The second day we were there it was Sunday, so due to that everything closed at earlier times. We did know where we were going though thanks to being lost the night before and did the tourist squares throughout the city.
We started with Wenceslass Square. You might as well go to Time Square. The street starts with this amazing old political building.
After that it feeds into McDonald’s, KFC, and H&M, among a number of other international main brands. They had a couple of acts going on in the middle, like this…. I have no idea what it is.
The street even ends in The New Yorker to sum up the street in one store. This seemed to be a big deal out front of it so I got a picture… I actually have no idea.
At the end there are a number of streets that maze off going towards the Old Town. These are cute and off and on between souvenir shops, hole in the wall bars, and up scale bohemian crystal shops.
The Old Town was definitely my favorite. It was beautiful. This is also where the famous Astronomical clock is. (Which the excitement of “the hour” is actually super lame, it’s just dolls up in a tiny window that pass by.)
We walked along the river and over one of the bridges (not Charles, saved that and the castle for tomorrow).
After that we went to the Jewish part of the city, “Josefov”. There’s a touristy-famous section with a cemetery and house from when it was a ghetto.
We walked back towards the hotel and got dinner in the Old Town main square. The street food is a serious must.
The night before we went to the bars in the tourist areas and it was TERRIBLE. So we did our research this time and found a semifamous street farther away with real Czech bars in Zizkov. It was fun even for a Sunday night. On the way there we ran into some amazing architecture and sights along the way. I have no idea what any of this actually is, but an adorable Christmas village? Ok.
The “bohemian style” was the style of life in every bar in this bohemian country. I felt like the ultimate hipster. Dim red lighting, books, strange paintings, and cheap drinks. Most people spoke minimal English and usually just looked at us and said “Beer?” (The question mark was minimal.)
Alcohol wasn’t as popular (and extremely watered down). So I tried the wine. It was rather garbage most places but I’m not picky. The last stop we saw them pour someone’s and realized it was coming from a sketchy liter sized, no label, plastic bottle. I don’t recommend Czech house wine. (Seriously, I paid the next morning.)