So when my favourite band, System of a Down, was announced to play in Poland and when due to my Morocco solo trip I was too late to get the tickets for their show in Łódź the very first thing I did was checking if maybe they will also visit Prague during that tour. And sure there was a concert in Czech capital as well, the day after the Polish one. It turned out to be perfect as the tickets were in the same price, the day after the concert was a national holiday in Poland (hence I didn’t have to take an extra day off) and seeing my all time favourite band live in my all time favourite city seemed to be too perfect! I’ve been waiting for 13 years to that concert and suddenly it all felt like a dream comming true!
I went to Prague with two of my friends who have never been there before. Our night bus from Warsaw (we paid for 3 return tickets 16€ alltogether, now that’s a deal!) was supposed to arrive just after 6am, the concert was in the evening so we had the whole day to explore the city and see all the main sights. But something went wrong (or fast) along the way and suddenly at 4:20am we were already in Prague…
There was nothing we could do but start exploring the city. It was still dark and there were hardly any people around but that’s what made it looked magical. The first surprise came when we were waiting for the famous astrological clock, Orloj, to do its tricks at 5am… and nothing happened! I was so sure it works 24/7 but apparently it’s only for tourists and not those who wander around in the middle of the night.
It’s been my dream to see the sunrise over Karluv Most (Charles Bridge), when there’re hardly any people around. And finally it happened! It looked as beautiful as I’ve imagined and even if people were already wandering around there were so little of them I couldn’t care less. After walking around Kampa we returned to the Karluv Most after 6am and there were already pretty many tourists, taking pictures and hoping for the best view. I was really surprised as I was so sure not many would bother to wake up that early. But well, the views were so totally worth it.
I think words can’t describe how beautiful Prague was so early in the morning! It reminded me why I fall for this city in the first place. With all the people around that appear already few hours later it losts a lot from its charm and there’s not so much of the magic in it. But still it’s one of the most beautiful city in Europe and is so worth visiting, even with all the crowds that come there all year long.
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Sorry for too many pictures but I just couldn’t resist and wanted to share with you how incredibly beautiful Prague is!
Would you wake up that early just to see the city with no tourists in the morning sun?
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