It is now crazy to think that what was supposed to be my first trip of 2020, will end up being my last one. *sobs cosmopolitanly *
Back in January, I travelled for the second time to Prague, in the Czech Republic. I did post about it, but like the vain Gallivanting Goth™ that I am, I only posted an outfit post. Oops.
So here are some photos and commentary from this now distant memory of carefree travelling. PS: none of these photos are edited, and are straight from my phone as I cannot find the ones I took on my DSLR camera. The commentary is also not edited, but you already know that!
The Prague metro is clean and cheap as chips. As soon as I landed, I bought a pass for 3 days and it was perfect for travelling in and out of the city. I thought the Staromestska station was cool, and so I attempted a cool photo but it failed.
Travelling also equals eating in my dictionary, and holy cakes, I was NOT going to leave Prague without tasting some delicious donuts from Norbert Donuts!
On the topic of eating, I had a fantastic dinner in this gorgeous restaurant. And yes, the decor is what lured me in! I am a sucker for warm, fairy lit type of places, and this was right up my street. Literally.
I had chicken schnitzel with mashed potatoes, and the food was tasty. Yes, it is basic at first sight but it was tastier than anything I eat in the UK. I really struggle with food in Britain, it can be rather tasteless. #GordonRamsayDontComeForMe
Sighing at the sights is what I am doing right now. Honestly, the historic center of Prague is so stunning and picturesque, even cold hearted wenches like me could not help but feel in a fairy tale walking through it.
Should have asked how does one say ‘Up the Irons’ in Czech innit?!
Prague has a lot of tourist activities on offer, and riding in an old school car is one of them. Personally, I prefer to photograph everything instead!
Old school cars aren’t the only thing roaming the streets of Prague; bad bitch witches cars do too !
I was NOT expecting that in the streets of Prague, and apparently it is advertising for an esoteric book store. Nicely done!
If you go to Prague, you will see Trdelnik shops everywhere, they are the local sweet delicacy and it is soooo tasty. Don’t ask me to pronounce it though!
It can be filled with ice cream, nutella, jam … There are literally dozens of Trdelnik shops across the city. And that made me HAPPY!
Of course, I had to have one for posterity (and more for my own greed) …
This guy was doing incredible crystal glass music, I took a video but I need to find a way of uploading it without WordPress dying on me.
The whole historic center is pedestrian, and I live for it. One of my favourite cities in France, Montpellier, is also pedestrian and it makes the city experience so much more bearable. There is something about strolling carefree in a picturesque setting that I cannot explain, but that I am sure fellow lifelong travellers will understand.
The Rainbow’s End cafe was AMAZING … Again, fairy lights and cosy setting, what’s not to like? Just because I like some things dark (like coffee), doesn’t mean yer Gothy chick is not swayed by fluffy, cosy shizzle!
Oh and the cafe is also full of art and sponsors local artists. What can I say, I just dig these kind of places with soul (I sold mine so….).
The famous Charles Bridge …
Charles Bridge is ALWAYS rammed. Day, night, dawn, dusk, it is full of tourists and photographers. I bet that when the lockdown happened, the Bridge was fist pumping a rock or two!
OMFG the stairs I climbed to get to the top of the tower made me feel like I had climbed the Everest. Note to self : never complain again about the incline on the treadmill.
Travelling is what keeps me alive and motivated. I have been travelling solo all around the world since I was 19, and there is nothing that beats the feeling of utter excitement and eagerness that you get when you set off for new sights, or just enjoy those new sights.
Oh wait for it…
… This is the weirdest statue I have ever seen and it really made me giggle when I saw it. You know what came to my mind when I saw it? Upside Down by Diana Ross. Yep!
Dude, I know the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road, but that’s taking it to another level. A whole ass upside down horse my friends.
Of course, a Thunderella trip is not complete without a detour to the METAL SHOP! Yes, that is the actual name of the store. Thank you for making it easy for my metal radar!
One day, I will have a display cabinet like that … one day….!
This shops rocks so much it had a list of Prague Rock and Metal bars on it. Of course, yours truly did go !
A Thunderella trip ain’t complete without a cheeky drink at the local rockin’ pub! So Hells Bells it was …
It’s a long way down the bottom if you wanna rock’n roll innit!
Unlike what happens in UK boozers, Europeans sit and chat (I KNOW!) respectfully whilst listening to Children of Bodom and other assorted tunes. Words cannot express how I miss this form of metal enjoyment. I cannot stand sticky, stuffed places where the only human sense that works is the sense of smell (Black Heart in Camden : sort your stinky ass toilets please).
Second note to the Black Heart in Camden : these toilets rocked and DID NOT smell like Satan’s urine test! You can do it too.
And now for some night shots …
I have another thousand photos so I will stop there … I am so happy I managed to score a trip in what seems to be a miserable year to come.
I am still hoping to score another trip (flights to Inverness are booked for July) so let us hope miss Rona does us a favour and takes a rocket back to oblivion!
❤️⚡❤️Love & Air Miles❤️⚡❤️