Take a trip to Prague this summer? Czech ✓ We actually had to go to Prague this summer for a work meeting, so we decided to go a couple of days early to see the beautiful city we have heard so much about. It is that—full of charming architecture, colorful baroque buildings, and Gothic churches. Charles Bridge is one of the highlights of the city that provides beautiful views of the old town.
We really didn’t have anything specific planned to do in the city, which honestly, is one of the things we like most when we travel. It’s just nice to walk around with no specific timeline or list of things to see and do. Instead, we stroll with the kids, stop and take pictures when we find something beautiful or interesting, and occasionally take a break for a snack or a coffee.
We did have a couple of unfortunate experiences trying to eat dinner in Czech restaurants with the kids. They weren’t fancy restaurants by any means. However, we were told later that the Czech people aren’t extremely fond of kids. Something to keep in mind if you are wanting to travel there with young kiddos.
Ironically enough, we did stumble across the most adorable Italian bistro, La Bottega di Finestra, that was truly authentic. We were told it is owned by Italians and the waiters even spoke Italian with us. Guess the Italian culture is really becoming a part of us in some ways since we ate dinner and two breakfasts there.
The Czech Republic was really beautiful, extremely efficient, and exceptionally clean. Walking the streets almost felt like walking back in time, imagining the medieval history that once existed there. Since there wasn’t a ton to “do” in the city—especially for kids—we decided to visit the Prague Zoo while there. You can read more about our adventure to the world’s 4th best zoo here.
It’s always so encouraging to get out of the country we live in for a bit, if only to remember what it felt like before learning the language and the culture. The longer we live here and with every trip we take, we realize that coming back to Italy really feels like coming home…and that’s a good thing.