This official opening means only one thing, no more cramming into stuffy, smoky and overly heated pubs then freezing to death the moment you step outside. Long summer days and balmy summer evenings are upon us. So, of course, the moment I heard of this auspicious annual event off I popped with a spring in my step straight down there for a pivo or 2. Sadly, this visit could have been under better circumstances. I was here to wish my good Manc friend Jon goodbye (miss you and Laura already!), he was leaving to go back home, albeit a temporary move.
Being the disorganised mess I am, I managed to double book, but nevertheless 2 and a half hours later I was back on a bench, pivo in hand, ready to re assume my position for the inevitable all nighter that was to occur. We left around 11, marched to Harley's and spent the rest of the night in a Captain Morgan and coke haze, life is good!
So, moving on, once Riegrovy Sady has been conquered, how do you spend your summers in Prague? Well, I have a few favourite places.
Another great park in Prague is in Hostivar, located on the outskirts of the southeast. Get there by catching the 22 or 26 tram. Also great for walkers, runners and cyclists it also has a man made beach on the lake. You can sunbathe, swim, or just eat and get drunk courtesy of the many pop up food and drunk outlets they have. If I remember rightly, the entrance fee to the beach area is around 50kc (about 1.50 GBP), the rest of the park however is free.
Do you have any other great ideas to spend your summer days in Prague that you would like to share with us? Let me know, speak below!