There are some destinations you hear about excessively from people around you and there are some that are absolutely unheard of but will leave a mark on you. For example, a person who has travelled to Spain will highly recommend the Catalonian city, Barcelona but it will be highly unlikely that he/she spent a couple of nights relaxing in the exquisite small town known as Begur. Prague, despite being quite popular falls short of the praise the other high profile destinations receive.
Prague was one of the five cities/countries on the top of my bucket list. During my one year course in Manchester, I luckily found a group of friends who either shared a similar mindset regarding the city or were convinced at the first sight of the Prague photographs when we began our research.
We encountered two difficulties prior to our departure - firstly, in our excitement while researching and subsequently booking our flights and accommodations, we slightly overlooked the fact that we should have coordinated our trip as per our visa appointment date. The Czech Republic embassy in the UK had no availability for a group of 10 people that would allow us sufficient processing time. Somehow, we managed to squeak it through via controversial means. Secondly, two of our friends did not manage to get the Schengen visa. (The one positive was that we had extra space in the accommodation now)