I’ve been preparing for summer holiday for months. It had been such a busy year full of To-Do-Lists and cups of coffee that went cold. When the days of relaxation arrived, I couldn’t quite believe it. As you can tell form the title Prague was the place I happened to explore this summer and I’ve been planning to share! So, I decided – if I wanted to do justice to the place, I had – to split the experience in two parts. So… day and night.
(That means… prepare for part two soon!)
When the sun goes down, the capital city of the Czech Republic is even more beautiful. Walk the lanes of the Old Town and you’ll find various things to taste – drink or food – depending on your taste and mood. Everything form a disco night club to a wine tasting bar or traditional restaurants. Try to avoid the extremely touristy areas – they are ridiculously expensive for what they sell, in my opinion. Take a nice long walk, do your research and I am positive, you’l find the right place for a perfect evening.
My personal suggestions:
I love to travel – ALMOST more than anything! – so I usually prepare a detailed list with what I want to see in advance, making sure I don’t miss out on anything interesting. I always leave open spaces for things I’ll discover during the journey, though. I must confess now what I discovered during my five nights walking the streets of Prague – they’re all things that you should also try if you get the chance.
- the National Marionette Theatre
Yes, I am a theater person but this doesn’t mean anything. I know you’re skeptical about watching a two hour original Opera in Italian performed by marionettes. I understand. Trust me, though! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the show. It’s unbelievably well set and well performed. Every little detail will amaze you. The people involved are extremely talented and they will provide you with all you need for an unforgettable night. It’s certainly something you won’t easily get to see elsewhere. You will certainly laugh – I surely did! – and there’s NO way you’ll regret it.
- the Jazz Boat
I’ll start with the one thing that stands out the most: atmosphere. Whether you’re a jazz lover or not, you will not regret getting on this boat (well, except if you hate music and nice food). For me, it was the perfect night. We were lucky enough to pick the night with an super talented jazz group that made us sing and clap along from start to finish. I am not going to say anything about the view! Prague all lit up in night time.. I envy the people who will get to go on the boat around Christmas time…
- the Blacklight theater of Prague
It’s everywhere! If you’re planning to visit Prague and you’ve looked for Must-see stuff, I’m sure you’ve made a little note somewhere about it. It’s very famous all around the world. I’ll be honest here. It wasn’t as great as the Marionette performance, for my taste, but it was indeed spectacular. The directors and choreographers of this show surely must have known what they were doing. They create beautiful images. It feels a little bit like you’re in a dream. The music creates an irresistible atmosphere that you fall into and then… there come the costumes full of colour and unusual shapes.
- the Walks
Even if I gave you exactly a plan of what to see, you wouldn’t have as much of a good time as I did. Everyone has their own preferences depending on their taste and interests. Don’t be afraid to go out after the sun comes down and explore the city by yourself or with you friends. Trust your instinct and I’m sure that while walking the streets of Prague lost in the town or admiring the view by the river with a handful of bright star above your head, you’ll find out about amazing little places.
have a magical day,
by Elena Ktenopoulou