Trip Start Jun 18, 2003
16Trip End Jul 03, 2003
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Despite all the sightseeing, as I said we were starting to get cracked out and took any break we could get.
By 6 I was about to collapse but we still had dinner. It ended up being multiple courses and multiple hours long. My main focus became staying awake in the dimly lit restaurant and I entertained myself by taking pictures of the food.
After that, we crashed for a very nice sleep in actual beds, which was good because the next day we went all over the place. Our first stop was Hradcany castle. Supposedly the largest castle ever built though it seems that claim is thrown around by a lot of different castles. The castle itself is not too impressive. It's more like a large compound of buildings with no particularly interesting architecture.
St. Vitus' Cathedral, on the other hand, was much more exciting and was also the first cathedral I'd ever been too. Despite it's extremely Gothic appearance it was only completed fairly recently (100-200 years ago...? can't quite remember). Like many cathedrals, they ran out of funds and took many centuries to complete. The front facade was largely covered up with scaffolding...the first of many buildings on the trip that would be under extensive restoration.
We also visited the Golden Lane. Kind of a tourist trap but still fun. The Golden used to be a little lane between the castle of miniature houses inhabited by alchemists and crazy scientists and such.
While also in the castle area, we came across one of the highest points in Prague where you can get some awesome views of the city.
The next day we were getting up early for a bus ride to Austra.