Day 22 - Prague the castle

Trip Start Apr 20, 2009
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Trip End May 16, 2009


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Monday, May 11, 2009

Well getting out of the hotel/hostel was a very slow business this morning - first there was the waking up, and then the getting up and then the getting off the internet and finally the going out of the door to get breakfast before lunchtime. I think I was slow because I noted the rain outside. Anyway, we had to take our dirty washing to a dry cleaners (we were told that there was no laundromats and both our dirty washing situation was dire) and then searched for breakfast, in the rain. It rained a lot and apparently Prague has no eves or verandas. We went to a place, very wet, that was on the tour route yesterday and I noted that had all day breakfast. I had very interesting scrambled eggs (they were cooked eggs that got scrambled at the end) and it came with hash brown, bagel and cream cheese and sausages. We left the cafe and 5 minutes up the road I exclaimed that I had forgot my camera and rushed off back, however a few minutes up the road I ran into a lady who asked whether I was just in the cafe and gave me my camera! I thanked her like 4,000 times and we parted ways. One last must do was to go to the post office as Noni needed to post some stuff home so that she didn't have to carry around so much. The post office people were very helpful and all went well.Along the way to the Prague Castle, we stopped at many a jewellery store as they all had these pretty Czech garnets. Eventually, we went into the store to discover the price and I worked out they weren't really worth it, but it didn't stop me looking in every single window still. There are several attractions around the Prague Castle to which we bought a combo ticket to the most popular ones. We had great difficulty purchasing the tickets (as we wanted an audio guide as well) as they didn't have much change even though we had both Euro and Crowns (pronunciation??) and they didn't accept card... twas strange (we got an audio guide from another ticket stall but I didn't want one as I figured Noni could give me the gist of it all). So we checked out the church thing (which I would say looks more impressive on the outside), a place where they held court and stuff, a smaller church where they excavated all these important remains (kings and so forth) and then a gaol where they tortured people. All this wondering around and listening to audio guides took its time and it was then time to head back to the hostel/hotel and pick up our laundry on the way.

For din din we headed out to a french type restaurant (not too expensive) near the touristy bit and I had num num chicken in pruchetta. The rest of the evening was spent re-packing our bags full of the clean clothing ready to head off the Amsterdam in the morning.
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