Following Vienna, we went to Prague for a few days, based on recommendations of drunken backpackers “You HAVE to go to Prague!!11!!!!111!”, is what they said over beer.
First stop was the hostel. Very cheap, run by this one lady, called Gallery Hostel… The rooms were cold (had to find otherways to keep warm!) and the internet access was via the one central PC, but it was nice enough, particularly for the price… I did manage to pull the shower curtain and rod down in the shared bathroom, but had Rish to right all that :p
We then set out on our wander of the inner town…. not dressed quite warm enough. Ended up wearing tights under my jeans and socks along with a few layers on top for most of Prague. JUNE. Freaky (though when I saw footage of some May Day riots in the snow, I wasn’t as surprised at the cold).
Sign for the Museum of Communism. I still may have to buy that tshirt…
That night we went for some Italian food. Yeah, I know, not in Italy. But the salad I had was much needed after the cakes of Vienna and the sausage of lunch…
Not quite sure why Absinthe was everywhere in Prague… any ideas?
I couldn’t get used to the whole paying to use the toilets thing in Europe. Especially not when they had it in the Maccas in Prague, complete with cash register and receipt. Strange, European quirks. It was in Prague McDonalds that I got the email from one of my lecturers saying he hadn’t received my final essay, any chance I cold send it through. I got an HD for it though! yay!
After a quick cold lunch of salads we head to Prague Castle, where we are very happily using our student discounts :) Gotta love having a student card when travelling in Europe!
We’d seen pretty much as we wanted to by then, so went in search of warmth.. .and was pleased to stumble across a Gloria Jeans .. with a board full of familiar offerings and free wi-fi (and toilets were free too!). One comment though – why is Europe’s soy milk so watery??
Dinner that night was at a cute little creperie … Créperie Aux Clochettes. Home style and full of locals :)
That night we went to the Agharta Jazz Club, which was good fun :) Didn’t stay out too late as we were still rather tired.. again. Maybe staying warm was using too much energy?
First stop next morning (after breakfast) was the Communism Museum. I can’t imagine living under such a regime only 20 years ago. Watching the footages, students the ones in the protests, getting harassed by police. Scary times.
Then off for some more building-seeing!
Plaque to Jan Palach who committed suicide by Self-immolation in protest in 1969
Looking out over the site of all those protests, Wenceslas Square
For our last night in Prague, we decided to go have beer and dinner at Pivovarský Dum.
Afterwards we went and had further crepes for dessert. Full!
Back to the hostel for an early night, and an early rise for the train. Hit the station with enough time to spend the last of our coins on pastries!
mm looks like we ate out way through a cold, wet Prague.
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