Praha

Trip Start Sep 06, 2010
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Trip End Apr 14, 2012


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Apartment Old Town Square

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Saturday, September 24, 2011

After saying good bye to John last night we went to the Nurenburg central bus station to wait for our 1:45AM bus to Prague.  To our surprise the station was not so much a station but a stand located right next to a club with drunk Nurnbergers coming back and forth.  We arrived with several hours to wait in the bitter cold and were unnerved to find a sign that indicated that the bus we were waiting for was not coming! Not giving up hope we waited around anyway and were releaved to meet someone else waiting for the 1:45 bus to Prague only with another company assuming that this was a sister company to ours.  At 1:45 our hearts sank when the other bus came and picked up everyone, leaving us alone waiting in the middle of the night for a bus that may or may not come.  Luckily, at 2:15AM the bus finally arrived and we happily boarded and went straight to sleep.  We arrived in Prague at 5:45AM and navogated our way to the apartment we booked through Airbnb.  The friendly Irish owner let us in to our cosy, basic flat right near the Old Town Square where we gratefully had a shower and went to bed for a more restful sleep.  In the afternoon we excitedly went groccery shopping for some Czech food to cook up in our apartment tonight.  Afterward we stumbled upon a market in the main square and salivated over the delicious looking street food on offer.  We visited the Museum of Communism which detailed the turbulent political history of the Czech Republic.  It was expecially good to see this information straight after our time in Germany researching the fascist Nazi's to compare the two ideologies.  Next we visited Wenceslas Square which is the main commerical drag of central Prague and also the sight of all the demonstrations of the 1970-80's.  We saw the tasteful memorial to the two students who burned themselves alive in protest to the Soviet occupation.  On our way back to our apartment we saw the Atronomical Clock in the main square which moves in a medievil procession every hour.  For dinner Brendan did his best to cook up some bread and potato dumplings with saurkraut and red cabbage, with the only cooking intructions in Czech.  We will perfect the art over the next few days.  
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