First proper day in Prague and what did it have in store? Well… lots of walking for a start. Enjoyed my free breakfast this morning after having a shower I could probably slash faster than, a couple of cups of coffee and we were away.
Caught the 207 into the main square and have pretty much spent the whole day wandering around the old town, new town and jewish quarter. The architecture [spell] in Prague is pretty amazing, its so much more beautiful and older than anything we have in the UK. All the buildings are 5 or more stories high, are brightly coloured and ornate. Prague is surprisingly peaceful and quiet. I expected hordes of tourists and pissed up Brits but to be fair there are very few -obviously it being a Tuesday I’m not here for the stag/hen party weekend madness.
It got quite warm today, the sun managed to burn away the clouds a little and it was pleasant walking along the river and enjoying the sites. Felt a little dicky today, almost as if I am constantly travel sick – slightly dizzy and nauscious [spell?]. Nevertheless a slice of pizza, a glss of water [which cost twice as much as the pizza] and a nurofen and I was back on track. Its quite interesting in that Prague is similar to places like Thailand in respect that your drink in some places of town can cost as much as your meal. Beer right in the centre can be as much as 36Kc for a half litre which is about 85p but only a little further out off the beaten track it can be half the price. Not that this is going to turn into a month long booze up or owt.
I feel I must comment on the Eastern European totty, because after all these claims by friends who have been to this part of the world about how amazing the local talent is I have found them to be completely and utterly true. Not really much more to say on that one other than that the hot weather helps.
Me and claudio are back at the hostel now after a long days walking around Prague and trying to figure out the public transport system. Its all pretty peaceful at the moment at hostel elf, there are only a few of us in our dorm now, the leather sofas are pretty vacant and the beer fridge has been restocked [although still broken]. Plans for the evening will include a little nap, maybe a shower [may depend on how patient I’m feeling], some goulash at a local eatery washed down with one or two pints of cold Budwar and then this evening we have been invited to come to an outing organised by a guy who approached us last night, which will include live African music some bars and a couple of clubs [inc. one on a boat]. However the price is five pounds and it only includes entrance to places and not drinks, although drinks wont be expensive, I could get quite a few for five whole English pounds stirling! We’ll see.
My blistered feet and bed are calling me