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Easter in Prague

Happy Easter everyone! It’s about ! am here in the Czech Republic and I am just about to pack all my stuff to get ready for my flight, but I decided to write a little bit about my trip. This trip has been really wonderful as I have never been to Prague ┬áduring a holiday. Obviously it is Easter and there was a festival going on for a whole week in Old town Praha. The festival was filled with people from all over the world and lots of great food and little trinkets to enjoy.

During my stay I did a lot of walking around and just people watching. I find this more enlightening than anything else cause I really get to watch people interact. I can also be in the moment while I just walk around, check out the little shops and food stands at the festival, check out cafes and have an espresso with some freshly baked pastries while I listen to the live music and entertainment. I have practically seen all the sights that Prague has to offer so relaxing while giving my palate orgasms with the different variety of goods during the festivities.

During this trip I really took some time to think whether I should get a little apartment in Prague. Since I frequent this magical place quite often for business, I might as well make this my second home. Don’t get me wrong I love the United States and my home in Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. ┬áBut it would be quite a treat to call the Czech Republic as my second home. Well it pretty much is that I come here every month. Well I hope you guys like the pictures that I took form the festival! Enjoy!

 

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My second trip to Prague

Hello everyone! It’s been quite sometime since I have written on my blog and for that I apologize. I have been travelling so much and I finally just got back to Los Angeles. I am writing to tell you guys about my second trip to the Czech Republic. I am trully blessed to be able to travel so much and discover different parts of the world. On this trip I didn’t do a lot of “Tourist” things to do. Mainly I just relaxed, ate and did a lot of people watching.

I stayed at the Kempinsky Hybernska Hotel in Centre City Old town Prague which is about 2 blocks away from the famous Powder tower. Powder tower or Powder Gate is a Gothic building in Prague dating back to the 11th century. Its a historical landmark and was built more for aesthetic reasons. Construction began in 1475 and it is one of the main gates that lead into Old Town Prague. It was also used to store Gun Powder in the 17th century and thats how it got its name. Around the tower there are a lot of attractions such as the Ballet house that featured “Swan Lake.” There are also a lot of shops and restaurants in the area.

I did a lot of walking around this time around and checked out some of the street foods Prague had to offer. I indulged in ice cream and crepes to satisfy my hunger for sweets. One thing I worry about when travelling is my figure as I tend to really love sweets. I do have to admit that Europe has the best pastries and crepes the world has to offer. My favorite toppings are chocolate and banana. Oh my.. I can just make love to a chocolate and banana crepe if I could. One thing that I love about Europe is all the ingrediets are natural. Processed and packaged products are hardly ever used. And the food just really tastes different, i think it is because they never use GMO’s or antibiotics on their livestock and beef.

This time I spent 4 days in Prague just relaxing at my 5 star hotel and eating great food. People watching is one of my favorite things to do so i spent a significant amount of time hanging out in Old Town Square watching the street performers play live music and all the people interacting in this lively old city. It’s refreshing to watch all the neqly weds taking pictures by the astronimical clock looking happy like a prince and princess in a fairy tale.

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My Trip to Prague

Hello everyone! I am going to tell you all about my trip to Prague! Prague is definitely one of my favorite European cities. It’s such a beautiful historical city with such great energy.

On my first day in Prague I was welcomed by the easiest customs border protection ever! I got into a taxi from the airport and from observing the buildings outside of the city, I noticed tons of graffiti and vandalism. So I was kind of weary about the city and what experience I am gonna have. But once I got into city center which is what the locals call old town praha, i was blown away by how beautiful and whimsical the city was. The city was so colorful and had a medieval feel to it. It seemed as though I was in a fairy tale book.

After checking in my hotel I quickly rushed to take a stroll around the city. Iwalked around in my walking shoes (luckily I brought them because the road is all cobble stone).I walked around Lesser Town which is the part of town where I was staying. Lesser Town Prague is where The St. vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle is located. The Prague Castle is the most significant historical monument in Prague. It was home to Bohemian kings, Czech Republic and Roman Emperors. It is in the Guiness World records as the largest castle in the world. Within the Castle is the St. Vitus Cathedral. It is built in Gothic Architechture and is the most important cathedral in Prague. It is where the archbishop is seated and is where the tomb of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman emperors are kept.

After checking out the Prague Castle I walked to Old Town where a lot of the things to do in Prague are happening. From puppet shows and orchestras to highend shopping and beer tasting. The energy in Old Town is remarkable. Old Town is just right on the other side of the river which separates Old town from Lesser Town. There were tons of churches to check out. A couple of churches were the St. Nicholas Churches one in Lesser Town and the other in Old town. The one in Old Town was filled with painted ceilings and was much smaller than the other. After checking out the churches and its wonderful architechture I stumbled upon the famous Atronomical Clock. The Astronomical Clock is used to predict certain events in time.. some even say if you look close enough, you may see certain events in the past that maybe linked to some symbols in the clock. So many people were getting married and taking wedding portraits infront of the landmark. What amazes me is that the clock was installed in 1410 and is the oldest clock that still works in the world! Pretty cool! I ofcourse went on top of the tower where the clock was and had an amazing bird’s eye view of the city.

During my 4 day trip to Prague I also decided to take one of the river cruises that basically explained the whole history of the city. It gave amazing views of the most famous landmarks of the city including the Prague Castle which was sitting on top of a hill. Charles Bridge which I walked across after my river cruise. Charles Bridge is the famous bridge on Vltava river. It is very significant in history because it was mainly used for trade between eastern and western Europe. The bridge was built in the 14th century and finished in early 15th century. The bridge was filled with lots of sculptures of old saints and patrons from famous Bohemian artists and like most architechture in Prague, it’s very Gothic. The bridge gave a spectacular view of Lesser Town and everything just seemed like a perfect painting.

To summarize my experience i would just say spectacular, amazing, whimsical, beautiful and magical. Those are the words I would use to describe this wonderful city. It has definitely made my list of favorite places in the world. And I am very thankful that a place like prague exists not only in Europe but also in my heart.

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