Prague, as Promised.

Prague.

A must.

Things to do in Prague? SO so much.

I definitely want to go back.

So to save you from a heavily worded post about every little thing that we did and didn’t do, here are my Top Ten Favorite things about Prague (so far) in no particular order.

1. The Charles Bridge. It was gorgeous. We skipped the fancy tours and just strolled along taking in all the sights and sounds and it was absolutely amazing.

2. The Cat Cafe. It was adorable. Don’t go in the summer though, there’s no air conditioning and it gets pretty stuffy in there. Other than that, the concept was cute, and the cats, even cuter. We did wish that they had a full service type menu to order from though. Instead, they had free-to-grab snacks and juices included in the price (per hour). For our very first Cat Cafe, it satisfied our needs to cuddle with kitties in a Cafe.

3. Angelato’s. OMG. Eat gelato here. PLEASE. I had pistachio & stracciatella in a cup and it did not disappoint.

4. The Astronomical Clock. It was closed and under repair but from what I saw, it was absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to go back and actually get a closer look.

5. Las Adelitas. Fantastic street tacos. Best birthday dinner, EVER.

6. Old Town Square. Just breathtaking. From the street food to the street performers, this is the place to be.

7. Pizzeria Kmotra. Cheap and delicious wood fired pizza. Did I mention cheap? and delicious?

8. Prague Zoo. Okay, we didn’t get to go here due to time restrictions but it was on our list and it had amazing reviews. So next time, this is our first stop.

9. Dyzajn Market. Loved every little thing about this little market. Great finds, good food, and live music.

10. The variety of things to do. So many restaurants, so many tours, so much to see and do. Definitely one of my favorite places I’ve visited in Europe so far.

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The Eiserner Steg

A couple months ago we took a day trip out to Frankfurt, Germany because we heard there was a FIVE GUYS. A Five Guys, guys! Good old American style hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes! We were so excited because we were really feenin’ for a little something that reminded us of “home”. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Everything tasted exactly as we remembered. Thank you, Five Guys Frankfurt, for existing, for being opened, and for serving up delicious goodness.

When we were done eating we HAD to walk off our overly stuffed bellies so we headed out to walk the town before heading back to the car. Much to our surprise, we came across an old bridge with LOVE locks on it. We had seen these before in movies but we had never had the opportunity to see one up close and personal. This discovery was definitely the highlight of our trip (along with those insanely delicious milkshakes!). Walking across the bridge and seeing all the locks with personal inscriptions on them definitely felt like something out of a fairy tale.

The official name of this bridge is, “The Eiserner Steg” and if you ever want to look it up it’s located in Frankfurt, Germany. This bridge is also known as The Iron Footbridge or The Iron Bridge or the Love Lock Bridge.

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Welcome to Wiesbaden

Here I am, first day online. Now, where to start….

Let’s start with a major fact about my life at present time. I’m an American currently living in Germany. We moved here in August of 2017 so it’s not quite been a full year yet. We have yet to live here through the summer months, which is ever so quietly beginning to sneak up on us. I happen to be very concerned with how June and July are going to pan out here simply due to the fact that we have no air conditioning. I know some people in the U.S. can live quite fine with no air conditioning (I see you, Maine) but fact of the matter is, I didn’t move here from Maine. I moved here from, hot as hey, Florida and I relied on air conditioning every single second of the two years that I lived there.

Being an army brat, I’ve lived in a tooooooooonnnn of places. To give you an idea, I went to three different high schools in three different states. I can’t even count how many elementary schools I attended, all mostly in Texas but I did some “time” in North Carolina as well. My brother, who is two years younger than I am, was born in Heidelberg, Germany. I don’t even remember ever living there but I have photos from my childhood to prove it. I was born in Columbia, South Carolina and I have no recollection of ever living there, however, one day I’d love to go back for a tour.

Anyway, point is, I’ve lived in many different states and all these places provided me with the amazing luxury of air conditioning so I really don’t know how I’m going to survive the heat of Wiesbaden.

Now I know summers here won’t be as crazy as Florida is (year round) but regardless, it still gets pretty hot here. I’ve heard it can get well up into the 90’s sometimes. I’m really hoping it doesn’t get up into the 100’s because that’s what we dealt with in Florida (but we had a/c and hid inside the house most days). So yeah, no air conditioning. Apparently, in Germany, we don’t need it. I beg to differ. We’re already in May and we’ve had maybe two really warm days, and I have to say, I didn’t like it much. The weather is still cool enough in the evenings right now so we only have to slightly suffer for a few short hours during the afternoon.  Anyway, I guess we will see what happens within the next few weeks once summer starts creeping in.

So, what do I love about Germany? Everything else! We live pretty close to downtown so we are able to walk down into the city from our apartment. That fact alone has been pretty incredible. Not only does the city offer a variety of restaurants and shops to visit, but they also hold a few fests and Christmas markets as well.

I’m sure I’m going to write many posts that discuss my experiences here in Germany. I have a lot to say about shopping, driving, grocery stores, and even the amazing travel opportunities … but I’ll save those for another day.

For now, enjoy a little slideshow of some of the photos I’ve snapped since I’ve lived here.

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