I just had my first feature guest post on the wonderful and wanderlusty travel blog Getting Stamped.
I wrote about my first love: Prague.
Prague planted the seed of travel for me. I had always wanted to travel but didn’t want to go somewhere that all other young college students were going. I wanted something different but not too foreign.
I was far from disappointed.
Like a first crush, I have never fallen in love with another place so hard and so fast. The avant-guard glass blowing, cobblestone streets, the tenebrous history and surrealist literature, the colors of the walls, and sausage + beer for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
But there was something else…
It was the most strange feeling to wander around a city that was older than the country I had come from. I felt my brain grow because it was the first time I recognized there were so many more people on this earth with equally complex and full lives that weren’t in the States. For a moment, all the mental dominos fell and I realized my tiny existence on an infinitesimal planet in a much larger universe.
There were billions of people coexisting with me that I would never meet.
I was able to give these people faces and extend empathy towards them. They had lived different lives than I had, raised differently, and had a different mother tongue.
This was a feeling I would become addicted to- the feeling of tinyness.
This is a feeling that would ignite an ache for distant places so vast it would drive my life for nearly a decade.
Traveling understands me more than any friend can- it is my opportunity to feel connected to the larger web we are a part of.
and I wouldn’t have had that without Prague.
I miss it every day, like an unrequited romance, feeling like I will never have enough time with it.
When I was asked to write about Prague I was so excited to be able to write about the most iconic aspect of Prague: its beer gardens! I write out all of my favorite places to get lit under trees.
Czech out the post here!
This is a great article filled with travel tips on where to go, what to eat, and how to experience Prague. Prague has been safe to travel to for groups or solo travelers ( including solo girls!). It is cheap to travel to and great to travel throughout the year.