DELUXSHIONIST TRIP TO PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC: DAY 1 - I have never imagined that the first European country I visited would be the Czech Republic. Well, it wasn't my first attempts to visit Europe, in 2013 I have applied Schengen Visa to attend Paris Fashion Week, although they had granted me with a short visit visa (multiple entries, even) it has never happened. In 2015, after my Bali Trip with Pepsodent, I compete to get a ticket to Prague, but I ended up lost (obviously), but I was not really feeling it because the trip was on winter European time. And finally in 2016, on the beautiful Autumn Season in Northern part of the Earth, I had stepped my two feet in Europe, and it was Prague, Czech Republic because I have submitted a Home Credit article and they choose me to join this trip, but long story short it was amazing experience I had, not only Prague but the iconic city in Czech Republic like Kutna Hora & Cesky Krumlov. I will write the elaborate stories below
I fly from Jakarta CGK Airport by KLM Dutch Airline, transit in Kuala Lumpur for about 1 hour and then transit in Amsterdam for about 6 hours, it was a butt hurt flight but thank god I got a comfortable seat, so when I need to move, I can stand or take a walk to the toilet without disturb other people. I fly with their Boeing 777-300 ER JET, if you want to try the Boeing in a short flight, you can book them for a flight to KL, I was thinking of it because I have an event to attend in KL the week earlier for Mercedes Benz.
The flight went smoothly and the first thing I want to do when I have 6 hours at Amsterdam Airport was charging my phones, brush my teeth and eat McDonalds for almost 10 Euro. After all transit businesses, we changed the flight, we got the smaller size plan and most of the passengers were elderly people, I was like "Really?" I was thinking whether Prague will be boring. We have board etc and there is a young lady that caught my attention because of she kinda pretty and annoying at the same time, seating in the window seat in front of me. Something, where I was flying in the sky that makes me scary as hell, is SHE DID NOT TURN OFF HER PHONE during the flight she was crazy and plainly sending some emails of office drama (ya I was seeing what she does & reading some words, sorryyyy lol), yeaaa I know (maybe) that one or two phones would not affect the communication, but still I was scared. So, please even it was a short flight, turn off your phone to airplane mode and send the emails later would not be hurt. But Thanked God, we safely landed, nice weather about 12-15 Degree Autumn Celcius, Welcome to Ceska Republika.
As we have arrived in the afternoon, and welcomed by appointed tour agent, who would be likely asked where we want to go, but I think we were all tired and need an hour of clean and rest then strolling around. We had stayed at Ibis Praha Old Town, next to Palladium Mall in a neighborhood (or street) called Namesti Republiky which is walking distance from the old town square, pretty nice. Prague is a major beautiful city on East European side, which is cheaper compared with Central or West Europe countries, I suggest you visit this beautiful city if you someday you plan your mainstream European Itinerary.
1 hour of preparation and clean, we had enjoyed the old town had enjoyed the traditional takeaway snack, that could be eaten by two people "Staroprzske Tradicni TRDLO" Vanilla Dream, which was full of whipped cream and big strawberries ever, it was big, sweet and good, it was like cinnamon bread with sparks of white sugar & traditionally baked or grilled. I forgot how much for the Trdelnik, maybe 65Kr (yes, they don't use Euro, it makes the price here pretty much cheaper) and now I am craving for the Trdelnik with Ice Cream, and now 11 PM, what a perfect time to craving for a food.
I hate it because so many people (what do you expect? A historical old town square with fewer people would be impossible unless the old town back in 5 centuries ago lol). Yes people were coming here, immortilized the Astronomical Clock, eating street food after shop at Pariska Street, playing Segway for a God sake, take a million photos, walking around an old alley and closed the day at Chinese Resto with a plate full of fried rice & grilled duck, that actually safe my existence because of jet lag I woke up at 2 AM and hungry.
MEETING IN PRAGUE WITH HOME CREDIT
DELUXSHIONIST TRIP TO PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC PART II
DELUXSHIONIST TRAVEL | VISIT KUTNA HORA
DELUXSHIONIST TRAVEL | EXPLORE CESKY KRUMLOV