Trip Start May 15, 2006
33Trip End Jul 07, 2006
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1:31pm - On a train from Prague, heading to Salzburg, Austria tonight. A lot to write about from Prague, it was a great city. We arrived late into Prague on Thursday night and we must have spent an hour at the train station trying to figure out how to get to our hostel. Czech is really hard to read, almost incipherable. We finally figured out we needed to take the tram, which turned out to be a trolley. Rolling my bag along the cobblestones for a half-mile was an adventure too...I think I'm gonna corner the market on Monster-truck tires for luggage when I get back home. We showed up at the hostel, the guy gave us the room keys, and he mentioned that our hostel was another 3 blocks away
The good news about the Czech Republic is that they're still on Czech currency, even though they're part of the EU. Beer was then oh-so-affordable...$1 for a half-liter of Pilsner Urquell - where Pilsner was invented, in Pilzen, C.R. We had a great time touring around the city all day, walking to the Charles Bridge, then to Prague Castle and the St. Vitus Cathedral, which was really impressive. The cathedral was built in the 1300s, had lots of stained glass, and highly-arched ceilings.
It rained just about every day we were in Prague, and it was a little cold too. We managed to find a sweet club called Karlovy Lazne near the Charles Bridge on Friday night. We must have walked a mile in the rain to get there, but it was worth it. It was pretty cool, 3 floors, and a lot of different kinds of music
After my monster-truck tire suitcase wheels, I think I'm gonna open up a 24 hour Walgreens in Prague...the pharmacies weren't open on Sat. or Sunday.
We went back to our favorite restaurant, Sklep on Saturday, and then rolled out today.
More to come later.