I want to ‘Go With Oh’ To Prague
Extravagant churches, cosy cobbled streets, carb laden food, hearty beer, and some of the most welcoming people on the planet. I have always had a soft spot for Eastern Europe. Whenever I am in Europe, I always make a point of visiting a destination in either Eastern or Central Europe, but for some reason I have not yet been to Prague. Which is almost scandelous when you consider just how much everyone seems to rave about this city.
I need to discover it for myself.
So when Go with Oh contacted me about their newest guest blogger competition, I knew I needed to put forward an entry. So what would I do in Prague if I were to be chosen to be a Go with Oh guest blogger? Well you know me, I would do my best to bring you several articles, all exploring different aspects of the city. But what exactly would I be doing?
(also stay tuned to the end of the post to see how you could win one of four great prizes from Go With Oh)
1) Walking the soles off my shoes with a local guide
I love walking. I love exploring a city by foot. Not only do I have an opportunity to discover interesting little alley ways, marvelous little cafes and eateries, but I also get to experience the city on a more personal level. (and I learn my way around better) And you know what would be even better than wandering around Prague, wide eyed, on my own? Well, discovering it with a local person of course.
There are two ways I could do that in Prague. I could either go on Discover Walks Tour, which is where enthusiastic locals show visitors around their city. The tours have no set itinerary, and guests ge to request what kind of things they would like to discover. But perhaps even better to that, would be making some friends with some local Czechs, and discover the city their way.
2) Go back in time
One of the most iconic Prague landmarks is the Prague Castle. This is no ordinary castle… it’s the biggest ancient castle in the world according to the Guinness book of world records. Sitting atop a hill (as many castles do), it offers spectacular views of the surrounding country side – a bonus for shutter bugs like myself. But if I were to visit Prague Castle with Go with Oh, I would want to make sure it was special…. perhaps… in period costume?
3) Relax with a cold one
The Czech Republic is famous for it’s beer. And after living in Belgium for a year, and working my way through their 700+ beers, I now consider myself a connoisseur of sorts. So of course, I would have to make time for some Czech brew. Since I will be staying in Prague, there is no excuse to not try Pragues very own drink, Staropramen.
Now what’s in it for you? Of course, you don’t think I was just going to sit around in a beer cafe, enjoying myself, and watching the day pass by right? Of course not! I will be busy doing detailed research and analysis in order to bring you the most comprehensive guide to Czech beer the internet has ever seen. Oh, the sacrifices I make to travel blogging!
4) Prague is more than medieval, let’s go see something modern as well
It’s easy to get caught up in the medieval atmosphere in Prague. The central cities cobbled streets are lined with historic buildings. But Prague is also a modern city, with a vibrant youth culture. I would make sure to set aside a day for the Artbanka Museum of Young Art, which is dedicated to young Czech contemporary art.
In the evening, I would make sure to check out some black light theatre.
5) Food, food, food
I’m not going to lie, one of my favourite things about central/ eastern Europe is the food. I love anything carb heavy, and Czech food certainly caters to my tastes. One of my favourite ways to discover a new culture is to learn about it’s food. You can learn a lot about a people by what they eat, and how they eat it.
There is more to food than just eating it. If I were a Go with Oh guest blogger, I would seek out a culinarily inclined local who could actually teach me how to make some of the food for myself!
And of course, food is a daily requirement, so when I wasn’t learning how to cook up my own Czech delicacies, I would make sure to go on a sampling tour of the local markets. If Go with Oh sent me to Prague during December, I would also have an opportunity to sample the food and drink available at the pretty Christmas markets.
Do you think I should go to Prague?
Do you want silly photos of me in a period costume in front of Prague castle? Do you require a Czech beer drinking guide? Do you want to learn how to make some Czech food with me? Well then I hope I get selected! But of course, there is much more to do in Prague than the 5 things that I listed in this contest entry. So the question really is: What do YOU want to see me do in Prague?