Prague is a city with an extensive history. As an example, one of the main tourist attractions is the Charles Bridge, which was built in 1402. Let me repeat that date: 1402. That’s before the United States was even a thought. Heck, that was a full 90 years before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
And that’s just the beginning. It’s also home to the largest castle in the world, a town square that’s everything a European town square should be, and an astronomical clock installed in 1401 that still works today.
There’s obviously plenty to do in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Here are some of the activities I would highly recommend during a short visit:
Last week I told you all about how you can spend three to four days in Amsterdam. You can visit that post here. This week, I thought I'd post some of the best pictures I took with my iPhone of the city.
Here they are:
Here in the U.S., if you tell someone you’re headed to Amsterdam, it’s not unusual for a smile to crack across the face of that person. Why? Well, you may already know. Actually, you may also have that same smile on your face.
Here’s the thing: to many, the one and only reason to head to Amsterdam is because of their coffeeshops. Yes, you guessed it: the kind of coffee shop that doesn’t sell coffee (email me if you’re not sure what they sell).
But once I landed in the Netherlands (quick side note: the full name of the country is Kingdom of the Netherlands), I quickly realized there’s a whole lot more to the city than “coffee.”
This summer I went back to Europe for the first time in a long time. Over the span of two weeks, my fiancée and I took in the Netherlands, Czech Republic (or Czechia, if you prefer), Germany, and Switzerland.
Many of you have asked how I paid for the trip. I covered the flights here. Yeah, free flights by transferring 110,000 of my Chase Ultimate Rewards points to a few of Chase’s travel partners (United and Air France). Taxes, unfortunately, still have to get paid, so in addition to my points, I paid $250.
Once we landed, here’s where we stayed and how much it cost:
With recent terrorist attacks in Manchester, London, Paris, Germany, Stockholm, and elsewhere, it’s no surprise many people are worried about travel to Europe. I mean, it seems like every headline you see is about some lunatic blowing themselves up, driving a vehicle into a crowd of people, or the like.
Plus, the U.S. State Department recently put out a travel warning for all of Europe.