It was love at first sight. Prague just has that effect on you especially if you arrive by train and get off at the central station.
My first encounter with this charming city was a couple of years ago in the deep autumn, where the sweet smell of roasted nuts and trdelnik was in the air, the city was dressed in pretty autumn colours, Christmas markets were starting to pop out and there were lot, I mean LOT less tourists.
The word romantic must have been created for Prague, the city is oozing with charm and loveliness. Unfortunately the beauty has its price. The endless crowds of tourists, that is intensifying by the day does not make it easy to have a peaceful, let alone romantic getaway in the Czech capital. But don’t despair there are always roads less travelled.
My second visit to Prague was just a couple of months ago as I was on a layover flight from Armenia. My husband and I had a few short hours to spend in the city and didn’t miss our chance to hop out of the airport. It just takes 30 min and a few EUR by the airport express bus and you find yourself amidst all the beauty and charm. Our flight landed pretty early, which means that we had the city to ourselves for a few hours before the flocks of Chinese, Spanish and other nationalities flooded the center.
Our first stop was the main square, with its beautiful old buildings and the famous astronomical clock.