Visiting Powder Tower, Jewish Museum, Eating Chimney Cakes

This post is a continuation of our time in Prague from “Why is Prague the Taiwan of Europe.”  In this post, you will see lots of information about the Jewish Quarter, the Prague Castle inside and its gardens, restaurants we ate at, and a revisit to the old town square.



We revisited the Old Town Square first because we were going to the Powder Tower.

Old Town Square, Prague

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Why is Prague the “Taiwan” of Europe?

Our driver, Mr. Lau from, told us that Prague, and the rest of Czech Republic, is pretty much just like Taiwan.  Why?  That’s cause Prague is super cheap, especially in comparison with other countries like United Kingdom, Italy, and also the country we last visited – Austria.  We’re talking like at least half price to 2/3 cheaper.  And not only that, the way they maintain their nature is also similar – it just feels more rundown and unkempt than say their neighbor Austria, where their grass and gardens were maintained to perfection.

From a history and cultural standpoint, I think Vienna takes the cake here.  That doesn’t mean Prague didn’t offer anything interesting from their museums and castles, they still were impressive, but just not AS impressive as Vienna and Austria.  On the plus side, at least the variety of food there was much better than eating schnitzel and beef broth soup everyday in Austria.

Enough of the chitchat, let’s get straight to our itinerary and photos. Continue reading Why is Prague the “Taiwan” of Europe?