"Let's take our time just moving slow" - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Prague has stolen our hearts, and we just keep peeking around every corner trying to find them!
It's the perfect city for us. Filled with history, parks, incredible cuisine, arts, and now friends :)
Most of these pictures are from our weekends in the winter. Which to be honest, I'm so glad we got to know Prague winter before summer (because WOW are they different but both in a fantastic way).
In the winter, we got to explore Prague without the hustle and bustle of tourists (I mean fewer tourists). The streets were less crowded, you could get a reservation at a restaurant the day of and last but not least you have plenty of wonderfully unique museums to visit in solitude. In the evenings you can catch yourself engulfed by the arts, whether its a cinema debut or an opera performance. No matter the type of performance everyone dresses to impress. There's just something special about running off the tram bundled for a blizzard to then enter the ballet where those surrounding you are in nothing but silky short dresses. People feel the need to respect the arts with fine clothes. It's fun and new to me. I love it.
Ben is the best at filling a weekend with meaning. He understands the significance of time, and how we are only given a certain amount of day light, so we try and fill those hours of light with hours of exploration.
I find myself constantly in awe of the beauty that is this city. From the architecture to the birds who call Prague home for every season, no need to fly south when the city is this welcoming.
Here's an overview of what a Saturday in Prague would look like for us:
Wake up (Usually Ben kissing my face to encourage the waking up process. Let's just say Ben's an early bird and I'm a night owl)
Run around Stromovka Park and or Ben's special Prague loop (through Letna Park, past the metronome, over the Valtava river, past Rudulfinom, over Charles Bridge, under the watch tower, up to the castle, through the castle gardens, back to Letna Park for the victory straightaway home.)
Quickly head to the local Farmers' Market to feast on Pesto Bread and Fresh Bakery (kolache, etc.)
Scope out Festivals or happenings within Prague
Follow along with #tasteofprague to find the new lunch spot
Venture off to a museum to slow the pace down a little (aka digest our lunch)
Grab a quick snack that we packed in our backpack that morning - This part of the day I tend to get a little anxious and angry without my needed snack.
Walk through a park we've never explored
Run to catch our tram to get home to quickly make dinner so we can then...
CATCH the new feature film at our favorite movie theatre Bio Oko
Head home with a husband and a heart that is surely satisfied
And sometimes the weekends end like this. Full and eventful days can be exhausting. Maybe this was one of those rare days I forgot to pack my snack :(
We look forward to our weekends spent in Prague!