Well after the delights of a 14 hour train journey with two Poles and an Indonesian called Juno (quality chap, good manners, Doctor and tri lingual, catch) we arrived in an unpronounceable train station in Prague, Czech Republic.
As usual Coates was unorganised to the power 6 and had to withdraw Czech Koruna, probably the most annoying currency in the world it would soon be found to be. We then got a taxi to the hostel, which turned out to be the lap of luxury compared with the wondrous White Tulip. Three bed private apartment, I just have to share with jack which is tolerable.
We set up camp with the help of the most helpful receptionist in the history of the world, Elena the magnificent. After a chill we went for a walk into Prague Old Town taking in some of the vistas. This really was a surprise. The river is awesome with some quality views of the several bridges and Prague Castle in the distance.
Me and jack had a traditional Czech dark beer in the bar near Charles Bridge, which was pretty much a pint of mild if I'm honest. Decent though. Jamie had a tonic water whilst he looked for a sanitary towel...
We then walked into the Old Town Square. Delightful buildings I have to say. Some cracking photos taken on the old cybershot.
Absolutely shattered after that walk up and down the river, so we wanted tea at a local restaurant that Elena recommended. Me and Coates had goulash soup and roasted duck for starter and main respectively. The soup was well nice. The duck was average at best with these bread dumpling things going on which didn't really hit home. Jamie had chicken and chips. Really getting into the traditional Czech cuisine...
We then "hit the town", eventually finding a random arse bar in the old town with shocking music taste. After another bar and way too many pilsner, me and Jay decided to call it a night. Coates on the other hand went into a club alone...
This decision backfired tremendously today however, as in true Coates fashion he's virtually ran out of Koruna. Fair play to him though.
Today was very touristy. Taking a walk along the Charles Bridge and into the district of Prague Castle. I love huge structures made of stone so today was quality. If not tiring, we've done so much walking!
A steak and a couple of beers round the hostel and a relatively early night is preparing us for another long train journey to our next destination...
Silver and gold.