Czeching out Prague!
Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
36Trip End Jun 01, 2009
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Where I stayed
Once I arrived in Prague it was pure chaos. There were people everywhere! Everyone was rushing about finding their train or gathering their bearings. I managed to figure out where and what kind of ticket I needed to get to my hostel. It is quite a challenge to find an ATM, find where and what kind of metro/tram ticket you need, where to buy it and where the metro/tram is. When you get to the ATM they give you money in the biggest denomination ever so it pisses the cashier off when you buy a ticket worth 50 cents (or so) with a bill that is worth 50 dollars
I went to the old town after I checked in. I couldn't ask for better weather. My first impressions of Prague was not good. It is so unbelievably crowded, and it has a carnival like atmosphere. The buildings are very old and beautiful, but there are so many tacky souvenir stores with meat head no neck guys standing in front. I checked out Tyn Church, the main square and Charles Bridge. I then went to eat and sample my first Czech "pivo". It was okay. By this time it was getting later in the evening, and I walked around the same route I took earlier. At this time, most of the crowds had left and I appreciated Prague so much more! It really is a beautiful city! The castle dominates the skyline and looks amazing at dusk when the lights around it are all lit up.
Came back to the hostel and called Hartley. Calls are pretty cheap here. For 18 minutes it costs a little more than a beer. Had a beer from the bar (on tap Pilsner Urquell-the original Pilsner) and will soon go back up to my room where I expect to see 5 gorgeous half naked men waiting for me....hahaha