My first encounter with Prague was short, dazzling, and remarkable.
You could say it was love at the first sight.
It was summer, and I just had my first taste of solo-traveling. I remember arriving at Hlavní Nádraží with an overstuffed suitcase, my wonderful Airbnb host already waiting at the other end of the escalator.
He took me to the local favorites around Prague. A cozy local pub, a few hidden corners in the city that tourists might have overlooked, and a beautiful park on a top of a hill. When he was working, I explored the city on my own, and it wasn’t long before I fell even deeper for Prague.
When it was time to leave, I reluctantly said goodbye. I made a promise to myself that I would be back someday, to this city of the thousand spires.