Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, especially amongst stag do's and it was for this reason that I went to the Czech capital with about 20 other brown guys. Whilst Prague is used to bachelor parties, turns out, it isn't so used to brown people. Not that I had any trouble out there, but it was a weekend full of curious looks.
Unlike most other large cities on the European mainland, Prague escaped much of the fighting that destroyed other cities during the two world wars, and therefore it retains a lot of its historic architecture. Beautiful buildings from different periods in different styles that tell the story of the growth of this city, from a small settlement into the large metropolis that it is today.
There's a lot to love about this city, and here are my 5 favourite things about Prague.
Airport Rating *****
Reception of locals ***
Known as the city of a thousand spires, Prague has taken on a new meaning in the minds of twenty something travellers from England, that as a stag city, and it was in preparation for a wedding of one of my Singh friend's that we headed off to this central European city.
The sight of 15/20 brown people walking through the streets of Prague must have been quite unique for the locals as we got a lot of curious stares, but for the most part the city was very welcoming and friendly. They have no idea what a Sikh is - some thought we were Turkish, others thought we were Hindu and even if you try to explain what a Sikh is, they still don't understand, but its not altogether surprising as there are only a handful of Sikhs in the Czech Republic.
British Sikh, born in the Midlands, based in London, travelling the world seeing new cultures.