Whilst this article is titled as Prague, my adventure actually began in Vienna.
It was a gruesome fight over the last few seats for the Prague flight when finally the counter announced that nobody were accepted! Bugger! The cheap airline staff tickets pay its toll! All my plans suddenly fell apart. Good thing Vienna – scheduled 50 minutes later than Prague – was slightly open. I got in alright but with no hotel, no itinerary, no plans!! – good job for a first time traveler to Europe!
I was nervous but I know I’ll be fine. True enough my arrival in Vienna went well. I had to seek help with few strangers (information counter helped) then I eventually got into a train to Prague.
So again, i was heading to Prague without hotel booking. I thought i can book the hotel whilst in train but alas – No wifi!
I had to write down my itinerary on a piece of paper as my phone battery was running low. At 9:45pm, it was a nightmare finding the hotel with no internet. I had to find it the traditional way – hardcore 2-Euro map! And since i was a genius of not booking my hotel prior, i got refused check-in as they were full. Thankfully my sanity was still intact and i still remain my cool. Before i left, reception called me and offered me a room for one night. What music to my ears! Luck was still on my side after all.
The following day i braved the streets of Prague alone. The timeless buildings amazed me. I visited the remarkable Prague Castle, walked across the Charles bridge, visited museums and walk around the city. I bought a slice of pizza and a bottle of orange juice and took them by the river bank. I sat down by the bench and had my lunch while watching the river flow, the swans gliding and the picturesque view!!! Priceless moment!
I went at a restaurant in the old town Prague for dinner. I had their Old town ham which was the yummiest pork i have ever eaten. Drank pilsner – their local beer. Then listened to street performers nearby.
Hotel booking got sorted out and gave me room for the rest of my stay. Thanks to the one who cancelled last minute.
I managed to explore the rest of Prague by foot, tram and train. I skipped the tours to save money. It was lovely walking around town and even dining alone al fresco way.