Well the dinner that we were supposed to go with the tour guide to last night didn't go too successful. We all rocked up and the restaurant was like 'We can't seat 22 people'. A few of us ended up at a random restaurant and I ordered some pasta (how Czech). Also ordered 'Hot Love' for dessert... it was very yummy haha.. just ice cream with this rasberry sauce with cream and vodka.
Went back to the hostel and watched France vs. Italy in the soccer. You would think I've turned into a football nut with the amount of football I watch but that is all they do here at night. All the restauants/bars play the Eurocup on their TVs. I'm supporting the Netherlands, just because I think they will win.
Slept in today and went to change some Euros to Czech Korunas. Even though Czech Republic joined the EU last year, they won't be using the Euro for a few years so it is a bit annoying. However things are pretty cheap here compared to everywhere else I've been in Europe so the Euro does go a fair bit.
Went on 'Pauls Walking Tour of Prague' which covered:
- The Prague Castle Complex. (Stunning place and its on top of a hill so has great views of Prague.)
- St. Vitus Cathedral.
- The Jewish Quarter. (There is one part of the Jewish Quarter that is posh as. The streets are lined with Dior, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Mont Blanc, Bang & Olufsen and the like. Talk about turning a 360)
- The Old Town Square.
- Charles Bridge. (Surrounded by tourists! There is a plaque of St Nicholas showing him being dumped off the bridge. Apparently if you touch his head with your left hand it is good luck. Which of course I did. The area is all goldish now after being rubbed off with all these hands.)
- The Astronomical Clock. (Crazy clock from 1410 and back then they were able to tell when the sun rose/set and there is also a Zodiac clock showing what sign we were in)
- The Executioners Pub. (Where they used to go after they had chopped peoples heads off)
- John Lennon Wall (Used to be filled with Beatles lyrics etc, but now the wall represents a symbol of youth ideals such as love and peace. Eg. there used to be a grafitti that said "You may think I'm a dreamer" and another one that said "But I'm not the only one." Its been painted over now by other grafitti.
For lunch we stopped at a Czech Beer Garden where I finally tried some Czech dumplings. NOTHING like I thought it would be... it was more like steamed bread. I ordered Beef Goulash with dumplings and it was more like a beef stew/curry with some steamed bread. Nevertheless it was interesting but not that good. An Australian girl with a Macedonian/Slavic background said the dumplings her mum makes are a bit different and more like the asian dumplings so go figure.
He covered so many sights on the tour I don't know what to do tomorrow! Maybe go shopping and spend the rest of my Czech Korunas, maybe buy some crystals and marionette puppets (what they are famous for here). Some girls are going to watch a marionette puppet version of Don Giovanni tonight, a drama Mozart wrote when he was in Prague. Was going to go too but its not cheap...