It’s Monday again!
Many of you may have today off for the holiday week but you sill may need a little “me” time to wind down from all of your holiday shopping. If by any chance you happen to be in the Prague region of the Czech Republic or plan on visiting, this installment of Dollars & Sense is just for you. The best part of it all is that everything is free of charge. Check it out below!
Visit The Wallenstein Gardens
These glorious 17th century formal gardens, tucked behind the Wallenstein Palace (now the home of the Czech Senate), should be sought for a little haven of calm away from the crowded streets of Mala Strana.
Designed by a Milanese architect, they are most noted for their bronze statues of Greek gods.
Some of the baroque rooms in the adjacent palace can also be seen at weekends.
Visit The Czech Museum of Music
Prague is a city steeped in musical history, a tradition documented in the The Czech Museum of Music based in the baroque former Church of Saint Mary Magdalane. The museum allows visitors in free from 2-6pm on the first Thursday of each month.
Music-lovers can listen to melodic strains of the city at many other times, perhaps most obviously on Charles Bridge where organ grinders, violinists and a swathe of other musicians often ply their trade in the evening.
Financial Tip Of The Day
Stick To A Written List When You Go Shopping
One should never go into a store without a strong idea of what one will be buying while in there. Make a careful plan of what you’ll buy before you go, then stick strictly to that list when you go to the store. Don’t put anything in the cart that’s not on the list, no matter how tempting, and you’ll come out of the store saving a bundle.