Sunday 15th April 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Feeling less than impressed about being in Austria after Easter, Sarah and I decided to perk ourselves back up with a spontaneous weekend way. We knew Prague would be the ideal place.
Water bottles full of vodka weighing down our cases, we took the Flixbus from Vienna to Prague. After around 5 hours we arrived, found our way (eventually) to the Airbnb and headed straight out to make sure we didn't waste any time. Sarah gave me a whistle-stop-tour of the city and we tried to fit in as many of the sights as we could.
We started with the main square, where we were greeted by an 8-foot polar bear and around 82631 other tourists. Heading towards the bridge, we stopped for tunnel cake on the way. We did our usual photoshoot on the bridge and continued on to the John Lennon Wall. As long as I had some good Instagram content to show for the trip, I really didn't care about much else. (If you didn't 'gram it, did you even go?) On the way home, we stopped for Italian food at a lovely family-run restaurant just under the bridge.
That evening, we headed back home for a quick nap, hoping it would give us the energy we needed to head out later to Sarah's favourite club. With the alarm set for 9pm. we picked our outfits ready for a quick change and hopped into bed. The first hit of the snooze button should have been enough to let us know it was all over. Eventually waking up around 10pm, taking one look at each other, to the outfits hanging ready on the door, the vodka-filled Voslauer bottles on the side and the Bluetooth speaker I had ready for pre-drinks, it was a collective 'nope' and we went straight back to sleep.
The next morning, we thanked our past selves for allowing us to wake up hangover-free and headed out early to make the most of our last few hours in Prague. Our Airbnb was around the corner from the Spanish Synagogue, so we chose this as our Sunday morning activity. It did not disappoint and was the most beautiful way to see off the trip.
What I took away from this trip most of all is that you really don't need to spend a lot of time in a place to truly appreciate it. I usually would be reluctant to plan such short trips, assuming it would be stressful and futile. However, the few short hours I did spend in Prague were some of the most fun and carefree.