Over Labor Day weekend, J&I decided to take off and explore Prague. It was beautiful and J&I definitely had a fun time. As far as honeymoon recommendations go, I would encourage you to visit Prague for a day or two if you’re doing an extended European vacation. It is certainly worth checking out and experiencing. We spent two days exploring the town and it felt like just the right amount of time.
I loved the winding cobblestone streets and the pastel shades of paints. While I have yet to travel to Scandinavia, the buildings kept reminding me of images I’ve seen of Norway (which I’d truly love to visit someday soon!).
My one must-see in Prague was the John Lennon wall. After taking a nap at our hotel and totally oversleeping (oops!!), we headed out at around 6p to find the famed wall. After two hours of walking in circles and asking countless people, J somehow found the street and there it was … I love that it’s ever-changing since people are always adding notes, messages, love letters and art. I’m always intrigued by such public and free-form art. My favorite to date is Oscar Wilde’s grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris – have you been? When I went, it was covered in beautiful lipstick smooches and little poems and love letters.
We also visited the Jewish Quarter of town and toured the old cemetery. They had a small museum attached that was also quite moving.
A Budweiser Budvar and the always-amazing fresh mint tea. Can’t get enough.
– Before you go, see if your bank can get you some Czech Krones. We weren’t able to get any beforehand and found that most places accept Euros (but give change in Krones) but it would have been easier if we initially had some Krones.
– Bohemia Bagel. If you’re a bagel freak like I am, make sure you stop here. J&I had the most amaaaazing lunch – Delicious soup, fabulous sandwiches/bagels and yummy mint tea. There are three locations in the city center so it shouldn’t be too hard to find one of them.
– When we visited, we found two quaint street markets going on that were just a little bit off the main square. One was a night market and it was hopping with booths ranging from hand-made crafts to food stands. There were tables set up so you could sit family-style and enjoy food and drink while meeting new friends. It had an extremely friendly/neighborhood vibe to it and was located on a tree-lined cobblestone street. It looked like something out of a movie. The other market we found during the afternoon and it was very close to the town center. There was a row of small booths selling crafts as well as food and I tried trdelník which was a grilled-dough pastry rolled in sugar and cinnamon. I enjoyed it and so did seemingly every single bee in Prague.
– I would also strongly recommend visiting the Jewish Quarter. We only visited the cemetery but there was much more to see and it was a beautiful and interesting part of town.
– Crystal. I neither looked nor purchased any crystal but my Mom went years ago with friends and bought several gorgeous crystal pieces including a mirror that hung in my childhood room for years. So if crystal is your thing, you’re apparently in the right town.
Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.