After leaving England, our world traveler, David McLaughlin, is headed on over to the heart of Europe in Czech Republic. If you happen to be tuning into this series for the first time, our Account Manager, DMac, has been exploring Cordoba, Buenos Aires, La Paz, Cusco, and London through the Remote Year program, which allows its participants to work remotely while traveling around the world. This month David has ventured over to Prague.
Prague wasn’t anything new for our explorer. On a pre-Remote Year trip, he had visited many of the traditional tourist destinations like Old Town, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Vltava River. It’s a very beautiful city and is known for its baroque buildings, gothic churches, and the Astronomical Clock. You’d never guess it; but Prague is surprisingly quiet for its size and being the capital of the Czech Republic. In most cities, you hear the honking horns and sirens wailing throughout the night, but not in Prague. It’s peacefully quiet and sometimes, even a little eerie.
But don’t let the quiet scare you from visiting. The people are friendly, the food is excellent, and the city is breath-taking. In fact, if David had to choose one European country to live in, he’d put the Czech Republic at the top of the list.
Here’s the full recap of David’s adventure’s in Prague with our beloved lightning round of “Ask David” questions.
Our Quick Quiz Answers From Our World Explorer:
- What’s your favorite city you’ve been to?
I don’t have a favorite city yet. I’m still searching and will let you know when I find the best!
- Where’s the best foodie spot in Prague?
The best restaurant in Prague is La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise. I highly recommend the 11-course meal prepared by their Michelin-Starred chefs. It was fabulous!
- You’ve adventured to other cities in many of the countries you’ve visited. Any explorations this month?
You guessed it — I took two side trips while in Prague. The first exploration was to Karlštejn Castle which is a gothic castle founded 1348. The next was to Terezin which is a former military fortress used by the Nazi’s as a concentration camp during WW2.
- You’ve been away from the states for a little bit now. Anything you particularly miss?
I miss a lot of things. First and foremost are large cups of coffee. I don’t understand why the rest of the world feels a thimble of coffee will suffice. Venti, por favor! The next thing I miss is good music. You can’t listen to EDM everyday. Also, I miss all night diners. The rest of the world just doesn’t have them. Waffle House would make a killing if they opened stores around the world. And last but totally not least, I miss being able to drive. To just hop in the car and go wherever, whenever I want is priceless.
- Any top travel tips from your explorations?
Don’t give up when the going gets rough. There will be highs and lows during your travels. Some days will be really bad, but that’s not when you should quit; because tomorrow will be awesome!
Stay update to date on all DMac’s travels with this itinerary:
- Córdoba, Argentina
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- La Paz, Bolivia
- Cusco, Peru
- London, England
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Belgrade, Serbia → up next
- Split, Croatia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam