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Trip Start Jun 30, 2007
36Trip End Nov 12, 2007
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Another long bus ride. We had a stop in Dresden and another at a concentration camp called Terezin. You could take a tour but we chose to sit on the grass and eat lunch. I thought the border crossing was a bit scary. The customs people all boarded the bus and took our passports. You weren't allowed to speak to them either. We got across ok and now we are at a really old-fashioned-but-in-a-nice-way hostel.
Friday 20 July
Got on the tram today (lucky for us this hostel sells tram tickets or we would have been so lost!) and headed into the centre of Prague for the prague free tour. It's run by a different company and is nowhere near as good as the other ones. I didn't really learn a whole lot. We ended up at the Prague castle, the biggest castle in the world apparently
Written on Saturday
Well, last night we went to the biggest night club in Europe. It had 6 floors of clubs all with a different theme of music. There was modern chart stuff, 80's, techno, hip hop, R and B, chill out rooms (just like bars where you sit and talk etc), an internet cafe (!), a breakdance room and foozeball tables. I think that's everything. So we go there at 1230 after saying we would meet our friends (first Europe friends yay!) at 1130. We thought we would find them in there but we sort of underestimated the size of the place. We finally caught up with them at 0330 and they left soon after to get up early. We actually had a really good night just the two of us, mainly dancing in the 80's room. My highlight was watching Joey dancing to MC Hammer 'you can't touch this'. If ANYONE wants to see this it is hilarious and he will do it willingly after a few beers. It was really hot inside the pub and I took my watch off and put it on my belt loop
Saturday 21 July
Out of the Hostel at 1200. Not too bad I didn't think after our night out. We walked to these markets not far from here, massive, Victoria Market sized markets selling heaps of Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, labels labels labels etc, but also throwing stars, stun guns, flick knives, bebe guns, mace etc. Everywhere! Joey had a little play with the flick knife (yes, lovely Joey learning that you know how to operate a flick knife!) and the guy really thought he wanted it so started showing him how they all work! The thing there is that you have to haggle with them and I'm not really very good at this because I always feel a) intimidated and b) sorry for them. Joey is really good at it however, not posessing any of these traits
Sunday 22 July
The (free) BBQ was really nice last night! Apart from the Czech sausages (no, i don't know what was in them or what they were made from but they tasted good!), marinated chicken and steak, the owners of this place had made fresh hummous, tzatziki and cous cous
Monday 23 July
Again a trip on the tram into the town centre. We walked to the old town square to see the astronomical clock which apparently did something spectacular on the hour. All it did was to open these doors and the saints rolled past them (puppets). The people in the audience clapped but we couldn't really see what was so amazing.
On arriving to Prague we got dropped off at a hostel that had a pool, free breakfast and free internet. Then we walked to this one so my first bad point is it doesn't have a pool but then I only want one because the other one had one. This hostel is great! We are in a really big 8 bed dorm with the bathroom right outside the door and a basin in the room. We have our own reading lamp, a locker each under the bed big enough for our whole pack and another locker beside our bed for smaller things. It has a large kitchen with free tea and coffee. Downstairs is a really cool bar and games room. It looks like a 1800's wine cellar, all brick with brick archways. Outside there is a big courtyard with a small paddling pool (oh wait, it does have a pool!) to dip your feet. They sell tram tickets at the counter and they are really good with directions into the town. Tonight they are putting on a free BBQ for us all.
I can only come up with two bad points and they are pretty petty really. One is the fridge is way too small for the amount of people here and it's far out from the town but then the trams are direct and we are paying less to stay this far out. 9/10