Jul 04, 2010
Where I stayed
We decided to do a Free Tour at 11am. What?...Free you say?! Yep free. But nothing is for free I hear you say again?! Well you are half correct there. They offer free tours to tourist as they believe everyone should see Prague regardless of your budget and if you were happy and enjoyed yourself after the 3 hours, then the tour guide would be more than happy to accept a tip. You could leg it after the tour and not pay a single cent but we had an awesome time and our tour guide, Ruth from the UK, was an absolute crack up that we tipped. After the tour we grabbed a drink and made our way to the Jewish Museum, Jewish cemetery and a couple of the Jewish Synagogues. A lot of sad stories from these places. The cemetery is just crazy. A small area with up to 12 people deep and approximately 100,000 people buried in this small area. There are grave stones on top of grave stones. A lot a depressing history and stories that I wont go into. From there we went to the Astronomic Clock. From 9am till 9pm every hour it does it little thing. I'm not sure how many of you have been to Prague and seen this clock in action but it aint all that! It does a little ding dong, made another noise, did a little jigging motion which they call dancing here and that was it. Hundreds of people gather around 10 minutes to the hour just to watch that! The only good thing was this guy dressed like a joker appears from the very top of the clock and plays his little trumpet thing to the crowds. Totally overrated. But sure enough, an hour late, there were hundreds of people gathered around again. Had tea at this place called Crazy Cow – a good steak was in order to end our busy day. Made it back to camp by 10pm...woot no rain today.