Jeremy Scott Foster is an adventure travel photographer and founder of the leading adventure travel blog, TravelFreak. He has been traveling the world for 10 years, asking the hard questions, and learning about both the world and himself in the process.
- Places I've been
- Where to find Prague’s quirkiest art You’ll only spend a few hours in beautiful Prague before you realize that the fairytale city isn’t just about perfectly preserved Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Beneath that pretty surface is a quirky, tongue-in-cheek, politically-charged art scene with some unforgettable pieces scattered around the city. Local artist David Černý is one of the most noteworthy appearances on this list, as his edgy (and often controversial) pieces are renowned around the world. But there’s a lot more to discover too, from colorful street art to eerie statues to graffiti-covered walls. Some are found close to other historic highlights; others will take a little more work to find. That’s half the fun!
- Prague’s best historical highlights Unlike many other European cities, Prague escaped World War I and World War II relatively unscathed and undamaged from falling bombs and other destruction. The result is a nearly perfectly-preserved historic Old Town, and plenty of other still-standing neighborhoods around it. Castles, cathedrals, Gothic bridges, and even giant clocks are all part of the city’s far-reaching history, and so you’ll learn a thing or two while visiting these important landmarks. This list includes everything from ancient historical sites to medieval structures and slightly more modern pieces of noteworthy architecture, like sleek new buildings and even a graffiti wall where locals once aired their grievances.
- Best places to eat like a local in Prague Prague might not be the first place that comes to mind as a foodie destination in Europe, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much the Czech Republic capital has to offer. Some of my best encounters happened over a plate of smoked meat while chatting up some Czech locals at a beer hall, or accidentally stumbling upon a healthy food market serving up the freshest, tastiest salads I’ve ever had. This list has everything you’ll need to eat and drink like a local, whether it’s artisanal sandwiches, cheap and delicious beers, tasty pastries, or traditional Czech fare. There’s no excuse to have a bad meal in Prague!