2.08.2014

375. Prague | Memories

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I can't believe I still have photos left to post from my 2012 Europe trip! Next time I go on vacation I definitely won't procrastinate with my travel posts again (I think I say this every time). In case you're bored with all the London and Paris photos I've been posting lately, here's one of my favourite cities - Prague. The few days I spent in Prague that summer were some of the most fun I've had in Europe (so far). I enjoyed the city so much, I must go back again someday..preferably in the winter. I'm sure it would be a lot more magical and picturesque with snow-covered rooftops.

Prague Old Town Square
Old Town Square Prague
streets of Prague
Absinthe shop Prague
That trip to Europe was the first time I ever travelled alone (I prefer it over travelling with someone/people now). I was so happy and excited whenever I met the locals, I talked to everyone who made conversation with me. It was extremely easy in Prague. On my first walk around the area, in the span of an hour I probably met about 20 people with more dinner/drinks/club invitations than I had time for. The most fun was with these guys, and the worst was probably this experience I had sitting across this absinthe shop. Well, when I think back it seemed a bit dangerous. Now that I have more experience travelling alone, I am no longer as trusting of random strangers.
I don't remember if I wrote about this before already. I was trying to find my way to Charles Bridge and took a wrong turn. I ended up sitting on a bench here to look at the map. A guy came up and sat beside me. The first thing he said to me was "do you want a sip?" as he offered his bottle of water. I said no. He asked me where I was from, what I was doing in Prague, etc. He was from Russia but went back and forth quite often. Then he showed me a piece of paper and a whip. I asked what the whip was for and he said it was decoration for a house, as he was an interior designer. Hmmmm....
Then he said he was going to put up the piece of paper/sign in his shop and will be back to bring me to Charles Bridge. He told me to wait for him. So he left and I just stayed at the bench..I didn't really care about waiting for him, but I was so tired (remember not to wear heels in the cobblestone streets of Prague) so I needed the rest. He came back in about 20min and was surprised I was still there. We chatted some more and he asked if I wanted to wait for him to get his car, so he could drive me around and to Charles Bridge. I said sure. I have no idea what I was thinking but for some reason I was actually considering getting in the car. So he left again to get his car..and suddenly I started thinking of different scenarios like him driving me to an unknown place and not letting me get out. I knew Charles Bridge was a couple minutes' walk from where I was, so I knew he wasn't planning on driving me there. After a few more horrific possible scenarios passed through my mind..I immediately got up and walked away as fast as I could. I made it safely to Charles Bridge. I ended up meeting someone else (who wasn't as weird) who brought me out for drinks and around the city. Fun night!

Prague marionettes
Prague
Prague
Prague
Charles Bridge entrance
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague
Prague Castle
By Prague Castle

Prague
outside Prague Castle
Prague
Dancing House Prague

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10 comments:

  1. I fell in love with this city when I was there last year. Your pictures are amazing! The story is funny but once I watched on Discovery Channel that Prague is one of the most criminal cities in Europe. So, good for you that you didn't wait for the guy to come and take you for a ride. The most important is that you had fun there.

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    1. I fell in love with Prague too when I first visited. Before I visited, some people I knew had told me it was really dangerous there too..it wasn't as bad as I thought (I guess I expected the worst). I had a few close-calls but I did have a lot of fun!

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  2. I've never been but it's somewhere i've been thinking about going this year.

    Buckets & Spades

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  3. You did the right thing by trusting your instinct and running away from this guy... I forgot what a fairytale-like city Prague is. Defnitely keeping it on my list to revisit as a romantic getaway.

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    1. yea, I am glad I did!
      I hope to do that someday too

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  4. It is pretty easy to meet others when traveling alone and it always makes for an interesting travel story later on... but I am sure glad you stuck to your guts and ditched that weirdo guy! :)

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    1. That's true..some of my best travel memories are with random strangers I've met

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  5. Beautiful city!! I'd love to visit one day :)

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    Mollie xoxo
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