Mam rad cheske holky (only thing i learnt to say)

Trip Start Aug 02, 2012
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Trip End Dec 01, 2012


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Flag of Czech Republic  , Moravia,
Sunday, September 30, 2012

For those of you who have never heard of Brno it's the second city of the Czech Republic, basically it's a much smaller but cheaper version of Prague. 

Visiting a city usually means a something 1-4 days allocated to sightseeing, this isn't really needed here in Brno, half a day tops will cover it. However it doesn't help if you turn up on a Sunday night, Monday's in Brno are counted as anti-tourist day. Absolutely everything touristy is closed on a Monday, well that's not entirely true, the tourist information office did give me one suggestion....a 'famous' Jewish cemetery, that's just what my trip has been missing! ...but actually I think I'll give it a miss! So my day of sightseeing basically consisted of walking around seeing everything from the outside, saves me a bit of money I guess! 
 
I'm staying with a guy called Tomas who kindly offered me a place to stay on couch surfing at the last minute, he's a student but has a massive apartment 10 minutes walk to the city which I loved! I also love the beer in Czech, I'm not sure if it's the taste or the fact it never costs more than 1 euro a pint I love the most but who cares! ;-) However there was 1 occasion I was mocked by the guys I was with for liking a beer they sold at the uni restaurant called StaroBrno, which is exactly like Staropramen but apparently liking that means I have incredibly bad taste in beer! But I did go on to try 6 other different beers that night so I have a pretty good idea what Czech beer is all about now, but I still recommend people to try StaroBrno if you are there!
 
I said Czech beer never costs more than 1 euro, I lied, I went to meet Mira for a liquid lunch at a pub which has the best rated beer in Czech Rep. It costs just under 2 euros and that's incredibly expensive in Brno but you are paying for the best beer in the entire country so its always worth it, even if your lunch consists of 4 beers and a shot of slvovice! Well it gets me prepared to go and watch an ice hockey match so it's all good!

I've been to see 1 ice hockey match before which was in Sweden and it was nice and all but it wasn't anything like this. Packed out stadium with the best fans in the country going nuts and the one thing Sweden completely missed out was the fights! I have always associated ice hockey with violence and so do the Czech's, I lost count how many fights the players had on the ice, I know it's nothing to be proud of but it sure was entertaining! The match was thrilling too, Brno went from 1-0 up to 3-1 down, managed to level it at 3-3 and went to penalties which they won 2-0. Think I got my monies worth on this game, not bad for 6 euros either... After the game we went to a club for a freshers week party (apparently there is some sort of welcoming party nearly every week through the entire year, but ok!) it was a nice party but I didn't really agree with some of Tomas' friends, they were obsessed with the idea of finding me a Czech girl that night and their game was all about slapping every single womens arse and laying the blame on me, thanks guys but not really the best way to pick up women. If all most of the Czech guys are like this good luck to you girls... ;-)
 
So another entire week almost of late nights out drinking, think it's time for a few more chilled out days, do you think Budapest can offer that??
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