The people’s string foundation- The Fallen (Civil Disobedience EP)
It was the city of Prague this time. 33 pounds for the flight and my friend keeping me company for the four-day city break sounded exciting. Dragoş dreamt about going there for a while and there couldn’t have been a better birthday present for him. For me was more spontaneous. I am a wine person and I thought that beer might just taste better in Prague!
We both flew out from London in the evening and as we haven’t planned much beforehand we somehow managed to catch the right bus towards the city, where trams run 24/7. We stopped at a high street shop in I.P. Pavlova and bought some Danish pastries, beers and my friend also got a yogurt. After we took the right tram in the wrong direction, we eventually got to the hostel and found out that the yogurt was already half-drank when he opened the bottle. Thus, our foodie excursion began with a second hand yogurt. I bet my friend would have better stuck with the beer!
We had booked an eight people mixed apartment with two bedrooms, and shared the room with two Brazilian girls from Sao Paolo, who were touring Europe. Living with strangers in the same apartment for a period might sound undoable for some people, but the best thing about it is that the ones you share the space with usually have the same mentality as you, they’re respectful and open-minded, thirsty for adventure (beer) and hungry for new.
Apart from the tourist attractions, the city of Prague has much more to offer. Starting with the gray colour of the suburbs, the graffiti painted walls along Vlatava river and images that still completely belong to the communist period, they all deliver doubtful feelings. Was it probably because of the foggy mornings, the pale and serious faces of the locals, the kidnapping sound that you hear every time the tram approaches? It got me pensive, but all that matters in the end is that I filled myself with positive energy.
Every place I go to is an entirely new experience, and it is not because some places have castles and others beaches, but because people look, speak, eat, drink differently, the streets have different colours, different smells and sounds.
Undoubtedly, my favourite czech dish is the dark beer onion and cheese soup, served with croutons along with a draught of Staropramen!
Prague is definitely a holiday destination you should “czech”. Go discover its story, is not as bitter as beer!
Surround yourself with inspiring people!