Greg and I first decided to make a trip to Prague in August when we learned that my friend and instructor from Dollhouse was traveling there to compete in a worldwide pole dance competition. To be honest, Prague had never really been on our list of places to go. But, with someone we knew heading there for a competition, we thought: what the heck, let’s go, too!
Holy buckets. Prague is ridiculously beautiful! The buildings are all incredibly well-maintained and seem as though they’ve really never been touched in the thousands of years they’ve been around. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier city.
Greg and I spent three nights in Prague, which was enough time to see just about everything we wanted to see.
- We arrived late Friday night and took a cab to our Airbnb, which was located just a short walk from the old town square (and everything else, really. Prague is super walkable).
- Greg and I got breakfast on our way to meet Jamie to rehearse before the competition. I forgot to mention, Greg had his debut pole performance in Prague as Jamie’s dead husband! So, we met with Jamie a few hours before the show to go over what he needed to do/wear
- Jamie WON the semi-pro division of the competition!!! I’m so glad we were there to watch her winning performance. Well, I got to watch, Greg was on stage with his eyes closed.
- After the competition, Greg and I stopped in a restaurant near the theatre for a delicious dinner. I tried duck, and Greg tried beef cheek, for the first time.
- We happened to visit Prague during the Signal Festival/Festival of Lights, and Greg and I spent the rest of the evening wandering around Prague to see the various light shows on display. The light show broadcast on the Church of St. Ludmila was our favorite.
- Greg and I slept in and then wandered around the old town square before getting lunch at a restaurant right on the Vltava River.
- After lunch, we crossed the Charles Bridge, met up with Jamie, and explored Prague Castle. There are 287 steps to the top of the Prague Castle tower, and you better believe we climbed them! It was brutal, but the view from the top of the tower was definitely worth it.
- We made our way back towards the Charles Bridge stopping to eat Trdlenik, gaze at the John Lennon wall and to witness two ducks mating along the way.
- Back across the bridge, we meandered around the Medieval Torture Device museum (which was gruesome, to say the least), and then got dinner at an Italian restaurant on the way back to the old town square.
- After saying goodbye to Jamie and resting our legs a bit, Greg and I went out for a late night snack before heading to bed for the night.
- Travel day. We left Prague at 10am, and made it back to Southampton around 3pm. While the flight to Prague is only an hour and a half from England, to get to the airport from Southampton requires taking three different trains.
Our trip to Prague was unbelievable. There is a definite magic to the city, and even after spending only a few days there, we felt completely at home. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Next up: Paris, Geneva and Amsterdam in November!