We arrived in Prague not long after the end of the bus game. His city is so Beautiful, everything is so old. The drive to the campsite took almost an hour through the vity but despite busting to go to the toilet, this was no matter, the sights are amazing.
We got to the campsite at 1900 and set up befor dinner at 2045. We set off to town for the walking tour at 2200. Prague at night was incredible. We caughtt the tram into the centre of town and got off not too far from the castle. We walked to the start of the charles bridge to begin the tour. Again the view from the bridge was spectacular. Aand we crossed the river walking the length of the 500m long 600year old civil marvel. From there we walked past the old town hall and the Astronomical clock. At the moment i'm sitting at the base of the clock in a cafe. I have no idea how to read it. It incorporates star signs a lunar calender a gregorian calender and suprisingly a normal clock.
From here we headed upto vaclav lameski, the hub of the night life. I was starving so I grabbed a sausage. It was disgusting, ive never eaten such a fatty sausage in my life and I burnt the hell out of the inside of my mouth on it.
The walking tour ended here and we moved down to an underground bar that brent the bus driver knew about. I was absolutely wrecked and contemplated just headding home but I decided that i'm in prague, I better have at least one drink with the group. I'm grad I did, the club was awesome and as soon as I heard the music coming down I came straight back to life. Once inside we grabbed a beer and headed towards the dancefloor. It was a great set up in a side room. The only problem was it was full of guys, there wasn't one girl in there!! Slightly disheartened I went beck to the rest of the group. Everyone was w***ed and were pretty much just sitting round with glazed looks oon there faces. Group think started to set in so no-one knew what was going on and no-one wanted to make a decision. This is why I hate going out in big groups. It never works and people just procrastinate.
I decided to call it quits, I knew where we were supposed to catch the tram from but wasn't sure which way, I asked lisa she told me to head up the road we just came down, cross over and turn right. What she meant to say was cross over, turn aroound and go right. The end result was I was on the right tram but going in the wrong direction. 5 minutes down the track I knew it wasn't right so I picked the brain of a local. I was indeed going the wrong direction. I got out and sat on the other side waiting for a tram.
10 minutes went by and there was still no sign of a tram. I ddecided to cut my losses and grab a cab. I've been keeping the address of where we're staying on a piece of paper in my shoe, so I retreived that and approached a cab. He knew the place and said he'd do it for 300 korona, aboukt 12 EU. This was less then I expected so I took it. The cab meter quickly reached 300 and was nearly at 400 befor we got to the campsite. I wasn hoping to not have to replicate last nights effort as I didn't feel like running. Luckily the cabbie only wanted 300. I went straight to bed and was out like a light.
Saturday 22 Aug
Yesterday morning I slept in until 8. I needed the rest badly and was still in no state for a run. The cooked breakfast was fantastic and I really wanted to get away early and head into Prague. I've been letting people use my computer. Sam asked if she could use it for 5 minutes and of course it was no problems. 40 minutes later after a bit of prompting I was starting to get a bit over it.
I caught the tram into town with Dennis and Amanda, a Canadian couple where not only does she wear every pair of pants the couple own but he's left with nothing but the skirts. I transferred onto the metro and got out near where we were drinking the night before. Prague is such a Beautiful city. I walked the entirety of what we'de walked the night before but in reverse. From the Charles bridge I went up to the castle. This place has the most amazing cathedral i've seen in all of Europe. I also bumped into chaddy here. He'd been sitting in the one place for ages with his camera on it's mini tripod trying to wait for the crowd to clear so he could get a good shot, the task was nigh on impossible but he stubbornly persisted and it was probably worth it in the end.
We went to line up to go into the cathedral, except the line went half way round the thing and neither of us could be bothered. I left Chaddy to it and continued walking. I then bumped into a few of the girls. They were going to the changing of the guards at the palace gates so I tagged along. After that they informed me that Australia was playing NZ in the rugby and that a few of the crew had gone to an Irish pub back near where i'd started the day. It wasn't too far and I figured there cant be too many irish pubs. Again I made the mistake of getting directions from a female, and 3 irish pubs later I found them.
I was absolutely wrecked so I left not too llong after and went back to camp. I set off in the completely wrong direction and had to catch an extra metro train to gget to the one I needed to be on. Despite this the 2 trains and the tram back to camp only took 30 minutes. Once back at the camp I crashed hard on my airbed just outside my tent. I bounced between inside and out for the next 3 and a half hours and felt fantastic when ii woke up.
George and I soon after went into town to grab dinner. We walked around for ages trying to find a place that did pork knuckle, which was supposed to be really good in the czech republic. The fact that we didn't really know what pork knuckle actually was made the task a bit more difficult but we eventually found a place that did "pork knee" so we went with that.
The meal was great and again we bumped into Chaddy who joined us for a bit. When the bill came things got interesting. There was a surcharge for everything. The "complementary" chips on the table were not complementary but infact 50 Krown, 2 euros, and there were multiple other surcharges that we couldn't be bothered argueing about. The meal cost us 1080 funny monnies, which when converted to Euros at there rediculous exchange rate meant that it cost us 50 Euros!! oh well it was nice and the gorgeous waitresses had drawn a flower on the bill and being smitten by the pretty foreigners took most of the pain away.
From here we were meeting Jack and his Girls for a bar crawl. We met under the clock at 2115 and set off at 2200. The guy who runs the show was a crack up, a yank who desplayed all the qualities of a loud obnoxious yank. Yet this worked in his favour and he was quite amusing. He explained to us that at the first bar it was free beer, wine, vodka and absinth and that "there will be beautiful girls walking around with trays of absinth shots and they ywill smile and will look like angels sent from heaven.... BUT THEY'RE NOT THEY ARE THE DEVIL AND THEY WILL RUIN YOUR NIGHT!! HAHA They first took us to a choke point so that they could get our money for the crawl. There were somewhere between 1 and 200 of us it was huge. As we were with top deck we got a discount and I had to stand up the front to make sure that no one tried to get in as an alien.
The taxi driver that took me home that night didn't speak a lick of English and I tried for 10 minutes to expain that I wanted to go to the end of the Green line. It wasn't working so I grabbed the concierge and had himi interpret for me. The cabbie was a crack up and would talk to me in czech and then laugh to himself.A big fat guy it was more of a chickle.
I got him to drop me off at the servo near the camp and went inside and grabbed some food. Worst baggette ever. By the time i'd walked back to the camp it was 0545. Kay was up so I dropped into say hello. She cracked up laughing, a few of the Girls had only got home about half an hour befor and were stoked because they thought they'de got home later then me. Haha.
I helped kay prepare lunch for a while performing all the mundane tasks for her befor setting off for a shower and the start of a new day.