Prague; Praha, my favorite city!
Trip Start May 12, 2013
24Trip End Aug 03, 2013
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This past weekend I traveled with Laura, Vidya, Suvi, Palavi, Pranaya, Nina and Christine
So we left Metz Friday night and took a night train to Prague. We thought our adventure was going to start when we got to Prague but boy were we wrong. On the night train, Suvi and I were sitting next to each other and there was an obnoxious group of German middle aged men sitting in the cart in front of us. It's about 10pm when we get on the night train so we just talk and during this time the German men are up from their seats and piling into our cart. They of course start drinking and drinking a lot... It's about midnight and the lights are still not off in the train yet but we head to sleep. At about 2am I'm still about half awake since these drunk German men were extremely loud and calling attention upon themselves
So the next morning we arrive in Prague! It's a beautiful day out so all of us just head to the hostel which is only a 15 minute walk from the train station. We decide to check in but as usual we couldn't till 2pm so we lock our stuff up and find something to eat. We saw the Dancing house on our way and grabbed lunch at a nearby restaurant. The food was delicious and probably one of my favorite meals I've had in Europe. I ordered a drink called Kofola, which tasted like a licorice flavored coke. It was super yummy with the chicken pasta! Next, it started pouring so we just decided to hangout at the restaurant for a little bit. We then headed back to the hostel to get ready for a great night out! We got ready and headed towards Wenceslas Square. We looked at all of the markets, grabbed some food, and toured the beautiful Old Town. We saw the Astronomical clock too. In Old Town, we were approached by a young man who led us to the sign up for the Pub Crawl. So we got our wristbands and decided to just hangout in town and wander the streets until we got to the first bar
So the next morning most of us are still upset about last night but we just decided to eat breakfast at the hostel, get ready, and go on the walking tour at 11. On the walking tour we see the New town, Old town (again), and the prominent Jewish community. The entire city just took me by surprise. The people spoke English, everything was super cheap and the people were welcoming! Seeing all of the architecture, the culture of the city as a melting pot really made me happy
Next stop: Vienna, Austria!