Prague and the Czech Republic
Also known as the 'city of a hundred spires' or the 'golden city', Prague has developed many monikers over the years and from almost every angle you can see it is postcard perfection. Largely unscathed from 2 world wars, Prague has become a thriving political, cultural and economical centre of Europe. It's booming tourist economy, seemingly unhindered by the economic crisis, welcomed upwards of 10 million tourists in 2017.
Prague has many facades, from the bustling centre of the New Town with offices and endless shopping opportunities, to the Romance of the Old Town, the cobbled streets with gas lamps and baroque style architecture then onto the lesser town, split up by the flowing River Vltava and intersected by numerous stone bridges.
Head out of Prague 1 and the scenery changes again. Vineyards, palaces and vast open spaces with lakes can all be found. Remnants of the communist era blend with centuries old structures and again with new gleaming offices.
Sprawling with open air cafes in the summer, and an abundance of Christmas markets in the winter, Prague has much more to offer than just dumplings and beer!
Tourists rarely venture outside of Prague on their short visits, which is such a shame because the Czech republic has so much more to offer! Spa towns, rolling hills, skiing, rock climbing, medieval cities, bone churches (yes you saw right, and plural!), churches, decorated with bones! Not just the one either, there's several! Now I have your attention don't i?! The newly named Czechia has something for everyone, except a sea, no sea, disappointingly... But a pint of beer (or 6) in a beer garden will soon make you forget all about that!
In the mean time, take a look at the great little slideshow I put together below showcasing the best of the Czech Republic. Beautiful huh? For more photos of Czechia and expat life here, you can follow my Instagram by clicking here.
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