For the past month, my little sister has been staying with me in Lausanne.. summer vacation and what not… and by ‘little’ I mean a 16 year old with an appetite for life. The only set back is that I have not had a ‘summer vacation’ in almost 8 years. I do get the ‘1 week at a time vacation’, or the occasional few days off after night shifts, but nothing long enough to be able to enjoy a decent ‘faraway destination’ vacation style.
Lucky enough for my sister, who was starting to get bored with Lausanne and the surroundings, I got a few days off (4 in total), and so, as an incredibly last minute idea, we decided to go spend them in Prague… Boy was that a wonderful choice we made!
For those of you who don’t know me yet, I am a ‘medieval era’ fanatic, with an immense interest in anything that embodies history…
I also love Christmas, a nice cup of coffee (Starbucks caramel macchiato is my favourite), and a good read.
Well, I can only say that I was in heaven whilst in Prague!
From the old town square, to the famous Charles bridge, the Prague castle with the majestic St. Vitus Cathedral, and all the cobblestone streets.. I was simply in love!
The church of Our Lady before Tyn in the old town square.
The view from the tower of St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague castle.
Starbucks with a view at the Prague castle (yeehee! that was one of my favourite moments in that awesome city).
Yup.. your eyes are not deceiving you.. It is an actual Christmas shop, open all year round, inside the Prague castle walls. And yes, I was squealing and jumping around like a little child when I saw that shop…
Gothic entrance, and 2 of the many stained glass windows of the St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague castle.
View from one corner of the Tower of the St. Nicholas church. You can actually see the enormous number of people walking around the Charles bridge.
Trdelnik, a sweet bohemian snack.. A must when in Prague!
It is a actually a rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, and then grilled. En suite, it is topped with sugar and walnuts. There is a variety of fillings that you can choose from… I tried the eggnog filling (my favourite snack since then.. it is what I was having in that photo), and pistachio cream (it was good, but not WOW). My sister tried chocolate, which she adored, and vanilla ice cream.
I think it is quite obvious how almost everything I like was present in one place… I would definitely be going back again.. SOON I hope…
To all of you who are pondering the idea of visiting ‘my new favourite’ city.. You will be doing A LOT of walking while there.. so do not forget some comfortable shoes.