The moment we stepped off the plane in Prague we knew we were in for a heck of a climate change. It was now 10 degree Celsius which is about 40 degrees Fahrenheit and we were wearing shorts and flip flops… Yikes! Real autumn was upon us and we needed to stock up on warm clothes! So off we went day 1 to get better equipped for warmer weather, knowing good and well we really hadn’t anymore room in our bags. We bought tights, beanies, booties, sweaters and even a small coat. Not sure we had realized what October in Europe was going to feel like. But the cold weather was actually a pleasant surprise. It felt nice walking around with hot tea and going into shops ordering warm potato soup and goulash. Oh and did I mention how cheap the beer was? Yowza! This place was heaven. And around every corner were beautiful original buildings that hadn’t been destroyed in the war. All these original structures still fully intact with their ornate detail and color. It was so beautiful and I kept saying it felt like I was on the set of a Disney movie. I could totally see where Walt Disney had pulled some of his inspiration. Between the warm glasses of mulled wine and the tasty Trdelnik cinnamon sweets sold by the street vendors we explored this old town inside and out, dancing through the winding cobblestone streets. We hadn’t planned on staying here this long but 3 days turned into four and before we knew it we had changed hostels 3 times and ended up staying a whole week! After a week we started to feel a little like locals frequenting our favorite restaurants and the best little cafe, Au Gourmand, for brunch that had the most delicious cookies for dessert! I absolutely loved this city and I originally had never even planned on coming here. It’s funny how things work out like that. The same thing happened with Greece, the last minute, spur of the moment decisions ended up surprising us and being the most memorable.
Our next stop was Munich to meet up with my friend from Cal Poly, Marielle! She was taking two weeks off to come travel with me and our first stop was Oktoberfest! We decided to take a bus from Prague to Munich having heard it was he cheapest route. I never bought I’d be a fan of tour buses as a mode of transportation but it was actually really nice and a good place to catch some solid sleep!
See you in Munich! Prost!