Prague via Dresden with Contiki

Leaving Berlin was a tough one – I could have happily spent another few days exploring the city and eating pretzels – but luckily our next stop was another much raved-about city, Prague. The up-and-coming venue of choice for a lot of British stag do’s, I was excited to get somewhere more affordable that also looked pretty darn beautiful.

Before leaving Berlin, we paid our respects at the Soviet War Memorial.
Soviet Memorial BerlinRather than our usual service station break, we took a rather special – and way more picturesque – lunch stop in the city of Dresden.
Our trip manager Tony explained that Dresden was completely gutted by Allied bombings in World War II – controversially, as many civilians had taken refuge there and there were few military targets. Walking around the beautiful town, you never would have guessed that it had been completely rebuilt in the last fifty years. The architecture was so beautiful and I even got chatting to a few fellow Brits whilst exploring.Dresden, GermanyDresden prettyOn arriving in Prague, we were given a walking tour of the city by Tony that started with some pretty stunning views.Prague rooftopsPetrin tower, pragueNope, that isn’t the Eiffel Tower but the Petřín Tower. Strangely, although it’s much shorter than the real deal, the top actually reaches higher than that of the Eiffel Tower because of the hill on which it stands.St Vitus CathedralWe gazed up at St. Vitus Cathedral and giggled at the peeing men statues by David Černý.Prague peeing menPrague view We also saw the famous Lennon Wall before taking a stroll over Charles Bridge.John Lennon Wall PragueLennon Wall Pragueview from Charles Bridge PragueCharles bridge PragueIt’s said that you can make a wish on this cross and it will come true within a year and a day.Charles Bridge PragueFrom here, we walked into the Old Town where we split up for some dinner.Prague SquareWe went decidedly un-Czech with our food choice and stopped at a Mexican restaurant! The sweetest Venezuelan waiter talked us into some heavily tequila laced cocktails that I’m blaming completely for the slippery drunken slope that the evening took.After a pit stop at our swanky hostel to change, the group went out to Zlaty Strom (Golden Tree), a surprisingly big club with a few different sections and pretty cheap drinks. At 79 Koruna for a G&T – just over £2 – and our awesome coach driver Darius having his first night off, it’s little surprise that my memory of the night is a little hazy. Although I’ve been told that I was practically unintelligible when my accent ‘scoused up’ a few notches!

Bet you can’t wait to hear how I was feeling the next morning…
Laura x


  1. Jenny Caramel
    July 11, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Oh I love Prague – I've been twice with my family, it's such a stunning city!

  2. jennie
    July 12, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    I am loving looking at your travel pictures! xx

  3. Hannah Simpson
    July 15, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Haha the drunken Scousing is something I do as well! Looks like you had an amazing time, really enjoying reading about it 🙂

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