A night in a gothic city with staggered streets

Trip Start Jul 26, 2005
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Trip End Nov 01, 2005


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Friday, August 19, 2005

Well the weary legs got the better of us during the day, so we headed back to the hostel to just chill out for a bit and write in the diary and listen to music. As usual, it didnt get done as we met a few more people. There were these 2 English girls that had moved into a couple of the beds, and this tall guy from the U.S. The 2 english girls were our age, and the yank somewhere in his 40's. We all introduced ourselves again and all of us, with Kasia again headed off to have a few beers and get a bite to eat.

It was around 9:30pm and we found this bar to chill outside at as the weather in this city has been very descent and hot. - Being Australian, we love the hot weather! Myself and Kasia went up to order for the group and ofcourse the board of food was in another language and the guys behind the bar were completely stonned and couldn't speak English, so as you can imagine it was quite funny trying to order some food. We thought we were getting these potato tihngs, when the plate's rocked up with these huge sausages, drowning in spicey sauce. However, once sinking my teeth into them i quite enjoyed the meal. This night me and Grant (the 'Big Tall Yank') got to know each other, and i gotta say i admire this bloke for what he's doing. He had enough of office work years ago, and decided to head out and live the dream! He has been travelling through countless countries just working when he needs money and the bloke is absolutely loving life. It really makes you start thinking of what you want out of this life and the world your in. Was great chatting to him and hearing all he's stories he's got to tell. The english girls left after dinner, as they had an early rise the next morning to head off, but was good meeting them, and chatting with Lauren about 'Home and Away', and 'East Enders', that we both get! hahaha! - Cheers Loz!

Us 4 kept on goin for the night, and headed into the centre of the city to pub crawl. We went to a couple of pubs, and i can definatly say you havn't seen Prague untill you've wondered the streets drunk late at night. It's impossible to find out where you are and never end up going in the right direction. But i remember attempting to get into this 5 story high night club that cost way to much to enter, but ladies went in free to scout it out. But we all left and i remember laying on the ground on my back in the city's main square for half an hour while we decided what to do. Alot less tourists than during the middle of the day as you can imagine. We all staggered our way back to the hostel - god knows what way we went, but ended up back in the right place.

The next day after a sleep in to 9:30 - 10 (which is a sleep in these days) we just walked around the ciyt more and more seing... more! Which is just great because there's always new places to see in this city. The beautiful cobble stonned streets, the awesome architecture of the buildings, the scenery that you can see all around you standing from the middle of Charle's bridge just gives you unforgetable memories. Tip though: Wonder off the beaten track to untourist area's where you'll find much better and cheaper meals. Oh and i can't forget the famous Astronomy Clock in the towns centre! hahaha this is really a buz! The clock looks pretty descent, but everyone knows to go see this clock at the stroke of every hours as "something" happends! hahaha, about 400 people crowed around every hour to watch this intruiging mystery and all you see happen is 12 apostles go in and out - however everyone just laugh's, claps and cheers at it reguardless!

This night we just stayed at the hostel to have some goodbye drinks with Kasia as she was leaving that night, and say g'day to a few Aussie blokes that rocked up that arvo. Was so good hearing a familiar accent for once!

Prague, Praha - however you want to call it, has been absolutely fantastic. The city offers so much and recommend this anyone starting to head east in Europe.
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