~Jordan