Prague is a medieval town, and its wonderful character meanders in its own pleasant way along the east and west banks of the Vltava river. It has a series of lovely bridges, beautiful buildings with picture-postcard facades, good food and world-famous beer.
But medieval character means narrow streets. It also means cobblestone streets that you share with trams. The road is liable to split confusingly in two directions after you pass under an ancient bridge, or will continue to be a thoroughfare despite the appearance of some steps in what was the road, or will simply and unexpectedly come to an abrupt dead end.
It’s not the city; it’s the fact that we are used to cities bowing to our need to rush on through. Slow down, readjust, and enjoy Prague. The capital of the Czech Republic is for gentle driving: taking your time to feel the curve of its streets, catching glimpses of its people as they go about life and even smelling the air in the night breeze as you ease though its streets with the window down.