I'm a little tired of being a tourist

Trip Start Aug 16, 2009
Trip End Sep 30, 2009

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So today I went on a bus tour to see Karlstejn Castle, about 30 km outside of Prague. The castle had looked really cool in pictures, but actually going there wasn't that great. The bus tour dropped us off on the back side of the castle, where we had a 5 minute walk to get to the castle gate. The castle was on top of a hill in the middle of the woods, so we didn’t get in far away views of it. Just up close and personal. And the interiors were very bare.

So I didn’t really enjoy it that much, but it was nice to get outside of the city and see something different. I realized that I’m getting a little of being a tourist. And especially seeing big cities. Really, for about the past 10 days all I’ve done is walk around cities. And I think it’s made me not enjoy Prague as much as I otherwise would have. It’s a very beautiful city, with architecture very unique from everything else I’ve seen. If it was the first place I visited, I’m sure I would have absolutely loved it. But I didn’t. It was neat to walk around, but it didn’t thoroughly excite me or anything.

Anyway, after the bus dropped me off in Prague I headed back to the hostel to pick up my backpack. Then I headed to the train station to catch the 4.5 hour train ride to Vienna. I was very tired of most of free time involving this trip (i.e. blogging & pictures). So instead of catching up on blogs during the train ride, I watched some TV shows on my computer that I had downloaded before the trip. And it was great to get my mind off of travelling.

When I got to Vienna I arrived at the Wien Sudbahnhof train station and had to made my way over to the Westbahnhof station where my hostel was. I was glad I had made the same trip in reverse when I was in Vienna four days ago. Because the S-bahn (train) and U-bahn (metro) stations didn’t have any maps in them. So I was able to pretty much remember where to go.

It was pretty late by the time I got to the hostel, but I felt a little bit guilty about not writing any new blogs. So I stayed up for a while and got one finished, which I posted before going to bed.

Now I have one more day in Vienna, before going to Hallstatt.

Auf Wiedersehen!
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Where I stayed
Westend City Hostel (Vienna)
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