Trip Start Aug 25, 2006
47Trip End Dec 15, 2006
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The guys had managed to find somewhere to watch it not too far from our hostel - an Australian themed joint called Fat Boys. Not long after settling in we met the 'Fat Boy', a guy called Norm - an ex-pat Aussie what owned the place. We also found out that it was a week too early for the game we wanted and it was actually South Africa and New Zealand playing a couple of hours later. Oh well, an excuse to hang around for a couple more hours and drink the beautiful fresh Pilsner Urqell flowing from the taps and being bought to us by the friendly Czech bar staff Norm employed. He also hooked us up with some italian food from a restaurant around the corner - a place he frequented so much they had a dish named after him - Wedges Fat Boy. This dish was a potato bake dish with mince, bacon, copious amounts of cheese, sour cream and some napoli sauce on top. Unreal.
We stuffed ourselves with food from the restaurant and watched the game before the guys discovered the Bundy Rum bottle on the wall and proceeded to drink the bar dry of it. This took us up to about 6 or 7 before we stocked up on some more drinks from a nearby store and returned to the hostel room before heading out to a nearby club, the Roxy, with some Austrians (who I kept attempting to speak French to for some reason) until late. Not a bad night out.
The next day we were all pretty knackered but I went out for another good walk around Prague with Cavka and saw some pretty cool stuff. Up on one of the ridges around Prague there is a big metronome, signifying all the great composers who have come out of the area (Dvorak being one of the big names, and a composer who's Americas Quartet I played during school), some more bridges (The Charles bridge which is the famous one, and was the first one built back in the day) before heading back for a quiety and bed. I also had to dash to the train station to reserve a seat the next day for the train up to Amsterdam to meet up with Luke and Rus. That wasn't too hard, a few euro and a definite spot on the train sounded good to me.