Wow another amazing city. Our time here began with Alan climbing in the drivers seat of the taxi at the airport before he realized that people in Prague drive on the other side of the road! Our accommodation is basic but enough and in a great location. We were greeted at the hostel with a short Czech woman screaming at the man in reception, she was not a happy looking bunny and in here attempt to get into reception she elbowed Andy in the back leaving him wondering if it really happened! First stop was the pub across the road for our first sampling of Czech beer, very nice 🙂 the pub did create some confusion though, one must read instructions on hand towel dispensers, rather than see a picture of a hand and think that means insert your hands – well I can tell you that’s not the case it was a simple sensor – talk about idiot abroad. Also beware of mirrors near toilets, poor Andy stood confused – which is the toilet which is e reflection, you may mock Andy but Alan was a bit cruel seeing as he had also been confused and not owned up until Andy did the same thing, mmmmm two other idiots abroard!
The architecture in this city is breathtaking, the small streets winding through archways with cobbled streets. Our hostel is a stones throw from Bethlehem Square which is home to the church of our Lady Tyn, it’s black spires intruding in the sky space the only shame is that in front of the old church a new facade has been erected and now houses restaurants. The skyline is just pure and simply different, beautiful and varied.
We visited Wenceslas Square where the good old king looked out of his bedroom window, (did he actually fall out on a red hot cinder?????) again it was very pretty but very busy!
In the early evening we headed up the Astronomical Clock and got amazing 360 degree view of the city and got some hopefully good shots which will be on here eventually. I say hopefully because the thing is really high I maneuvered around very carefully, with my back against the wall scared stiff of looking over the edge! We then walked over the Charles Bridge with about 3 million other people attempting to take arty photos before resting in another pub!
So far it’s been really cold, but this morning the sun is shining so hopefully we will have a much more pleasant time on our adventure, I do miss the heat of the sun at home! I think today we are heading to the Jewish Quarter as our main mission the other major mission for the boys is the Champions League Cup in Munich, Alan has already found an Irish bar with a huge screen tv as for Janet and myself I am sure we will find something to do.