Trip Start Apr 08, 2007
129Trip End Oct 01, 2007
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
It took me a little time to find my feet and get the radar going in town yesterday
The long streak of beautiful weather was bound to end eventually, and it did today. Actually, it finished last night mid-gig, as we walked out of the concert to wet streets and damp, brisk conditions. All day today it went from dark, overcast and occasionally misting to patches of sun and blue sky. Temperatures were much cooler, even cold at times, but frankly it's much more in line with what I'd expect from April in Europe. It didn't hold us back too much though. We were tossing around the idea of heading out to Karlštejn Castle outside the city, but instead we spent the day looking around the Jewish District of Josefov and the far-flung suburb/green spot of Vyšehrad
We passed the evening with a stroll down into Karlín, the business district where I took my TEFL course some five years back. The area hasn't changed a great deal, but my school seems to have packed up for elsewhere in town. The old bar - Černa Kočka ("the Black Cat") - is
still hanging around though. Alas, we didn't have a chance for a drink. Instead we had a pasta dinner at another old haunt, the atmospheric Charleston in the middle of the district. We had it in mind to watch some live jazz at Železná off Old Town Square, but were surprised to
see that prices had jumped astronomically. Since we had blown so much of our budget already, we opted for the lower-key option of Ungelt, where we could just settle for the cost of drinks alone.
To end the evening, I had to pay a visit to my favorite old bar - the infernally-decorated Chateau Rouge. The place has changed very little - save for the predictable price hikes - but without the old mates around, it still wasn't the same. Oh, how times change. . .