It’s been a month and a half since I started living in Prague and I went for a small visit
my family to Turkey in Istanbul in the beginning of October. It wasn’t that long but still, missed Prague and its particular features. Yes, it is a very capturing and charming city after all. Let’s see what I missed the most during my 4 days abroad!
Walking around the city
Prague is beautiful and it is really suitable to explore on foot. I didn’t want to follow any tourist route at the beginning because I knew I was staying for a long time. I believe getting lost in the streets is the best way to grasp a deeper understanding of that city. I was walking around the city most of the time and when I saw another beauty I felt very excited. It’s so fun and satisfying being surrounded by historical buildings and the city’s remains largely intact from the middle age. You can bump into different architectural styles spanning from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, cubist, neoclassical and communist in the same city with the romance of narrow cobblestone streets. Walking around the city feels like stepping into a fairytale or a movie.
I talked so much about walking but if you don’t live in the center it is really important to benefit from public transports: Prague has an integrated metro, tram and bus network. You can read more about it in the “Transport in Prague” article. The extensive network of routes, the best way of getting around. With trams, you can travel fast and frequent, metro is also good for covering longer distances. Full service from 5 am to 12.30 am, limited service through the night. I must say I sincerely appreciate the transportation service in Prague, especially the busses. They stick to their schedule. It is like a dream to me. In my country delays are daily issues.
Of course, beer is among things I missed! Even 4 days are enough to miss the incredible Czech beer. Actually, I’ve never really been a big fan of beer until I came here. Then I became an addict 🙂 The Czech Republic has a long history of beercraft. The result is tasty, various variety and inexpensive beer. I am amazed how smooth, authentic and delicious all of them are and tried plenty of brands from Pilsner Urquell to Budweiser Budvar. After all, there are still many beers that I haven’t tried yet.
Everything that they say about Prague is true! Simply magical, magnificent, and has a lively soul. If you can make it here then you might ever wanna leave. Take your time, don’t plan too much and live up to the atmosphere! Living here gives me unique memories and I am gonna keep enjoying Prague with my craft beer while looking at charming cobbled streets for a little bit longer.
Do you want to live in Prague as well? Besides the very good employment opportunities and high living standards where you can read the article about the comparison between the Czech Republic and rest of Europe, no matter how many times you have been here, you want to be here again. The city will call you to live here. If the moving out to the Czech Republic is in your future plans; check out your accommodation options in the glorious Czech capital.