I went to Prague with my family from the 16th to the 21st during fall break and I had the greatest time. We did bits of everything. Experienced the city, shopped, went to visit Terezin (a town not far from Prague) and well-known attractions in the city. I didn’t know anything about Prague beforehand, I honestly thought it was a city in Italy. I mean, Prague, it sounds kind of italian right?! Please say I’m not the only one who feels this, my family disagreed and geography shamed me so I need someone on my side 😛
Anyways, instead of doing a step by step walk-through like I did with the Paris trip, I’m gonna share a bunch of photos with you instead. I was actually amazed by how many awesome ones we’d taken, so I just had to share them with someone. And since I don’t have Instagram and already posted some on Facebook you guys are in luck!
Here I have a couple of photos from our trip to Terezin Concentration Camp. The weather was gloomy that day, as you can probably tell, and it suited the experience quite well, (if that makes any sense to you). We heard about such terrible things and walked around a place where people have experienced great pain and suffering. I can’t imagine the sun ever shining there. Terezin was even one of the “good” camps. As our guide said, it was a labor camp, not an extermination camp. It was an incredible experience but also very heartbreaking. I’d definitely recommend visiting and getting a guide as well! It’s definitely not the same if you just walk around by yourself reading the few signs there. The only really bad thing about it being a guided tour was that when we got to the Small Fortress of Terezin where the Jewish ghetto had been, we got time to visit the museum there. Only problem is that he only gave us 30 minutes and I could’ve at least used 1 1/2 – 2 hours. I’m definitely gonna have to revisit that museum.
Don’t worry, I won’t only have depressing photos and stories for you in this post. I just think it’s important that we never forget.
The city is beautiful and all the buildings are incredible! They’re all so detailed and colorful. I absolutely loved walking around the city. One place you have to see when visiting is the Charles Bridge. It’s so full of life, (and tourists admittedly, but I can’t really complain since I was one myself), and it was fascinating to observe all the artists sitting there, painting someone or getting ready to.
We spent the majority of one of the days walking around the Jewish quarter and seeing all the synagogues, museums and the graveyard. They weren’t allowed to expand the graveyard back then, so since it was the place where all the jews wanted to be buried, they’re buried in 12 layers and the tombstones are like a deck of cards, scattered haphazardly on top.
The grafitied wall I’m leaning against in picture #2 is the Lennon Wall. A big wall with paint and graffiti all over it. Once in a while it gets painted over in white and a new canvas is made. In the left hand corner I’m almost literally in heaven. It was a GIGANTIC book store. What you can see in the picture is just a part of the basement, there were 2 or 3 floors above!
At last a beautiful picture of my sister and I, my family and I being silly and then me in front of pretty leaves.
I’ve tried my best to give you a good impression of Prague, but if you need further convincing to visit, then I have a last card up my sleeve.
The food is really cheap AND so is the clothes and shoes!! (If you find don’t just visit the regular stores that is of course). We might’ve gone a bit overboard but in total we bought 14 pairs of shoes… We’re 5 in the family and 3 of them were mine 😛 I have no shame though!
I hope you’re all doing great, I just had my last oral exam today and I got an A so I’m relieved and happy 😀 Which photo did you like the most? Please do let me know and never hesitate to contact me, if you have any requests, questions or simply just want to talk ❤
Nashledanou! (aka goodbye in Czech)