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Prague

We had a plan to visit Prague five years ago, but another opportunities have led us aside.

After we had longest trip in my life, by bus to Paris, I hoped that we won’t ever travel long distances by bus in such a short time that we got.

But we did it again!

And I certainly recommend to try at least once in a life time.

At firs 6 hours driving you can have fun watching bus passengers, after 9th hour you start to hate your travel guide Alexander because all the time we are out of time and your boyfriend starts to pretend sleeping. On the way back home you are terribly tired and start to argue even about nonsense (but that was mostly our fault because we were waking up too early because of our travel plan and walking all day long with no rest).

But if You don’t like to settle down somewhere for a long time as me You will love it. Because life is a big and exciting adventure, which we created for ourselves.

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In Prague we would recommend to buy an 24h ticket for all transports. Trams are going through all of the city and it is very easy to use metro. Station Náměsti Míru is the deepest station in Europe. Down to the earth on 53 meters doesn’t inspired a confidence in me, but Czech people in hurry were running up and down on escalator. Meanwhile I was holding strong to the handrail which was going faster then stairs . But then You quickly adapt! And do it better than local!

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The best places to drink amazing Czech beer and eat real traditional food:

  • U Dvou koček ( the dark beer is the best one).
  • U Medvidku-brewery ( In the past century the original brewery. Also they have great soups).
  • Pivovar u Fleku (better to go there at evening and to sit outside).
  • Výtopna (but only to get a beer drived by train to the table and get ready to pay extra for that).

Don’t:  in our black list where we don’t recommend to spend unclearly big amount of money is Letná Beer Garden.

Am sure there are more places to visit, but we had only two days in Prague.

Life hack:

  • After drinking real Italian wine don’t drag 5 bottles of Czech wine at home.
  • Swiss chocolate there is cheaper. I bought for myself  10 chocolate bars. But don’t buy Czech chocolate. Or recommend me the good one.
  • Czech ice cream is not Italian, even they are not so far away from each other. But if You still want to try go to Angelato. 6Q5A9989.jpgWe knew where we are going, but still I got groggy feeling from architecture like that. The name for such style – deconstruction! It symbolize dancing man and woman… In my opinion its copy of me dancing.
    Actually Dancing house is a “free” viewing place! With elevator to 7th floor, order tea, coffee, beer and enjoy morning Prague.6Q5A00256Q5A00366Q5A0055
  • Very popular in Prague is to have a dinner on Vlatava boat, we din’t used that opportunity, but heard that is amazing plan for a family evening. 6Q5A03176Q5A0304

The best time is early morning, only time when streets are almost empty from tourists.

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All old cities are unique with their occulty, but Prague is full of stories about alchemists, astronomers, magicians, ghosts. It took almost all our road to Czech Republit to get initiated to these legends.

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Souvenirs are crazy expensive in the city! I had a plan to buy an Krtek for my goddaughter ( Krtek is an animated character in a series of cartoon of Czech Republic)

Lifehack: Find simple toy store, there will be at least 10 euros cheaper.

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✓ Check! We seen famous Prague astronomical clock, or Prague orloj.

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world . And now we dream of having arm clock like that.

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Never stop wondering and cherish Your time! 

Sacra di San Michele

Realizing that my journey in Italy soon will end, leaded me to do the thing i wanted to accomplish from the beginning of my adventure.

I fell in love with mountains first when I saw them in Slovakia, it was winter and foggy weather. So we couldn’t see them sharp. All I was asking my boyfriend, are these mountains or just clouds, because i newer seen them before in my life. Since then I want a little house near mountains! But that is just a dream… Which one day will become an goal!

So going in, I decided to concur  the Sacra of San Michele in the first day of summer! This monument is a symbol of Piedmont Region . But the most what was sparking in me was the way up!

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I got the train from Torino to S.Ambrogio, it took less than half an hour to get there. I was not even looking at the map to find where i should go.

My reference point was waiting for me! And it to be true, scaring me. How im gonna get there? And dark clouds were coming.

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Very fast i found the road through the forest which leaded to the top. I was moving fast without a stop. I was so excited to get to the destination! But in the middle I started to realize what i signed up for an amazing view. Tiredness and not seeing the end of the road puzzled me. But still i was enjoying that i didn’t met nobody on my way up!

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After hour and the half of running up I was proud and happy! And trying not to think about the way back, but only enjoying the moment and life!  The spiritual value and the landscape that sorrounds it trasform the Sacra in is a special destination for special desires for loneliness.

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Well, the road back was not so bad and even more faster than up!

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Genova

Im not the lover of resort places, that is why city like Genova wasn’t in first place of my bucket-list.  But on weekend my best friend, obsessed with seasides, was visiting me in Torino and we decided to make a little one day trip.

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The great thing about arriving at a destination early is the fact that you have almost the entire day ahead of you and streets are empty from tourists. We had 7 hours to see as much as possible. I was expecting only to have a walk in a long promenade Corso Italia ( about 3 km along the sea) and to have a sunbath on crowded beach. But my expectations changed after we went out from city center of Torino, by bus ( I definitely suggest to use Flixbus).  Almost 3h long trip from Torino was full of breathtaking landscapes of mountains, forests, hills, beautiful roads.

First expectation of Genova was that I immediately saw the difference from what i had seen before. Super narrow and endless streets in city haunted me to feel like im in 17th century and plague is somewhere near! dirty… i thought. But of course i didn’t captured the mess.  Also I had feeling of amazement how architecture withstand the ravages of time.

But it took only some minutes and city changed completely.

And of course the seaside. It was quite difficult to find a place where to lay on, because almost all beach was a property of  hotels.  But we found a place and  we were the only ones who were swimming (for us, as a Baltic people, water was quite warm).

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And again after we left a seaside in another direction, Genova surprised me again.

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Day and midnight in Torino

I am always saying that i don’t like to make photos of people. Humans are definitely small creatures, but someone of us create big things. If to start to think about that a lot, it becomes too scary, of what is capable humans mind! And that is what i love to capture – infinite potential of us.  It fascinates me of how from stone people come up with architecture. From huge and powerful to graceful and exquisite.

But what humans will never be able to tame is day coming and going, even in magic Turin.

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