On the way to Prague we were
stopped at the Germany/Czech Republic border and I got the first
stamp of my trip!! - yay!!
They don't stop you in EU countries so I haven't got any others.
We then stopped at a place
called Terazin which was a camp during the Second World War.
No one was gassed there but lots of people died from the condiitions.
The cramped living quarters and communal showers and gallows were pretty dreadful.
It mostly held political prisoners and the camp commander was held there after liberation before being put to death.
We arrived in Prague and did
an evening walking tour first thing - good to get the bearings
like I have said before.
We went for dinner as a group afterwards and I had a really yummy beef goulash and dumplings - mmmm!!
I got up the next morning and met Kate, Jenny, Emma and Una who I had sat near on the bus and we went off for a day of sightseeing.
First stop was Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle) - the biggest one in Europe!! - or the World!! - can't remember which one.
I wasn't actually all that
fussed but the views from the hill were fab.
The garden was nice.
My fave bit was the toy museum.
There was a Barbie exhibition on.
There were so many Barbie Dolls and we had a great time wandering around looking at them all.
We then headed down the hill.
I stopped while the girls were looking at markets and looked out across the skyline.
Prague is called "The Town of 1000 Spires" and from this angle it is all you could see!!
It was just gorgeous!!
We walked down across a bridge
that was one bridge over from "The Bridge" so we could
get some photos.
"The Bridge" is the Charles Bridge and it is gorgeous!!
We got some good shots.
Then we wandered into the Jewish Quarter where we just kind of looked around.
We shopped as well and I got a lovely skirt that Mum will probably hate!!
We stopped for lunch and then went into the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock go off.
I must say that it was probably
the crappiest thing that I have seen tourists stand around for!!
I suppose I should appreciate the fact that it was old and very ahead of its time blah blah blah but it certainly didn't deserve the clap that everyone gave it.
We shopped a little bit more and I brought a top to wear with my new skirt and then we headed back to the hostel to shower and change for dinner.
I wore my new outfit!
I had been given the name of
a really good restaurant in Prague by Kiwi Karen (the girl who
had her bag stolen in Madrid) and said to the girls that we should
I had also told Helen who was in my room and by the time that the 8.00pm meeting time came around there were seventeen of us there!
A bit of pressure on me actually!! - and I was really hoping that it was nice!!
I needn't have worried.
I found it easy and it was delish!
I had a yummy snitzel and as the menu has the weight of each meal on it, two of the boys ordered a kilo of pork knee each.
It looked like a bloody stegasaurus but they both finished every last bit!! (reminded me of Brett!)
It was a good night out - I really enjoy going out with groups.
I had a sleep in the next day
and then I went shopping.
I bought a few pressies and took some more photos.
I went back to the restaurant for lunch (it was good!!) and then went back to the hostel for a bit of a chill out and pack and diary write before the bus in the morning.