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Day 2/26, sightseeing in Prague.

Beginners as we are, we did not have the really cheap (3 €) buffet breakfast at our hostel this morning, but we walked to the river to eat there. We passed like 20 coffee shops and stores on our way, determined to eat by the river. This wasn’t too good of an idea, because there were places to get food by the bank, nor was there any places to sit for that matter. Emil started to get hungry, and I killed my hunger with water from the sink that Emil refused to drink. We walked around in a strange area on the new side of the city where all the cafés, restaurants and shops seemed to be closed. It was a lot windier than we’d thought too, and long pants would’ve felt nice.

And then it appeared; a small, cheap, outside bistro and café with a nice waiter and freshly baked croissants. I’ve never tasted anything better.

The sightseeing should’ve continued right away, but then it started raining. So instead of taking a 3 hour-sightseeing tour (a free walking one, we found it in USEit’s map for young travellers made by young locals), we walked back to the hostel in the Old Town. We’d plan to switch clothes, take our umbrellas and then walk half of the route. But then we sat down in the lounge. We checked trains and looked at hostels, trying to figure out a route that would be comfortable, cheap andactually work in real life. We decided to skip Ljubljana this time, sadly, and go straight to Venice after an afternoon in Vienna. So after a whole lot of planning (guys, it’s hard to book trains with reservations, skip them) we continued our sightseeing in Prague. We walked around in the old town and found a lovely little green grocery where we bought fruit and strawberries, and then we climbed a mountain. Or something.

Prague has this huge hill on one side of the river, where they’ve built an Eiffel-tower-lookalike. We never climbed that high up, since it would have cost a few CZK to climb the actual tower. And now, listen up, the great thing was that we found a brickwall in the middle of the woods with a few benches and just as great of a view. So we had a little picknick.

On our way down we walked through an olive garden and then an apple garden and then some very nice quarters before we found the bridge and walked over to the small island in the middle of the river. We walked around on the new side again for a while, until we found a place to eat. The food was really good and the prices even better, until they brought us the bill and had charged us extra for ketchup and potatoes. Oh well, we saw some more sights and bought our first ever beer can haha (Czheck beer is just as gross as all other beer, sorry).

We spent some time chilling with awesome Manchester-people at the hostel, and then we went for a long walk/picknick around the castle area. And whoops, back over the bridge and another long walk and home. Zzzz. (<- that’s my feet)

 

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