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Where to Winter in Europe

There are those who flee from winter, flocking to warmer climates where they can shed the layers of clothing and relax in the sun. There’s certainly nothing wrong with this at all. But then are other people: those who embrace winter head-on and love it for everything it offers. The cozy atmosphere, the snow-covered trees and sidewalks, the lights, the feeling that the holidays are here and it’s time to be with family. These are all wonderful things that winter brings. If you belong to the later group and are looking for the best places to do winter in Europe than you’ve come to the right place.

Innsbruck, Austria

There’s no better place for winter-lovers than Innsbruck. Known as the ski and snowboard capital of the world, this charming city in the Austrian Alps is filled with an abundance of ski resorts and wintertime attractions. Having housed the Winter Olympics twice, there are also famous remnants like the ski jump. Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck offers all-inclusive packages that will make your trip the ultimate of skiing bliss and relaxation. You can also tour the headquarters of the Swarovski Crystals.

Reykjavik, Iceland

One of the coldest European winter destinations, Reykjavik makes the list because of the wonderful northern lights and the amazing landscape filled with countless geothermal pools. Nothing is quite as relaxing as warm natural water outdoor in the cold winter air. The Winter Lights Festival in February is also one of the best events in all of Europe. The city comes alive with an abundance of winter sports, museums events, and lively restaurants.

Abisko, Sweden

Like Iceland, while you might not see the light of day during your vacation, the breathtaking northern lights will more than make up for it. Abisko is one of the best places in the world to see this. Don’t miss the chance to visit the world’s first hotel made of ice either, the creatively named Icehotel in nearby Kiruna.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague’s medieval architecture is never better than in the winter. It’s at if the city was designed with the intention of being observed in the winter. What’s better is that visiting Prague in winter will steer you clear of the tourist crowds. You’ll get to enjoy this beautiful city and its beloved Christmas markets and concerts all at your own leisure.

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich’s proximity to the Swiss Alps and the surrounding lakes make it an ideal winter vacation. As you walk down the cobblestone street covered in snow, you’ll admire the architecture and feel the spirit of winter for everything it’s worth. Not only is the environment amazing, but what’s better than mouth-watering Swiss chocolate in the winter?

There are countless option to have a wonderful winter in Europe without heading to the Mediterranean. Embrace the the cold and snow and holiday spirit!

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Where to Eat in Chiang Mai

In a country already known for its delicious food, Chiang Mai, is a heaven of heavens for foodies. Delicious and cheap Thai food can be found on every street and corner, while you also find a wide variety of other cuisines, something almost anywhere else besides Bangkok lacks. From $1 street stalls to “expensive” $10 luxury dinners, here are the can’t miss places to eat in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Authentic Thai

Thais keep it simple: food carts on the side of the road and street vendors at night markets… which there a lot of. Whether it’s the Saturday night market on Wualai Road, the Sunday night market in the middle of the Old City, or the Night Bazaar east of the Old City on Chang Khlan Road, you can find vendors selling all kinds of Thai noodle and rice dishes, meat on a stick, spring rolls, smoothies, sticky rice, and so much more. Food from street vendors is safe and always cheap. Never should a meal here cost you more than $2 USD.

If you walk around the city around 4pm, you’ll find all the school kids flocking around food carts buying everything from smoothies to chicken satay and french fries. As a general rule of thumb when traveling, follow the locals. For an authentic Thai experience, eat where the locals eat, and these food carts are where they go.

Nimman

Nimmanhaemin Road (simply called Nimman to most) is an extremely developed, Westernized area of Chiang Mai. Here you will find a shocking amount of organic and health-conscious restaurants, the kind you would expect to see in New York City.

Mexican Food

One of the hardest things to find in Asia, Chiang Mai actually has a decent array of Mexican food. Loco Elvis is hands down the most popular Mexican restaurant in Chiang Mai. Located on the east wall of the Old City, they have live music most nights in addition to a huge menu with everything bean and cheese-lovers are craving. Other options are El Diablo just across the street or Salsa Kitchen on Huay Kaew Road.

Best Italian

Pizza generally falls into two categories: Italian-style and American-style. You can find great quality options of both in Chiang Mai. The best American-style pizza is not Pizza Hut (although they have those), it’s Duke’s. On the same street at the Night Bazaar, this popular Western haunt is famous for it’s pizza. Heading back to the Old City, La Fontana is the place to go for the more Italian-style pizza. Of course, it’s not just like Italy, but it’s close enough for Southeast Asia.

Best Japanese

Chiang Mai also has great Japanese food, including sushi. If there’s one thing you might want to avoid from food carts, it’s sushi. Instead go to Matsu by the North Gate of the Old City. They have the best sushi in Chiang Mai.

There are so many places to eat in this foodie’s heaven. Indian food is also extremely popular here as are brunch hotspots. You could spend all day, every day eating your way through Chiang Mai and not regret a single moment.

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Walking Tours of NYC

One of the best things about New York City is the wide selection of walking tours available. Some of them are even free! Learning the ins and outs of one of the biggest cities in the world is made so much easier and more informative when you have a local guide to show you around and introduce you to places you might not otherwise see. Make sure to check out some of these tours the next time you’re in The Big Apple.

Free Tours by Foot

Free Tours by Foot offers free volunteer-led tours all over the city. Multiple tours run every day and focus a specific themes like history, food, and culture. As travel blogger Nomadic Matt writes, “The company really shines in its diverse catalog—there’s a neighborhood or tour type for everyone. Most of the guides are actors and other long-time locals. They add a bit of quirky history to each tour, and since there’s no set script, each tour differs based on your guide.”

The Grand Tour by The Grand Central Partnership

The Grand Central Partnership organizes this free tour to educate people about the wonderful Grand Central Station and the surrounding neighborhoods. The tour provides a survey of many of the architecturally and historically significant sites, such as the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal itself, and Pershing Square. No reservations are required, simply show up any Friday of the year at at 12:30pm in the sculpture court at 120 Park Avenue and 42nd Street.

Big Onion Walking Tours

While the Big Onion tours aren’t free ($12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors), they do provide some of the best array of themes including neighborhood tours and in-depth historical and ethnic surveys to special holiday and eating tours. The two-hour tours are held every weekend and holiday, and every single one is led by a Ph.D. candidate in American history, so you know you’re only getting the very best in historical facts.

Central Park Conservancy Tour

Nature lovers will want to check this one out. The Central Park Conservancy Tour will teach you about all the flora and fauna of Central Park. You’ll also learn about the park’s history and design. And all for free! Tours run multiple times a week and last under two hours.

Big Apple Greeter

Big Apple Greeter is a wonderful non-profit organization that connects visitors with local residents who serve as knowledgeable and enthusiastic hosts, introducing their guests to New York’s hidden secrets. Because they are all volunteers, this tour is also free. While you won’t be receiving a professional tour guide, these tour guides more than make up for it with their passion and excitement to show people the city they love. Tours can be arranged in any of the city’s five boroughs, you just need to call in advance to make a reservation. Tours generally last anywhere between two and four hours.

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Venezuela’s Islands

Beautiful untouched Caribbean islands are still out there. Venezuela’s islands of Los Roques, Las Aves, Tortuga, and Margarita offer beachbums an off the beaten path experience in the Caribbean.

Venezuelans are enormously fond of Isla Margarita and have appropriately dubbed it the Perla del Caribe, or the “pearl of the Caribbean.” While there are over 50 beautiful, sparkling blue water and white sand beaches on the island, the most popular beaches are Playa Puerto Cruz and Playa El Agua where the four kilometer white sand beach is lined with restaurants and bars. Playa Parguito is a smaller version of El Agua and is popular with surfers. If you’re looking for a fun day trip, head to Macanao, the western portion of Margarita. In the Parque Nacional Laguna de la Restinga there is an unspoiled beach where you can rent lounge chairs, and there are several fishermen’s huts where you can buy the catch of the day.

Although Isla La Tortuga and Los Roques both have airstrips, the best way to see these outlying islands is by boat chartered either in Puerto La Cruz (on the mainland) or Porlamar (on Margarita). For those looking for complete serenity, Los Roques is where you should head. An archipelago of small coral islands, Los Roques offers deserted white, sandy beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving along numerous coral reefs, bird-watching and excellent fishing, including some of the world’s finest bonefishing. Within the archipelago of Los Roques, Gran Roque is the only island with a village on it and has a selection of small, brightly colored shacks on its sandy streets, many of which offer both lodging and dining.

For even more isolation, head to La Tortuga: a deserted island but for a few small fishing camps. The only overnight accommodation here is you, a tent, and a sleeping bag on any of its miles of pristine beach. La Tortuga is surrounded by scattered reefs teeming with fish and varieties of coral.

Los Aves is part of a group of islands that are farthest away from the mainland coast of Venezuela. The easiest way to get to there would be with your own boat, but you could also arrange a chartered ride from Los Roques or Margarita. Although more difficult to get to, Los Aves is very much worth the visit to experience world-class snorkeling and challenging deep-sea fishing en route with plenty of dolphins to lead the way.

Whether you desire the shopping, beaches, and mountains on Margarita or prefer the more remote islands for spectacular diving and fishing, Venezuela’s offshore islands have something for everyone. Many of these islands remain the unspoiled paradise that they were 100 years ago. It’s easy to argue that they are the best of the Caribbean.

For beaches on mainland Venezuela, travelers need not look further than Playa Grande, more commonly called Choroni Beach. The lush and tropical setting is made perfect by the soft white sand and beautiful water island hoppers find off the coast. For a change of scenery in terms of sand color, head to Playa Colorada where the sand is a golden color, different from the typical Caribbean-white.

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Top Five Things to Do in Chicago

America’s capital of the Midwest, Chicago, is one of the country’s best cities. A fun mix of Midwest manners and charm and a bustling modern city, Chicago has a long list of can’t-miss activities. Today we present you with the best of the best — the top five things to do in Chicago, Illinois, US of A.

  1. Have a blast at Navy Pier.

Much like the Windy City itself, Navy Pier is a fun mix of small town and big city. One the one hand, you got a carnival filled with your typical carnival rides, a ferris wheel, and even miniature golf. But this is all located right in the middle of the city. You can even catch a show at the famous Chicago Shakespeare Theater at the pier. There’s tons of restaurants, boat tours, and a number of beer gardens to keep you busy as well. Locals and tourists alike flock to the pier to play, to eat, to be entertained, and to enjoy the wonderful mix of city, parks, and water.

  1. Watch a Cubs game.

Wrigley Field is a Chicago institution, and no afternoon is better spent than watching the beloved Cubbies play. Loved for the ivy covered outfield walls, the team’s rich history, and even the fact that they haven’t won the World Series in over 100 years, the Chicago Cubs are an integral part of America’s Pastime. Baseball games are inexpensive too, so grab a seat, a cold beer, and a brat, and “root, root, root for the Cubbies.”

  1. Gorge yourself on some Chicago deep dish pizza.

Pizza lovers are obligated to give the famous Chicago deep dish a try when visiting the city. Gino’s East on 162 E. Superior Street, Pizzerias Uno on 29 East Ohio Street, and Due on 619 North Wabash Avenue have been leading the way in this department for decades. It was Pizzeria Uno, in fact, that invented the deep dish. It’s a testament to them that they still remain one of the top providers of this cheesy, topping-stuffed, wonderful mess after all these years.

  1. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago.

Undoubtedly one of Chicago’s main attractions is the Art Institute. The museum which houses permanent works by the likes of Eva Hesse, David Hockney, and Ellsworth Kelly is also the home to all sorts of art forms from photography to architecture to textiles. On Thursday evenings, you can even get in free of charge, quite the bargain to see the works of legendary names such as Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir, and van Gogh.

  1. Relax by Lake Michigan.

While Chicago winters may be some of the country’s most brutal, the summertime is alive with life, activity, and excitement, especially on the lake. Instead of a waterfront filled with factories, highways, or ports, Chicago has lined its beautiful lake-front property with an unparalleled system of public parks. The waterfront parks beckon, and the people respond. You can even rent a bicycle and enjoy a leisurely 22-mile ride along The Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail.

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Tokyo on a Budget

Tokyo is massive, bustling metropolis. Between the busy streets, the high-tech buildings, and amazing combination of traditional and modern, it’s a fascinating place. It is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. Traveling Tokyo on the cheap is not easy, but it can be done. Here are the top money-saving tips as you explore the gateway into Asia: Tokyo, Japan.

Transportation

Budget saving starts as soon as you land in Tokyo. From Narita, you can take a bus into the city center. You even have a couple of options of bus companies. A Limousine Bus is the one usually recommended as it drops visitors off at most of the major hotels downtown, but there’s also the BE-TRANSSE bus that’s even cheaper that takes you from the Airport to Ginza Station and/or Tokyo Station.

Once you’re in the city center, the trains in Tokyo are the way to go. Using the Yamanote Line, you can get to anywhere you want in Tokyo. The most economical choice is to purchase an all-day ticket for $9 USD. The busses within Tokyo are great as well. $2 USD is the typical fare one-way and can be paid when you board. Alternatively, you could buy an all-day train and bus combo ticket for $16 USD. Whether you take the bus or the trains, avoid taxis at all costs. Starting rates are around $7 USD.

Accommodation

Solo travelers should strongly consider renting one of the famous pod hotels in Tokyo. Not only is it a smart budget choice, but it will be an great experience to remember. These will usually run around $35 USD a night. For the ultra-budget conscious, you could work for your accommodation at hostels in Tokyo. In exchange for a couple of hours of cleaning and maintenance work in the morning, you get free accommodation for as long as you like. The Khao San Hostel chain is one of the most popular places to do this.

Budget-Friendly Activities in Tokyo

  • Go a free tour of Tokyo. Tokyo Free Guide is a company where volunteer guides take visitors around the city for free! Well, almost free. The one caveat is you have to pay for any costs incurred during the tour like transportation, food, or entrance fees.
  • Tour the many shrines and gardens. Take in some traditional Japanese culture by visiting the many shrines and gardens throughout the city. The entrance fees are usually very minimal. This is a great place to have a picnic — just make sure you bring a mat to sit on and some snacks!

See the city lights at night. Head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices where they allow people to go up to the top of the tower to get sweeping views of the city for free. On a clear day, you might even be able to get a glimpse of Mt. Fuji. The observation deck is open from 9:30AM to 11PM everyday.

Eating on the Cheap

Eating out is pretty pricy in Tokyo but a few ways you can cut down on this expense is to buy food from convenience stores like 7-11 or Family Mart, or even in train stations and supermarkets. You can get pre-made meals for around $3 USD here. There are also yakitori barbeque buffets where you can get unlimited rice, meat, and salad for $8-$15 USD.

Cutting down the expenses in Tokyo can be done! While harder than other places around the world, don’t let a tight budget stop you from visiting this amazing city.

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Tips for Getting Around in Italy

Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In terms of getting around and touring the country, we have two words for you: trains and vespa. As with most places in Europe, Italy has an expansive train network that makes getting from end-to-end really easy. When you’re within cities, there’s nothing more Italian than cruising the streets in a vespa with your beret and scarf flapping in the wind.

Trains

Train prices in Italy are very reasonably, no matter what kind of budget you’re on. The fast Eurostar trains run between $40-70 USD per trip, while the slower regional trains are much cheaper at $7-25 USD per trip. The prices in Italy are actually cheaper than most other European city and the experience is even more comfortable.

Perhaps the biggest advantage to train travel is that the ride itself is part of the trip. When you fly, you don’t get the chance to take in the landscape, but trains give you that chance in spades. As soon as you get to your seat, the trip begins. You also avoid long waits at airports when you travel by train. Despite the slower pace of travel, you’ll definitely save time waiting in airports.

Vespa

Everytime I think about Italy, my first thought is driving around stone streets in a vespa. While driving can be a bit intimidating with crazy traffic, and fast and aggressive drivers, as long as you have your wits about you, you’ll be just fine. Keep in mind though that you’ll need an International Driving Permit before renting a vehicle in Italy. Once you get out of the big cities, driving will be a lot more tame and oftentimes necessary. If you’re in Tuscany, for example, driving around in a vespa will be amazing. Ride from town to town sampling the fare and sipping the wine as you go.

If you’re comfortable on a scooter, driving around on a vespa in Italy is the quintessential Italian experience. While trains are the ideal form of transport through Italy, if you’re short on time, airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet should also be considered. These budget airlines have cheap flights throughout the country.

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There’s More to Indonesia Than just Bali

There’s more to Indonesia than just Bali. I know, it’s shocking, isn’t it? While it might not seem like it sometimes, Indonesia has a lot more to offer than just Bali. If island laid-back island life is what you crave, there’s plenty other islands besides Bali. If lush mountains to trek are your fancy, you can find bigger ones that are less crowded elsewhere. If culture and bustling Southeast Asia city life is what you want, then there are definitely better places to go. So when you’re planning your next trip to Indonesia, at least consider some of these other options besides Bali.

A Close Substitute: Lombok

The neighboring island to the east of Bali, Lombok, is seen by many as a nice substitute for the now too-crowded Bali. It is like Bali used to be many years ago in a lof of ways. Still very underdeveloped, not too touristy, but will all the natural beauty. Adventurers can trek Mount Rinjani; most of itineraries being a three days, two night trek with all meals and equipment included. The prices vary, but it’s generally best to just book when you get there.

Lombok is also known for its great surf. Desert Point is the best known surf spot and is usually the most likely to have the best waves. You can find decent breaks year round in Lombok and elsewhere in Indonesia but the best months are usually April and October.

From Lombok, you can take a short 15-20 minute boat ride out to the Gili Islands. This chain of three small islands, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air are amazing beach spots with a range of different atmospheres. If you were looking forward to the party atmosphere in Kuta in Bali, then head to Gili Trawangan, the most popular of the three islands. While not as loud as Kuta, the party scene is alive and well on Gili T. Meno and Air are much more laid back, with Meno being the most quiet of them all. Regardless of which island you choose, you will find the idyllic beach paradise you were looking for in Bali.

For The Jungle Trekkers: Borneo

The bottom two thirds of Borneo is Indonesian land. Borneo is home to some of the most exotic creatures in the world, thanks to housing the oldest rainforest on Earth. At 140 million years old, the Bornean rain forests are even older than the Amazon, thus allowing the creatures it inhabits more time than anywhere on land to evolve. Among the many rare creatures you will find in Borneo are the orangutan and the proboscis monkey. You can either trek into the jungle yourself or take a tour, which ever suits your fancy.

Urban Explorers: Jakarta and Yogyakarta

Indonesia’s capital is intense, to put it lightly. One of the most densely packed cities in the world, Jakarta will definitely heighten your senses and make you feel alive. Located in western Java, this city is dynamic, meaning you can find anything you want to find here. Always changing, always evolving, Jakarta is the place to see how the vast majority of Indonesians live.

To dial is back a little, head east to Central Java, where you can explore one of Indonesia’s largest tourist destination: Yogyakarta. A big part of it’s popularity on the tourist trail comes from its convenient proximity to the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, which are definitely sights to see.

Indonesia is a bustling and vibrant country with so much to see. Despite Bali’s beauty and allure, there is so much more to see!

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Skiing in Argentina and Chile

Before you go off thinking that all South America has to offer is beautiful beaches, lost civilizations, welcoming people, delicious food, vibrant cultures, and endless excitement, think again. Well, maybe not the endless excitement part, because what you may not know is that South America also some of the best skiing the world. The Patagonia region isn’t just for trekking to the end of the earths, but also for shredding power in the Andes mountains. Not only is skiing in Argentina and Chile possible, but you’ll be dying to go back again and again.

Cerro Catedral

Cerro Catedral (aka Catedral Alta Patagonia) in Argentina is perhaps the very best South America skiing has to offer. Aesthetically, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful ski resort than Cerro Catedral. Located in the Lake District of Patagonia, the views of Lake Nahuel Huapi from the slopes make for some of the most breathtaking sites you’ve ever seen. Turn the other way and you’ll see why this mountain was named a cathedral. The granite spires that sit atop the mountain resemble a gothic church, creating the perfect place to have a spiritual, out of body ski session. The resort aspect of Cerro Catedral has undergone major renovations in recent years and is on the high end of South America standards. Getting to Cerro Catedral is very simple as well. Visitors should fly into the San Carlos de Bariloche airport, the town closest to Cerro Catedral at about 20 km away. Flights to Bariloche operate out of Buenos Aires regularly. Once in Bariloche, the resort is a short 20-30 minute drive from the city center.

Nevados de Chillan

For visitors to the neighboring Chile, a ski trip must include a day at Nevados de Chillan ski resort. Located on the slopes of a volcano, this resort’s location rivals Cerro Catedral. The area is also famous for the natural hot springs, a perfect way to cap a long day on the slopes. While the steep vertical of the volcano makes Nevados de Chillan a popular place for race training, the resort has a spread of terrain and runs that accommodate all ability levels from beginners to experts. Backcountry terrain and powder-seekers will be especially happy at Nevados de Chillan as it’s well known for the lack of crowds. While the lift systems are a bit outdated, the deep power and clean lines you’ll be making all day will more than make up for it. Located about 5 hours south of Santiago, it’s easiest to rent a car in Santiago and drive to the resort.

Portillo Ski Resort

The last resort on our list is the world-renowned Portillo Ski Resort in Chile. The incredibly steep slopes at Portillo have contributed to it being first South American resort to host the World Skiing Championships in 1966 and then being the place where the 200km per hour speed barrier was broken in 1978. The history is far from Portillo’s only drawing card, however. Like Cerro Catedral, Portillo runs are blessed with gorgeous views of the emerald lake below. The waters of Laguna del Inca complement the bright white snow in the most magnificent of ways. Portillo lies very close to the Chile/Argentina border. It is most easily reached by car from Santiago, about a 2 hours drive away. Alternatively, shuttles from the Santiago airport can also be arranged through Portillo ski packages.

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A Long Weekend Itinerary

Primarily known for its medieval history and modern party scene, Prague is not only one of Eastern Europe’s best cities, but all of Europe. It’s popularity has been booming in recent years as expats and digital nomads flock for the high quality of living at dirt-cheap prices. If you’re considering visiting Prague over a long weekend, you’ll want to cram in as much as possible. You’ll want to experience the history, the charm, and the excitement. Follow this guide for an idea of how to spend three days in Prague, Czech Republic.

First thing you’ll want to do is get the lay of the land. There’s no better way to do this than through a free walking tour. There are lot of companies that do free walking tours through Prague, so finding one with open spots won’t be hard to find at all. Almost all of them leave from the astronomical clock in the Old Town Square between 10 and 11am, so just make sure you’re there. They last around three hours and cover the entire city center. Make sure to ask the tour guide lots of questions. If you’re looking for a company recommendation, try out New Europe.

Once the tour is over, cross the river and head over to Prague Castle. The Castle is actually a complex of multiple buildings: St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, The Story of Prague Castle, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, the Powder Tower, and Rosenberg Palace. You can buy a ticket to tour any or all of these buildings.

Once you’ve had your fill of touring the medieval architecture, cross the Charles Bridge which

connects the Old Town with Lesser Town. The bridge itself is fun and lively as its filled with musicians, painters, vendors, and fellow tourists. In Lesser Town, explore the Jewish quarter and visit the cemetery.

This can all either be tackled in one day or split up over two days, depending on how active you want to be. If you split it up over two days, you could add in trips to two parks: Letenské sady and the waterfront. Prague is beautiful and filled with so many parks that will tempt you to just relax and have a picnic. Bring some wine and bread and rest your weary legs for a bit. Later on that night, you’ll need your energy as you head to Karlovy, Central Europe’s biggest nightclub. Whether you’re a party/dance club type of person or not, you have to check Karlovy out. It’s part of the fabric of what makes Prague, Prague.

Nurse your hangover the following day with a somber trip to Kutna hora, the church made out of human bones. It will take less than 30 minutes to see, but you’ll be fascinated and disturbed by the 40,000-70,000 human bones in there. From there, head on back to the Old Town Square where your journey began. Take in the beauty of the Tyn and St. Nicholas churches, explore the catacombs under the Old Town Hall, and just spend some time people watching in the square.

Prague has so much to offer that you’ll surely find your feet leading you somewhere unexpected around every corner. Take time to get lost and just wander the beautiful cobblestone streets and listen to the church bells ringing.

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