SEGWAY....that is all

Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
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Flag of Czech Republic  , Hlavní Mesto Praha,
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We went to the Prague castle first up. As soon as we arrived we saw the 'changing of the guards' which happens every hour.  At 12pm they make a big deal about it with a band and more who-ha.  It was interesting to watch – got a bit of video footage of it and as soon as the new guard stood his post he was as still as a statue.  Everyone was standing next to him having their pics taken.  And yes I had mine with one of them – I don’t think he was very happy with me though – see the pose that I did in the pics.  He didn’t say anything verbally (I don’t think they are allowed to speak anyway) but he certainly expressed himself by banging the end of his gun on the ground.  Whatever sunshine.  Do as your told and just stand there.  He still scared the crap out of me.  Point taken soldier.  We had a guide take us through the Prague castle.  She was a young Czech girl...it was weird, she kept talking with her eyes closed.  I felt like running away hiding so when she opened her eyes we weren’t there anymore.  Trav had to get a camera licence to be allowed to take photos.  This cost us 50 crown so about €2.  Just a way of them making more money I think.  Our tour guide took us to a Crypt that was underneath the Palace.  This section was out of bounds for everyone else as they were doing repair work to the steps but because we had a guide, we were the only ones allowed there.  They call us VIP now in Prague.  The guided tour went for 75min.  We grabbed a quick drink afterwards and had a stroll around the castle grounds.  We went into the Old Royal Palace, Basilica of St George and Rosenburg Palace.  So much to see and do – You could spend a few days alone at this Castle.  We grabbed an early tea and relaxed in the gardens.  We had to recharge ourselves for our Segway Tour!  Before our Segway Tour we went for a stroll along Charles Bridge again.  We then saw a tour group so followed them through the back streets and came across a big wall full of graffiti.  Apparently this is the wall where John Lenons face was painted.  Not there anymore though which is a shame.  We then came across a fence full of padlocks...it reminded us of the fence we saw in France but this time we found out the story behind it.  Tourists/locals would do this with their loved one, lock the padlock to the fence and each have a key to the padlock.  They will then both throw the key into the river in hope their love will last forever.  Awwww how sweet. 7pm came and it was time for our Segway Tour!  They gave us about 20min practise time.  To go forwards you learnt your bodies forward.  To go backwards you had to lean back.  I was a bit wobbly but that only lasted 30 seconds.  I was surprised with how quick I picked it up.  Trav looked so tense.  Actually he looked tense for the remainder of the tour!  But neither of us stacked it!  We did have our money on a young guy who was quite confident right from the beginning.  He kept on chewing his gum like a cow chewing grass – trying to do all these tricks and fast turns.  He thought he was all that. Half way into the tour, Mr ‘I so love myself’ stacked it.  It was gold.  I laughed and I made sure I laughed out loud.  Cocky idiot.  The segway tour was awesome.  He showed us the narrowest street in Prague.  Only one person at a time can walk down it and they have a pedestrian crossing there! Funny as...take a look at the pics!  The water feature of the 2 guys holding their peckers, their middle section moves and apparently if you SMS your name to a certain number, the 2 guys spell your name out in their wee!  Yep...I have that number!  I will be doing that and flying back to Prague to make sure they spell it right.  We stopped half way for a beer on top of a hill overlooking Prague.  Amazing at night when all the lights come on.  We saw a few homeless people and Trav saw quite a few black guys looking suspicious in dark side streets.  Found out later on that they sell cocaine.  Segways recommended!  We will certainly do another Segway Tour in another country thats for sure.  The Segway finished at 10:30pm so we went to the ‘Coyotes Bar’ to try a few cocktails.  Amanda told us about this place and how they dance on top of the bar.  Cocktails are so cheap!  About €4 which is approx $6AUD.  Stayed for a few cocktails... YUM.  My favourite was ‘sex on the beach’.  You could scull these babies down...very tasty!  Trav wanted to ask for a glass of water to see what they would do (if you have seen the movie you would know what I mean).  They didn’t dance on the bar when we were there but they did make a cocktail in beat with the music, throwing the bottle over their head, rolling it down their arm.  Very impressive.  The last train came at midnight.... we were at the train station about 20 past so just missed it!  Bugger....had to pay for a taxi back to the campsite.  Raaaa to that.  But we had a great day!


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Dad Birdie on

That sounds like a fabulous full-on day...........well done. Thanks again for all the stories and great pics too. Keep enjoying and travel safely xo.

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