It's probably over three years since me and my boyfriend last went on a proper holiday, and over five years that it was just the two of us. With us both being photographers we favour getting out and exploring, over lounging around on a beach holiday. We chose to visit Prague based on beautiful pictures that we'd seen, as well as the fact it wasn't too long a flight, (I'm not a big fan of flying), and for my boyfriend the price of beer was also attractive - a pound a pint!
We arrived to scorching 28-degree temperatures, which stayed with us throughout our time there. Our hotel was the Design Hotel Neruda, which we would highly recommend. The staff were super friendly, the breakfast exactly to my liking and the location ideal; we were less than ten minutes walk from the castle in one direction and about a ten minute walk to Charles Bridge in the opposite direction. There were also plenty of bars and restaurants near including a medieval pub the and the gingerbread museum.
Prague is full of fascinating architecture around every corner, some of the buildings are simply majestic, while others are cute and quant with their colours. We spent our whole trip on foot so we could see as much as possible and only used taxis to and from the airport, we also did a boat trip. There are so many boat routes and options to choose from, we opted for an hours trip to escape the sun and take some pictures from an alternative view.
If you're a Beatles fan then visting the John Lennon wall for a selfie is a must. We actually struggled to find it at first as it's off a small street. If you do want photos be warned it was quite busy when we got there and there was even a couple having a photoshoot there. Apparantly the graffiti regularly changes!
I don't really drink hot drinks and if I do it will most likely be a hot chocolate milano from Cafe Nero. If you've had it, then you'll know what I mean when I say that that's exactly how hot chocolate should be. When planning our trip to Prague I came across a mention of Cafe Kaficko and that the hot chocolate was like pure chocolate. Of course I had to try it, I think the lovely girl at the cafe was surprised I didn't want a menu...verdict - it was amazing!
The Petrin tower is located within a large park, it looks like a mini Eiffel tower. We decided to not walk up it due to my boyfriend's fear of heights. (Yes he's fine with flying but not walking up structures like this).
If you're planning a trip to Prague, make sure you visit the Dancing House. It's unique shape makes it stand so you won't miss it. From the front it just looks like an office block, but if you go inside and get into the lift you can go to the roof restaurant or bar. We sat out on the roof bar and enjoyed the view over Prague.
If you love city breaks like we do then I'd highly recommend Prague. For photographers there's plenty to photograph, but I'd advise going out of season as it was very busy meaning we didnt get chance to take some photos that we'd had in mind.
Steak fans should eat at Gran Fierro and if you're after something a bit special head to the Marina. We spent our last evening here after a recommendation from a waiter at a bar near our hotel. The food was lovely, I especially enjoyed the rum punch cocktail and seeing over the river as it got dark was beautiful, we were even treated to some fireworks!