With full bellies and happy hearts, we decided to wander around the city. After meandering through the streets for awhile, we finally stumbled into Old Town Square. This city is breathtaking! Prague has a very gothic, dark, medieval vibe. I could have stood in the center of the square all night taking in my surroundings; however, my hands and feet started to go numb after a couple minutes so I knew it was time to head back home. A couple of Maddie's high school friends arrived around 10pm and shortly after we headed back out for a night of dancing and fun. We ended up at a music bar, Nebe, which was packed with local students and young adults. It was a nice change of pace from the usual abroad student scene.
Since arriving in Europe, I've realized waking up early isn't so bad when you have a whole new country to explore! All five of us were up and ready to go around 8am and walked straight to the Charles Bridge and up to the Prague Castle. We explored St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and Golden Lane. The Cathedral was definitely my favorite because of the sky scrapper high ceilings, amazing stain glass windows, and beautiful statues throughout. Sadly, none of the buildings were heated so by the time our tours ended I was on the brink of losing a couple fingers to the bitter cold. However, we still had so much to see and do that not even hypothermia could deter us.
This was my favorite part of our trip to Prague. Even on a gloomy, cold day, the sights from the top of the bell tower were to die for. Before heading home for a quick nap, we decided to finally try a famous Czech dessert. A Trdelnik is a warm cinnamon chimney filled with nutella and was absolutely amazing. Couldn't help but thinking how much my brother would love this dessert. After 7 ish hours of sight seeing, we made it home for a little down time before heading to a five story club called Karlovy Lazne. From the music to the decorations, each floor had a completely different theme. We spent significant time on each floor but my favorite was definitely the oldies themed floor. To cap off the night, the five of us decided to split of shot of absinth. When in Prague, Right? Even just a little taste was more than enough, it burned all the way down. Don't worry mom and dad, it won't happen again.