The capital of the Czech Republic is definitely worth a visit, but be careful. The architecture and the flair reminded me very much of Budapest, only smaller, nevertheless impressive. Especially the architecture in the old town and around the Vltava is really beautiful. I was fascinated by the atmosphere in the city. Of course, the strongly touristic places were totally overcrowded, but the rest of the city was very relaxed, at least if you had the comparison to Kaufinger Straße in Munich one day before. But let's come to the bottle side of Prague. Tourists are apparently very fond of being pulled off there, so be careful! Two of my girlfriends were pulled over the table independently when changing money. The exchange office had deducted 22% exchange fee without mentioning it again before the change and another friend changed on the street to a normal exchange rate, was happy and then had to find out that most of it was counterfeit money. But we didn't let it get us down. By the way, we rented our apartment via AirBnB and were directly at a tram stop. On foot, however, we would have got quite well into the old town. But since we are all quite lazy, we drove to the city by car and parked in a multi-storey car park. Our ulterior motive was that otherwise we would also have had to pay the parking fee, so why not do it this way. In the city, we went on foot in a classic way, because then you can see the most. In the evening, we again completely relied on Foursquare and searched out a bar/restaurant in the city centre. The bar is called Black Angel's Bar and the restaurant was part of it. It is located at a rather touristic place, but it is really nice to let the evening fade away. A little tip for all our female readers: All of Prague is full of cobblestones (whoever thought it up), but I really mean ALL of Prague. That means take shoes with thick heels with you, otherwise you'll only get annoyed. Best only wedge heels or sneakers. Below we have a few tips on how to get healthy on a city trip.
Healthy through the city trip:
Enough water: Who doesn't know that on city trips the pedometer all at once needs a lot of water to not "dry out". Thus you bend already sometimes heat-conditioned headache and thus bad mood vor😊☀
Always have a snack in your pocket. Fruit or cut vegetables will satisfy your first hunger until you have found a suitable restaurant.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast. (as you find it see point 5.) You should always start your day happy and relaxed.
#sneakadvertising the app @foursquare lets you find what you want in a strange city. From sightseeing to wellness to restaurants, clubs & bars, a certain algorithm evaluates how good or bad the location is. You will find good tips in your area and can even search for "healthy food". I have been using the app for years and am mostly satisfied. Of course there are also hyped or downgraded missteps, but all in all I can highly recommend the app to you.
My personal favorite, which probably will not please everyone..😝 But I tell you there is nothing nicer to get to know a city than with it. A morning run through the district in which you are staying - should be bright enough & not exactly a dangerous Viertel😂 on the eve of jogging clothes, get up in the morning, get dressed, open @googlemaps & go to the nearest sightseeing. From there I picked out the best café nearby with the Foursquare app and looked at it. Then I walked from one beautiful spot to the next. Everything was so quiet and the air so fresh. For me this is the best way to experience an unknown city. Then I went home - make sure to note your address xD - to the shower & to Café😋 There were even vegan & gluten-free pancakes.
Happy Bean Veggie Food x Coffee
Actually we wanted to go to the bakery next door, because it was rated super good and there were a lot of people standing in line. But there was no more room outside to sit down. So we went a few meters further to the "Happy Bean" - Bistro. And wonder what, was the Café really "epi". There was vegan Chiapudding sweetened with agave syrup, vegan & glutenfree Pancakes, Smoothies, vegan coffee variations, tasty looking Wraps and much more. Funnily enough, we all chose scrambled eggs in the classic way. For me there were some without milk, butter & bread, instead with salad. They all tasted really good, so we were totally disappointed that the bistro wasn't open the next day (Sunday). The area around the café reminded me of my old neighbourhood Friedrichshain and woke me up to melancholy. Just around the corner there was a small weekly market and you can walk to some nice sights. Accordingly a wonderful start into a day to explore a new city.