Trip 2 Day 6-7
10.09.2011 - 10.11.2011 14 °C
I pulled up to Prague in the late afternoon, hopped on the underground rail and a tram to get to my hostel, check in, and made some friends. All within an hour. I walked into my room at the same time as two other people around my age. And we all hit it off. We were also joined by another girl who had gotten to the hostel late the night before. We decided to go down to the hostel bar and grab a drink and figure out what we wanted to do. There a big group of Aussies noticed us trying to figure this out and asked what we were up to. So, we naturally decided to do a pub crawl. We started off at the drunken monkey where there were unlimited well drinks. Basically we had a bunch of 3% crap beer, vodka shots (that had more apple or craberry juice than actual vodka) or yucky watered down rum. But, it was still free, so I shouldn't complain too much. Then we continued to wander around the city to at least two or three other clubs. Each one had free shots for us. It was 450 Koruns for the night, but you also had to buy your own beers, etc. So, in the end I don't know if it was worth it, but it was fun wandering around with a group of 30 people or so.
The next day we went for a free walking tour. It started at 1015 and ended at 3. So it was a solid 5 hours of walking around Prague. Its a good thing our tour guide was amazing, otherwise I don't think I would have been able to stay entertained that long. We learned tons of the history of Prague and the Czech Republic and saw most of the city.
Pretty building I found while wandering
This is one of the only Hebrew clocks left. It run counterclockwise!
Famous Prague Astrological Clock. Over 600 years old and still works!
Supposed to be one of the oldest churches in Europe. The stones used to build it are supposedly from Jerusalem and will be returned to their homeland when Jesus comes back to Earth.
Delicious Cuban Cigar. Ended up sitting outside of a cafe drinking a beer and my Cuban discussing politics and foreign policy with a Canadian and an Aussie. I felt like a grown up
After the walking tour and a few hours of relaxing outside of a pub, we decided to go shopping! But, the only thing we ended up buying ws some yummy Indian food. We finally wandered back to the Hostel around 7. None of us had the energy to go out so we decided to stay at the Hostel chill area and bar. Then we saw a guitar on the wall, and the Aussie had a harmonica. So Canadian grabbed the guitar, Aussie grabbed her Harmonica, and I sang. We sat there for probably 4 or so hours just drinking beer and playing songs from the Beatles to Nirvana to Jason Mraz to Adele to Neon Trees to Alanis to Dolly Parton. It was fantastic. I was in pure heaven.
One of the Canadians was headed to Vienna the same time as me and we also happened to have booked the same hostel. So we will be kicking up trouble together again. And the Aussie and other Canadian will be in Budapest at the same time, so we will reunite again!
Overall, I had the best time. I loved every moment in Prague!
Next Stop: Vienna, Austria