As usual it was a last minute decision to book our holiday to Prague, so we were kind of flapping about when we got there as to the attractions and places we should visit. I of course had books well one book in particular on the brain during the entire trip; The Book of Blood and Shadow as for the most part it was set in Prague, so no matter what I had decided that I had to go and see the places that were mentioned in the book. (Secretly I was hoping to bump into Eli when he was busting out his ninja moves or talking in rapid fire Czech!). Then I totally remembered that The Daughter of Smoke and Bone was also set there. After this sudden realisation I was so ecstatic to be visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
You can check out Robin Wasserman's Prague influences behind The Book of Blood and Shadow here.
We were lucky as our hotel was smack bang in the middle of the city centre, so we had the Charles Bridge (from The Book of Blood and Shadow) on one side and some great shops on the other.
Most of the best places to visit could be reached by walking distance like the State Opera, the National Museum in Wenceslas square and the river boat.
We used the hop on hop off city tours to get to other places such as Old town square, Prague castle and the TV tower.
|Old town square.|
The TV tower is renown to be the world’s third ugliest building, but don’t let this put you off because as soon as you reach the top you are surrounded by the most beautiful views of Prague.
|The TV tower|
|Babies crawling on the TV tower|
|View from the top of the TV Tower|
|Super comfy seats|
|Me relaxing in on one of the seats|
I also managed to find some book stores, I love seeing the different covers we get in other countries. I also found a bookstore where they had copies of Divergent, Unearthly, A Monster Calls and so many others. I was ready with my camera, but the lady in the bookstore didn’t let me take any photos!
I so didn’t want to come back home after visiting such a beautiful city. I definitely recommend visiting Prague; it’s a totally worthwhile and unforgettable experience. I'll leave you with some more memorable photos from my trip.
|My favourite photo. You can see Charles Bridge in the distance|
|Overlooking Prague from Prague Castle|
|One of the coolest statues outside a hotel.|
|Yummy chocolates anyone?|
|Found this in the local Tescos! I couldn't get enough!|
|Lots of talented artists on Charles Bridge.|