Share: Top 10 Things To Do in PRAGUE

So, you’re going to Prague, but you don’t know what to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re Ethan and Daniel. You’re reading GroepWilders, and these are our top 10 tips on doing Prague like a local. Let’s get into it!

Number 1: The Old Town.

Prague’s old town is where all the tours go, but that’s because it’s gorgeous. Spend your first day wandering its cobblestone streets and of course getting some photos for your Instagram.

Number 2: The Astronomical Clock.

It’s basically a gigantic ornately decorated cuckoo clock that comes alive on the hour. You can also climb to the top for great views of the old town.

Number 3: Dlouha Street.

Excuse my pronunciation. Start with Lokal, which as the name suggests, serves only local Czech products. The food is good; the food is local, and I’m happy. Or Nase Maso, a top-notch butchery that has been served from a faucet on the wall…… beer faucet…Cheers. Vagabrothers’ tip: don’t miss the meatloaf or the burger. Let me just smell the burger. Get your own burger.

Number 4: Pilsner.

The Czech Republic is the birthplace of the Pilsner, the world’s most popular beer style made famous by Pilsner Urquell. But the best beer comes in small batches so check out microbreweries like Pivovar Basta where the beer is literally cheaper than water.

Number 5: Craft Beer.

Czechs love their Pilsners, but they’re not stuck in the past. Try something newer at craft beer pubs Zly Casy. Beers are more expensive than Pilsner, but still pretty damn cheap. Next up: subscribe to Vagabrothers. Fine, it’s not on the top 10 things to do in Prague , but it should be at the top of your to-do list So get it out of the way, and click “share” already ok?

Number 6: Prague Castle.

Cross the river on the Charles Bridge up to the Prague Castle It’s got great views of the city, and it used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia.

Number 7: Be Bohemian.

The Kingdom of Bohemia gave us the word “bohemian” because back in the day, they thought gypsies came from here. Soak up the boho life at places like Cafe Sladkovsky, a cafe/restaurant / pub that’s perfect for writing your next novel, reading some Kafka, or just drinking more beer.

Number 8: Krymska Street.

Next to Cafe Sladkovsky is Krymska Street, home to trendy pubs, restaurants, and shops. It’s a great little area to explore and has some really beautiful architecture. Plus, it’s just really fun to say Krymska….Say it. Come on! Krymska.

Number 9: The Lennon Wall.

The original counter-culture spot is the Lennon Wall, named after John, not Vladamir because it became a canvas for anti-communist protests during the Cold War. Even today, you’re free to draw whatever you want Just don’t draw a dick.

Number 10: David Cherny.

Near the Lennon Wall is the artwork of David Cherny, the subversive artist who protested communism with his artwork. To get off the beaten path, head over to the meat factory, his exhibition area, where he usually has something pretty funky going on. But in all honesty, I still don’t understand the babies… Naked babies? The barcode on the face? We’re all barcode, naked babies. Ok guys, thanks for reading.

Those are our tips on Prague. What are yours? Tell us in the comment box below. If you enjoyed this post, share it with your friends, and follow to GroepWilders if you have not already. Want more Prague? If you want more top 10 city guides, click on that playlist over there. And in the meantime, stay curious keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. All right. Peace.

Share: Top 10 Things to Do: Istanbul, Turkey

What’s up, everybody? We’re Ethan and Daniel, the GroepWilders and these are our Top 10 Things To Do in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is a fascinating place because it’s been home to three major civilizations: Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Nowadays it’s the bridge between Europe and Asia and it’s got more culture than we can fit in a Top 10 post guide travel. So let’s get started!

Number 1: The Hagia Sofia.

Start off with the building that tells the story of the city. Built as a church by the Byzantines, it was later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans who were so impressed by its intricate mosaics that they left them largely untouched.

Number 2: Mosques.

Just opposite the Hagia Sofia are the Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and surely one of the most beautiful buildings on Earth. Even though Turkey is secular, Istanbul has over 3000 mosques. So make sure you check out some of the hidden gems but remember to dress accordingly: guys, wear pants, and women, cover shoulders and hair with a shawl.

Number 3: Topkapi Palace.

Next, head over to Topkapi Palace, the home of the Ottoman Sultans. Get a taste of the lavish light by strolling through its lush gardens, populate pavilions and, of course, the Sultan’s infamous harem. Don’t forget your camera, because this place is Instagram-gold!

Number 4: A Hammam.

If you really want to live like a Sultan, then you’ve got to experience a hammam, a traditional Turkish bath where you’ll be sudsed-up with a mop… “I can’t see, I got soap in my eye!” …mildly beaten, and then rubbed vigorously till you howl in pain… …or pleasure. AHHHHH!!! Options range from the cheap to the luxurious but either way it’s a Bucket List experience you will never forget. Two thumbs up!

Number 5: The Grand Bazaar.

Another Bucket List item is haggling in the Grand Bazaar one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. It’s a great place to pick up stuff like rugs, lamps, and some pretty styling threads, like this shirt that I bought there over a year ago and it’s still nice…I like it!

Number 6: Street food.

Turkish cuisine ranks among the top in the world and Istanbul’s streets are a mezze of the nation’s best dishes. But don’t worry about hygiene – if the street vendor is busy, it means the food is fresh and delicious.

Number 7: Asia.


Istanbul is the only city in the world to span two continents so make sure you check out both sides of the Bosphorus. If you have a little bit of money you can take a dinner cruise to Asia or, if you’re on a budget, hop on a ferry for about a buck.

Number 8: Galata.

Back on the European side, climb up the Galata tower which was built in the Middle Ages by Italian merchants from Genoa one of the many European ports to establish permanent trading posts in Istanbul and whose influence can still be felt in the neighborhood’s bars and restaurants today.

Number 9: Keyif.

Wherever you go in Istanbul, make sure you spend an afternoon practicing the Turkish art of keyif: watching the world pass by with a tea and a narghile.

Number 10: Nightlife.

When the sun sets, you’ve got some options. From the devout whirling dervishes to the seductive belly dancers, or bar-hopping around Taksim Square in Galata with Istanbul’s young, hip crowd. So those are our tips on Istanbul.

You may also like : 

What are yours? Share your advice in the comment box below and if you haven’t seen our previous post from Istanbul, stay tuned, they’re coming right after this. As always, if you enjoyed this post, share it with your friends and follow our for more travel post every Tuesday.

Share: Top 10 Things to Do in Barcelona

Hola. Muy Buenas. Welcome to GroepWilders, your go-to source for travel inspiration, vlogs and tips here on our blog. Today we’re talking about Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and one of the coolest cities in Europe. Whether you’re coming for cuisine, crazy parties or culture, we’ve got you covered. Make sure you hit that subscribe button, to turn on notifications, and get ready to travel to Barcelona. Vamanos.

Gothic Quarter

Number 1: the Gothic Quarter. Start off in the heart of old Barcelona in the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter. It dates back to Roman times, and it’s the perfect place to get lost. It’s also the home to Picasso museum, but admissions are limited and crowds are massive so buy your tickets online to guarantee yourself a spot.

El Raval

Number 2: El Raval Avoid the hustlers on Las Ramblas, and go grab a coffee in La Boqueria Market before wandering the neighborhood of El Raval. Long known for its vices, El Raval is full of character and has plenty of plazas for a leisurely menu del Dia. A three-course lunch for 10 to 15 Euros, wine included. After lunch head over to MACBA, the contemporary art museum and a gathering spot for Barcelona’s international skate crowd.

Antoni Gaudi

Number 3: Next, dive into the world of Gaudi, the Catalan modernist architect that gave Barcelona its distinct style 150 years ago. Getting the intro at Casa Batilo and Casa Milà, originally constructed as private mansions for Barcelona’s industrialists. Today they’re open to the public, and they offer augmented reality tours.

Sagrada Familia

Number 4: the Sagrada Familia. Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece is the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, which is still under construction almost a hundred years after Gaudi’s death. Crowds here are crazy. It’s easily the most popular attraction in Barcelona, so either get here early, book tickets online, or just take a selfie from across the street.

Estadi Camp Nou

Number 5: Not into churches? Then check out Barcelona’s other cathedral, Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona, one of the world’s best football clubs and the unofficial symbol of Catalan culture abroad. You guys support Madrid or Barcelona? Comment section. If you can’t get tickets, don’t worry. Every bar in town will be playing the game, especially if it’s El Classico.

Parc Guell

Number 6: Parc Guell. Another must- visit is Parc Guell, a mystical monument of modernism built by, you guessed it, Gaudi. Access to the central part of the park is restricted to a few hundred people at a time, so book your tickets online if you want that perfect Tinder profile pic or just wander the outside area out for free.

Gracia

Number 7: Gracia. From Parc Guell, walk down the hill to Gracia, a village that has been absorbed into Barcelona. It’s funky and bohemian and it feels like a small-town oasis in the middle of a big city. If you’re visiting in August, make sure you don’t miss the Festa Major de Gracia, which is a neighborhood festival where locals build huge human castles, known as Castells.

Barceloneta

Number 8: Barceloneta. One of the best things about Barcelona is that it’s right on the Mediterranean. Barceloneta is the beach of the city, and it’s where the young and sexy go to tan, occasionally surf, and there’s some great nightlife. If you’re at a beach for the day, the enjoining neighborhood of Barceloneta is a really great place to grab some lunch. There’s beautiful plazas as well as some old school taverns that serve tapas.

Bunquers del Carmelo

Number 9: Bunquers del Carmelo For sunset, head to the hills in the Bunquers del Carmelo, a military complex, which helped defend the city when it was besieged in the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War. A lot of people don’t know this, but during the Spanish Civil war, Barcelona was actually run by an anarchist trade union. To find out more about that fascinating history, either take a walking tour or check out the book by George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia.

Tapas and Nightlife

Numbers 10: Tapas and Nightlife. When night falls, it’s time to get tapas, bite-size eats that cost a few euros a pop. One of the best places to get tapas is the Carrer de Blai in the neighborhood of Poble-sec It’s fun but not filling. So if you’re going to go party make sure you order quite a few tapas and get some patatas bravas, potatoes which are great for soaking up the booze. One last thing that’s really important: locals in Barcelona are having a huge problem with tourists who are treating this beautiful city like their personal playground.

If you go to Barcelona, please make sure to be respectful and do not make too much noise after 1 am because a lot of these areas have people sleeping. Treat the locals how you would want to be treated when you’re at home. Be respectful. Let’s turn this problem around and give foreigners a good reputation.

You may also like : Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Those are our top 10 things to do in Barcelona. If you’ve been to Barcelona, if you’re from Barcelona, make sure you share your tips in the comments section. Please share this post. In the meantime, stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. Peace. Pace y Amor. Hasta luego.

Share: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

How’s it? We’re Ethan, Daniel the GroepWilders and this week we’re talking about Cape Town South Africa. Cape Town is one of our favorite cities in the world. So we are super stoked to share our top 10 things to do in Cape Town South Africa.

Number one: Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the symbol of Cape Town. A massive plateau overlooking the city below take the cable car up enjoy a sunset cocktail at the mountaintop bar.

Number two: Lion’s Head

Lionshead for an active option hike up Lion’s Head, Table Mountain’s little sister this 45-minute hike is really popular with locals. It’s a healthy way start your trip.

Number three: Llandudno

Next, spend the afternoon in Llandudno a gorgeous beach town with beautiful people and great waves But keep your eyes peeled because the waters are sharky.

Number four: Cage Diving

Sharks have a bad rep dispel the myths and learn about Great Whites first-hand but hopping in the water with them dives take place three hours from Capetown shark alley which has the highest concentration of great white sharks in the world.

Number five: Wine Tasting

Capetown’s Mediterranean climate makes it perfect for cultivating wine. Especially, South Africa’s own Pinotage grape many wineries have been around for centuries and most offer tastings paired with incredible food.

Number six: Chapman’s Peak Road

Chapman’s Peak Road take the long way back to Cape Town with a drive down the scenic Chapman’s Peak road home to some of a gorgeous coastline in South Africa for extra fun and style points rent a ride and do it in a motorcycle sidecar.

Number seven: Old Biscuit Mill

The Old Biscuit Mill grab lunch at the old biscuit mill a renovated space where artisan food stalls serve top quality cuisine to a stylish and beautiful crowd. It’s quite “lekker my china”.

Number eight: Night Life

Nightlife when night falls. It’s time to grab a drink downtown now most of the bars are located on Long Street but a less touristic option is just two streets over on Bree Street.

Number nine: Mzoli’s Place

Mzoli’s Place Downtown Cape Town’s nice but to experience more of the city head to Mzoli’s Place in the township of Guguletu for Sunday Braai. It’s basically a backyard barbecue meet’s a street party and trust us. If there’s one experience you gotta have. It’s a Sunday braai at Mzoli’s Place.

Number ten: Robben Island

Robben Island for a more sobering experience pay a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned from 1964 to 1990.

It’s a good place to learn about the history of apartheid and South Africa’s continuing struggle for racial and social justice well. Those are our recommendations on Cape Town. What are yours? If you’re from there or you’ve been before making sure that you leave your tips and advice in the comment box below.

Also if you want to know more about Cape Town, you can click here. Please follow GroepWilders for new travel post every Tuesday.