Before coming to Europe, I often heard people gush about Prague being their favorite city (it was either Prague or Paris). Then I finally came to Prague…
I was beginning to think that Prague was another overrated city. It’s so touristy that during the day, I couldn’t even take a photo without a head bobbing up and down the frame. See?
This is what the famous Charles Bridge looks like during the day.
It gets worse in the middle where the art sellers and street performers are.
So one early morning, when everyone was still asleep, I walked aimlessly in the empty streets. For the first time, I finally saw why everyone falls in love with Prague.
Now, I love Prague too…but only when it’s naked.
Charles Bridge without a soul in sight.
For a peaceful while, my only company were birds and a few passersby.
I took this chance to examine in detail the beautiful statues on the bridge…
…and to admire the view before Prague woke up.
Then a little later, joggers started trickling in.
I loved seeing the empty streets. It was like a ghost town.
I just turned on every corner I fancied…
…until I reached the charmingly empty Old Town Square.
This square is usually packed with tourists, usually in groups preparing to be dispatched in different directions with their tour guides.
On my walk back to the hostel. It was already around 8am, I think. Ah, I love naked Prague!
Travel: October 2013