Can you introduce us? Who are you?
Hello, my name is Marina.
I live in the United States in the state of California. I love to travel especially around Europe. It’s so amazing to be able to immerse myself in another culture. I enjoy experiencing other countries food and atmosphere. From all the places I was most impressed by Prague.
Our interview is especially about Prague. When and for how long is it best to visit Prague for you?
I last visited Prague a few months ago in early February to celebrate my birthday. Honestly, Prague is so stunning and beautiful I would recommend at least a week to see everything especially the architectures and learn the history. Something I invested in and would totally recommend when I went was doing a photo tour where I got to see some areas I may not have seen while roaming around while getting great pictures taken in addition.
What place in Prague did you love the most and why?
I honestly loved everything about Prague! From the people to the food, and the vicinity of everything with the landscapes. If I had to choose my favourite it would have to be tied with Charles’s Bridge and the Prague Castle. The Charles bridge just has gorgeous views from any area you see it especially with the statuary of the Holy Crucifix and Calvary. The wonderful thing about Prague is everything is walkable to see especially all the main tourist landmarks.
Have you also visited another place in the Czech Republic? If so what place it was.
Unfortunately, Prague was the only place I visited in the Czech Republic but I definitely plan to visit again sometime soon. I actually loved Prague so much that I want to get married there in a few years.
Czech cuisine is also an integral part of Prague. Which foods did you love most and can you recommend them to our readers?
Czech cuisine is scrumptious. You can’t go wrong with any of the main dishes especially with meat like beef or potatoes. Svíčková with dumplings is a classic Czech Republic dish that I enjoyed for a dinner type dish. The dish consists of sirloin beef that has been marinated and braised a day in advance. The meat is then covered in a root vegetable cream sauce and served with bread dumplings, a slice of lemon, cranberry sauce, and a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream. This dish stands out, even among all of my other favourite foods to eat in Prague. The combination of sweet, savoury, creamy and salty was so different than the food I am used to eating back home.
It was satisfying and restorative and exactly the sort of comfort food I like to eat. In addition, I would recommend trying the sweet bakery treats. The Czech Republic is known for its delicious desserts. I would recommend stopping by any of the cookie shops. Gingerbread was like a yummy Christmas party in my mouth that I couldn’t wait to keep eating. Trdelník or chimney cakes was my ultimate favourite sweet to indulge in. Trdelník is made of rolled yeast dough that is wrapped around a stick and roasted over an open flame until golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender and gooey in the middle. The hot dough is then brushed with butter and rolled around in a cinnamon-sugar and nut mixture. You can also get different flavours spread inside such as Nutella or chocolate. I think they are the best plain.
Marina is a passionate traveller. If you want to see more of her trips I recommend to visit her Instagram (@marinastraveladventures), where she has really great photos.
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