When I came across a fantastic deal for flights to Europe, I couldn’t resist and decided to bring my mum along for the ride. Since I was paying for 2, I wanted to try and keep cost a bit low. After Googling and reading on Tripadvisor, the Czech Republic sounded like the perfect place to visit. Rich history, beautiful architecture, a lot of meat, a lot of beer, easy access to Austria and Germany, and also, relatively more affordable compared to other parts of Europe.
I’ve never booked my flights so early before, almost a year in advance, and in the interim period, I went through periods of great interest in planning and researching, and periods of apathy. My aunt and cousin decided to join us and it got really pretty stressful being in charge of planning everything for everyone. It kind of resulted in me breaking down in the middle of the trip, but that’s a story for another time.
We landed in Prague during winter and I fell a little in love with the city. I booked us into an Airbnb apartment in the centre of the city, minutes away from Charles Bridge, and it was the most convenient location, but at the same time, far enough from the tourist area that it felt like I was living in Prague.
Charles Bridge is deserving of its reputation as a great tourist spot. The view of the Vltava River from the Bridge is gorgeous and there are so many carvings and statues to look at.