If you want to know the top 5 must see tourist locations before jetting off to Prague, this post will guide you through the amazing city and all it has to offer, with inside tips from my personal experience.
This was my most favourite place in the whole of Prague.
Despite the history of invasions in Prague, the Old Town Square has remained relatively untouched since the 10th Century. Hundreds of tourists crowd the historical cobbled streets. The square itself is the perfect place to admire the wonderful architecture that Prague has to offer. Not only that, but the square is full of various street performers and entertainers which restaurants and cafes.
One of the best parts about Charles Bridge, it's free. A leisurely walk across the 14th Century pedestrian only bridge is one of the most memorable experiences of visiting Prague. The bridge was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV to replace an older bridge that had been washed away by floods. Although completed in 1390, with the striking statues added in the 17th century.
Seeing Prague from the river Vltava is a magical experience and offers a way to see the many historical buildings and monuments right next to the river. Boat tours within the city are competitively priced and often include coffee and cake depending on the time of day you choose to embark.
U krále Brabantského
Otherwise known as the oldest pub in Prague. The pub has kept to it's original roots and has medieval shows. The whole pub is only lit by candle light to keep to its authenticity. This is the perfect stop before heading up the castle steps.
If you fancy talking a triumphant walk towards the castle, take the castle steps. Once you've reached the top the view is breath taking (mainly because you've walked up a load of steps) and rewarding.
You would assume that since this was my second visit to Universal Orlando, I would know what to expect and be able to handle myself. Wrong. Every year they have something new and this time HARRY POTTER! So, I thought I would share some helpful tips to those big kids out there, who (like me) cannot contain your excitement!
1) Go Off Peak
Unfortunately for me, I went during June-July. BIG MISTAKE. The queues were unbearable, and what was worse... the heat. It was so hot and humid that when walking around the park, we had to jump into every store or cafe for the air conditioning.
The queues are all outside, so be ready for that. You'll need tonnes of water to make sure you don't dehydrate in the long queues.
2) Buy An Unlimited Refill
One of the best deals you can come across is the unlimited refills. You buy a Universal themed sip cup, then throughout the day, you just ask for a refill and no questions asked. They have tonnes of flavours, so it isn't just water!
3) Download The App On The Free Wifi
One of my favourite things about Universal is the free wifi. With this, take advantage and download the app, it tells you in real time, queues lengths, parking reminder (so you don't forget where you parked)
4) Wear Sensible Clothes
We all want to look FABULOUS in our holiday photos, so we buy the most outrageously uncomfortable outfits. Thankfully, on my second visit, I wore baggy denim shorts and a comfy t-shirt. Trust me, in that heat, you want your back covered when it's dripping with sweat.
5) Book In Advance
It is true when they say, book online and in advance, your tickets will be cheaper. Not only that, but you get coupons for City Walk. Saving every penny helps!
Disney holidays and trips are becoming increasingly popular, I alone (a huge Disney fan) have been to Disneyland (Paris) 3 times, Disney World (Florida) 2 times and Disneyland (California) once. From my many visits, I have picked up on the essential items needed in your backpack when visiting a Disney park.
- Emergency kit (plasters, paracetamol, hair tie, anti bacteria gel, tissues, hard boiled sweets) - It may seem odd to have hard boiled sweets in an emergency kit, but trust me. When your sugar levels are low and you're in a long queue, having some sugar is great to keep you going until you can get to a restaurant/cafe.
- Portable charger and phone cable
- Pen (if you want to get autographs)
- Sunburn lotion
- Waterproof bags (to store your phone on wet rides)
- Bottled Water
- Travel Deodorant
- Lightweight waterproof poncho
These items have saved me from desperate situations. For example, when going to the toilet, sometimes there isn't any toilet paper... But having a pack of tissues in my backpack has helped me from awkward situations like that.
I'm the type of person who likes to be prepared where ever I go. I have an emergency kit in my handbag at all times.
I think it's really important to keep these items in your Disney backpack, because if you are in a Disney park, you've spent a lot of money to be there. You don't want to remember that day for the huge headache that wouldn't go away, or the blister that stopped you from exploring.