Prague Castle, Lennon Wall, and a Railway Restaurant

This blog post is a continuation of my Prague itinerary from the previous two blog posts.  You should check them out if you haven’t done so already – Days 0 to 2 at Why is Prague the “Taiwan” of Europe, and day 3 at Visiting Powder Tower, Jewish Museum, Eating Chimney Cakes.



Prague Castle (website)

Prague Castle was situated a little further away than Old Town Square, and so we dedicated one day to visit this Castle.  Supposedly it would take us 5 hours to see the whole thing.

Prague Castle, located in the heart of the Czech capital, is one of the largest and most ancient castles in the world. Dating back to the 9th century, it spans an impressive area of almost 70,000 square meters and presents a blend of various architectural styles, from Gothic to Baroque.

Serving as the official residence of the Czech president, it also houses numerous museums, galleries, and historical landmarks within its complex. The stunning St. Vitus Cathedral, an iconic feature of the castle, showcases remarkable stained glass windows and the tomb of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of the Czech Republic. With its breathtaking views of the city and the Vltava River, Prague Castle is a must-visit destination for those seeking an immersive experience in the rich history and cultural heritage of Prague. Continue reading Prague Castle, Lennon Wall, and a Railway Restaurant

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?