While the rest of the world choose a hot and relaxing vacay by the seaside, I chose city in central Europe – Prague. This place has been on my mind for a while because of it‘s beautiful architecture and hip places, so wandering around this city in 28 degrees was nuttin‘ but a pleasure. Jk, I was tired as hell, but it was totally worth it.
First thing you do after night at the airport and short sleep at Airbnb apartment is EAT. Plenty of cool and not too expensive places. The most local food we could get was probably at Lokal. Obviously. Huge lunchroom type place serves meal that looks like it was made by a mean lady from your school canteen, but hell it was delicious. There is no point in going to Czech Republic if you are not willing to taste beer, so of course I gave a shot to Lokal made dark beer. Very good. There is also a rule in Czech Republic that you can‘t order a meal if not ordering a beer with it. Naah, there is no such thing, but they definitely drink more than eat.
The food place I liked the most was Mr. HotDog. Nice interior, super friendly staff, fast service, good music (not too often you hear ATCQ at a restaurant) and delicious food. Yum.
If you want to be more fancy and get a great shots for stupid Instagram, you should go to Nejen Bistro. Ate the weirdest burger ever (with avocado and lemon sauce or something like that), but the taste was heavenly.
All foodies MUST visit Eska. Extraordinary. Food is simply from the other planet. And that other planet must be ten times better than mother Earth. The great thing is that they prepare their own bread and other products and have a mini market inside the restaurant. This place really makes you feel special, especially when you are McDonalds loving piece of shit like I am.
We didn‘t go to the clubs (my soul is a 70 year old grandma), but we spent Friday evening chilling at Naplavka – a long riverside with loads of little bars. It has a great vibe, but drinks are way too expensive. Much better choice is to grab a beer, snacks and your bae and chill on Vitkov hill: place where a lot of young people hang out and enjoy a beautiful view of night Prague.
Now let‘s talk about SHOPPING. It was different than I expected: there are loads of streetwear shops, however, most of them are very skateboarding orientated so the assortment of sneakers and clothes wasn‘t that big. But I have to give a huge shout out to Freshlabels: without any doubt the best streetwear store in Prague, offering great brands (Carhartt, Cheap Monday, Deus, adidas etc.) and nice kicks. Give me more synonims for fresh and it will fit.
Since I had amazing companion, we visited some vinyl shops. It becomes a must, to be honest. However, the digging wasn’t that successful: maybe it wasn’t the right day. Or five days, ha ha. Still would recommend visiting Garage: they not only sell vinyls, but sneakers as well.
I don‘t think there is much to say about what to see in Prague: there are a lot of guides and iconic places. Because we like to climb and love heights (ha ha, NOT), we enjoyed Prague from above since the city is quite hilly and has the Petrin tower. But you know how it is: get lost. Explore neighbourhoods and non touristic places. Live in Žižkov which has a lot of strip clubs and floats in smell of illeagal substances . Act like a local. Wow, such a travel guru, ha ha.
Last words: trdlo and buritto loco. And more crap on my IG.