I am Number 28: Czech Republic


I made it!!! My 28th country at age 28!:) Prague has always been on my wishlist for years, but it was always way over my budget. A couple of months ago, I was just daydreaming in my bed and decided to try searching for a random flight. I stumbled across a promo and got a round trip ticket for Milano-Praha-Milano for only 3,000 pesos! :) Half the price of a Manila-Davao-Manila ticket! I also got my hotels and tours for peanuts..as in nagaraya level! Haha! And just this morning, I discovered that my room comes with free daily buffet breakfast..wow!!! it's amazing how God surprises me with sweet little things each day! Nagtitipid pa naman ako sa pocket money ko, so this was such a big treat for me :) Yesterday, I was close to tears because my travel adaptor wasn't working..and then I met the nicest hotel receptionist who let me borrow his personal gadget chargers. God is clearly in control of the big and small things, this was evident in the past few days I've spent traveling alone. So here I am, dear friends, blogging from the picturesque city of Prague.
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Prague is as Bohemian as you can get...it just feels completely different from Western Europe. It's an architect's playground really with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences all around. I found myself walking and looking up about 99% of the time..the superstars of this city are the beautifully restored buildings. I must've took a hundred photos of random buildings in one day! From red bricked roofs to green domes, you'll have your camera pointing upwards for majority of the time when in Prague. It's also a dream place for a man's-man, Czech Rep is known for beer and beautiful women! What a combo right there..samahan mo pa ng Classical Music! You must remember, this was Mozart's fave hangout! 'Nuff said.
 
 
I got an awesome PlaySport camcorder from my friends at Kodak, so I decided to try it out for the first time. Forgive the shaky hands, still trying to learn how to film myself while walking. And the editing is really bad because I completely rushed it.. Low budget film lang po ito! Hahaha :) Hopefully my next video clip will be much more "professional". Presenting "Instik IN Czech!" I hear ever since I arrived they had to change their name to CHICK REPUBLIC. Mwahahaha :)
 

29 comments:

Mika said...

Hi Patty! Again, awesome post! For your "29th country," try Peru and see Machu Picchu. I also have a friend who's a traveler (she's only 20 years old and she's already been to 24 countries!)and Machu Picchu's one of her recent destinations. Of course, her pictures are great! Unfortunately, she doesn't "write" about her travels :( Kinekwento nga kita sa kanya para naman ma-inspire kahit papano... hehe. But anyway, keep it up! :D

Myrted said...

Patty! I love the maxi skirt!!! :) Ang ganda pala sa Prague. So lovely and emo-ish. Is that a church sa first picture mo dito sa blog mo? Amazing architecture!
xoxo,
LoveSkinBest

markymark2099 said...

Great post, Prague is one of my favourite cities :) Catch the hop on hop off bus to get a good overview of the city, that's what I did on my first day.

lorraine.n said...

wow!!!! whoa!!! that's it!!! so lucky you!!!

congratulations that you got the number 28!!! i just turned 28 but none of my years have gone to other places... 'sob' but so inspiring!!:))

its berry beautiful!!! :))

and thanks though for correcting my thoughts on how should we pronounce the place Prague.. because for all i know, it was pronounce as Preyg... hahaha!!! boom!!!

way to go pats!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

u'r living my dream patty :D

sojournersol said...

Nice. =) Have a must-photo at Charles bridge.

Anonymous said...

hi patty! i love your travel pics! what camera do you use? You inspire me to travel. I've only been to HK, SG and Japan. My dream next destination is Beijing :)

traveler wannabeeeee said...

seriously? 3000pesos??? what site was that? i wanna check it too! i've been dreaming of traveling the world as well. but i've only been to 5 countries and i'm already 25 y/o. oh make that 6 including motherland Philippines. hahaha. gimme some tips, please! :)

Princess Sheera said...

Chick republic - lol! :)

i love reading your blogs. it relaxes me. keep it up, girl!

stay bubbly as ever! hope to meet you in person too!

bebe ann said...

WoW WoW! more photos please! how about the food? and who have you photographed? Congratulations!

Lesley Ardelle said...

Hi Patty! I've been so inspired by your blog. I also get to travel alot (thanks to my generous & loving parents, and also thanks to my job -- I'm an architect), but it's been only recently that I've made a conscious effort to really travel as an adventure, rather than travel to sight-see (2 very different things!).

So for my 30th birthday, I plan to go on an adventure by myself. I've been hesitant at 1st, because I don't know how much fun it'll be taking pictures of myself in far away countries (hehe), but seeing that people like you are able to do it, it just gives me the right amount of encouragement to pursue my dreams.

I was thinking Japan in Feb. But then my cousin said: "kung babiyahe ka rin lang mag-isa, dun ka na pumunta kung san may guwapo." HAHAHA. So I'm trying to get the opinions of others before I book my solo birthday trip. :) Any suggestions? :)

iamjorge927 said...

ur amazing! Sana magawa ko din yan kahit man lang sa mga destinations dito sa Philippines. Congrats! I always look up to u as the best traveler!

Anonymous said...

what camera are you using?

Carmela said...

Wow Ms. Patty! I've been reading your blog since you had the old one and you never fail to surprise your readers with your adventures! GOD BLESS!

JASR said...

one of my dream destinations! you're so lucky!

Nica said...

Prague is one of the place I've been wanting to travel! :) Nice! Thanks for posting your video. Tapos it's in vintage style pa. ♥

Kaso super hirap magtravel mag isa na walang map? My gosh! Pero for sure enjoy naman yun. :D

Hannah said...

Hello, Patty! You never fail to amaze with your stories. You inspire me to never stop traveling. And so, thank you! :)

Wella said...

Ahhhhh!!!! I love every photo!! I wish to visit those places too someday.:) Just beautiful!

Cat said...

I LOVED this post! We're going to Prague for the first time this September and seriously cannot wait. :)

Anne said...

hi dapatty! I truly admire you!
i wonder how you manage to edit your videos, collate your travel photos and post them on your blog while traveling? how do you do that? incredible!
well, i guess your just a very organized person. i am happy to read your posts, your tips, your ideas on budget traveling etc etc. Very awe-inspiring.
btw, of all your travels, have you ever thought of relocating someday? if yes, where? cos i value your opinions and well ofcourse a statement coming from the well-experienced, dapatty, is truly honorable! thanks! take care! stay pretty and awesome!

anne said...

hi dapatty! I truly admire you!
i wonder how you manage to edit your videos, collate your travel photos and post them on your blog while traveling? how do you do that? incredible!
well, i guess your just a very organized person. i am happy to read your posts, your tips, your ideas on budget traveling etc etc. Very awe-inspiring.
btw, of all your travels, have you ever thought of relocating someday? if yes, where? cos i value your opinions and well ofcourse a statement coming from the well-experienced, dapatty, is truly honorable! thanks! take care! stay pretty and awesome!

sherie said...

PAAAAAATTY!!! I super love this post! Prague looks awesome! Thanks for adding another country to the top of our list. Because of your blog, humahaba na yung listahan namin!

Seriously, though, someone should really get you to do a travelogue. Calling people of discovery channel... kunin nyo na yung friend ko, please!

shentsen said...

love the pictures!!!!!!!! im so inlove with prague!! ;) patty what camera do you use? and what site were you talking about? inspiration ka tlaga sa mga budget travelers like me ;) im so happy for you!

jaL3e said...

i look forward for your 29th country!:D do post some travel tips and useful sites for adventurers like you. luvin' your blog much! ^^

Myra said...

Hi patty!
I'm just curious on how do you manage to find cheap flights on international destinations.
care to tell your secret. :D
you actually give me the inspiration to travel alone though i haven't done it yet.
hopefully soon.:)

princess_dyanie said...

Hi Ms.Patty! I lurveeee your scarf!!! :)Enjoy your vacay! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Patty! I'm dying to know where you got those 3000 pesos na tickets! Pleeeeeeease tell us. Please! :(

Photog-Runner said...

ang ganda ng prague! lucky to have those cheap tickets tlga. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Patty!

Like what most people have posted.. Please share us where you get these international travel deals! Thank you.

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