Saturday, 21 March 2015

A few days in Prague








Welcome back to the blog - hope you have all been well! A mixture of end of term stress and then jetting straight off to Prague has been slightly surreal, but amazing! 

All 47 of us arrived at the airport at 6.45. We must have looked like a bunch of zombies walking through customs!We stayed at a hostel at Wenceslas Square which was such a great location and really close to the old town and other tourist areas. The city was surprisingly easy to navigate around and we soon found our way around. We spent the first day exploring mainly, the weather was beautiful so armed with a map, we walked for a few hours in the sun.

On the first evening, we went to a restaurant on the river. Despite the posh interior, the food was pretty cheap (£1 = approximately 35 Czech koruna) so only ended up paying about £12 for a main, a glass of wine and a dessert! Some people then went to a bar, but I was boring and went back to the hostel for an early night which was much needed.

The next day after having breakfast, we rode the metro to a high ropes course, something that had been pre-booked in advance for. It was a great bonding experience to get to know some other people in the society that I didn't know extremely know. You are literally putting your life in someone else's hands. It was a great experience and so much fun! In the evening we went to a burger restaurant and I had a great duck conti burger before heading to a bar. I stayed for a little bit before heading back for some sleep!

Wednesday we spent most of the day exploring. We started off with a tour to see the National Gallery  (which was the base of the library in Beauty and the Beast) and the Astronomical clock. The view was incredible and really made it worth the hundreds of steps we climbed! We then headed along the Charles Bridge over the river.

In the afternoon, we made the trek up the hill to the palace and near the castle. The weather was beautiful, and I may have got a tiny bit burnt! On the way back to the hostel, we stopped in at the Chocolate Museum (which included some free samples!) and a look in the Spanish Synagogue.

In the evening we went to a traditional Czech meal. We had a vegetable soup to start, with a selection of meats, vegetables and a flavoured mash followed by coffee and apple strudel. Did I mention that there was also unlimited free wine and beer? Let's just say a good night was had by all!

After surprisingly not waking up with a hangover the next day, we went on a Segway tour around the city. It was one of my favourite things that we did as we darted around the city and going to some of the places that I hadn't seen the previous days like the John Lennon wall. We spent the afternoon soaking up the sun and drinking coffee before heading back to the airport to go home.

It was such an amazing experience. I am always a nervous traveller, but I felt completely at ease and relaxed.
Are you off on holiday this easter?


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2 comments

  1. Wow, I love the architecture!

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  2. Love these pics!
    Btw I nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award, all you have to know is in my latest post!
    Have a lovely day
    xxx Maria

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