Prague is one of the most beautiful and remarkable cities in Europe. It was the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire; it was possibly the most advanced European city during the Middle Ages and Europe’s first stone city; it was home to both a German and Czech population until the middle of the 20th century, which gave it access to diversity and thoughts not seen in most other parts of Europe—and the list goes on and on and on. It’s hard to find someone who has been to Prague who wasn’t impressed by it, regardless of if they went for the cheap and delicious beer and a party with friends or if they went to suck up it’s fascinating history.
I recently went to Prague with a couple of friends and did something that blew me away—fortunately not literally though it was a possibility. I went skydiving. I had always wanted to go skydiving, but had just never done it for reasons that eluded me. I’m not sure if it was the cost to duration ratio, or perhaps I was just a bit afraid of jumping from an aeroplane, or maybe I didn’t want to do it alone. Honestly, I can’t say what it was, but when I was for a long-weekend in Prague with two close friends we spontaneously decided that we wanted a little bit of adventure injected into our cultural escape. The experience did not disappoint.
It’s a bit hyperbolic to say we were skydiving over Prague. Needless to say, we were in the countryside just outside of Czechia’s capital. The service provided was excellent too. We were collected at our hotel in the morning and driven out to the air field. We were also given a demonstration of how the whole experience works and met the professionals who would be jumping with us (and they spoke perfect English and were able to answer all our questions). As none of us had ever done a jump before it was a tandem jump, which practically meant that all my friends and I were doing was experiencing extreme adrenaline as we fell to Earth and the guides were the ones making sure we didn’t die.
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I can recommend it to anyone who’s looking for their next big adrenaline kick!