Don’t let the name Czechia confuse you. It is the new official English name of the country we all know as Czech Republic. But nobody uses it, yet.
We booked this flight 4 months in advance, which is a long time ahead, especially for us. Swiss Air was having a crazy sale and we couldn’t pass it up. So we had 4 months to plan, well Riki did, as this was my birthday present from last year, which included all the planning. Therefore, the itinerary consisted mainly of viewpoints, amazing Czech beer and hearty food. Luckily, I am down for all of those things.
We arrived in the evening and proceeded to wander a bit to find food, and you guessed it, beer. Prague is full of old cellars, as the city frequently flooded and they decided just to raise the street level and use the upper floor as the ground floor. We found these cool basements all over town.
We spent five days just wandering, searching for viewpoints, good beer and heavy food. Besides a tour of the Strahov Monastery library and the Town Hall, we were walking the neighborhoods and checking out the sights the whole time. Luckily, the weather cooperated.
Our last day was Wenceslas Day, which commemorates his death in 935. He was the patron saint of Bohemia, so it is a national holiday in Prague, but besides the fireworks, we didn’t see much going on.
Prague has been on the top of my list for a long time and it did not disappoint. Were I one to take photos of my food, those would be included here too. We ate goulash and dumplings and bread and cheese, and not a lot of green stuff. It was great.