Prague is the definition of Ballin’ on a Budget. Prices in Prague offer a welcome break to your bank account after being dominated by the Euro exchange rate. The costs in the Czech Republic are so low you seem to get so much more bang for your buck. Praha is the perfect mesh of the old world and new adventures! The city has a whole different vibe from the rest of the big cities in Europe. The people seem nicer, the air seems fresher, the beer flows easier. I loved Prague!
Unlike many of other European cities most of the main attractions in Prague are free99! The Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and the Astronomical Clock don’t cost anything to Czech out (pun intended). Prague is a great city to ditch your map and just wander around in. There are some great neighborhoods to get lost in along the way.
I stumbled upon several great parks while in Prague. One in particular was host to one of my favorite nights on my EuroTrip. The hostel staff recommended a Beer Garden in a few blocks away and I joined a few new friends on a trip there. To say the view from the park was amazing would be a gross understatement. The park sat on a hill with a magnificent view of the entire city. We realized the park was a popular hangout for locals in the evening for good reason. We grabbed a few beers and some wine and watched the sun melt away behind the scenic Prague castle and historic skyline.
The Prague Castle is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest castle in the world. It is definitely a must see item on a trip to Prague. The castle complex sits at the top of the city and gives you a great glimpse into the city’s past. Part of the castle (the St. Vitus Cathedral) is free to the public, but to visit most of it you need to pay admission. Luckily you get a significant discount with your student ID.
Prague is one of those cities that I feel like I could come back to year after year and never get bored. I feel like I just scratched the surface in my few days there and I would love to go back and explore more one day.
One response to “Ballin’ on a Budget: PRAHA!”
Jhaff! Love the blog; been following your adventures. The Rome post made me laugh out loud. Let’s share stories about Benny when you get back.
I absolutely loved Prague when I was there (May 9-11), and like your free99 post about having a friend be your tour guide, I stayed with a friend who was studying there, and he showed me all around. It was great.
Glad you’re having a fantastic time — can’t wait to catch up!