OK here's another one of these country recaps. Enjoy.
Lamest Tourist Trap:
The hourly show on the clock tower in Prague. Seriously, the fact the the cat 'n' fiddle in Hobart is better says it all. People boo sometimes it's such a let down.
Best Old City:
*Every* town in Europe seems to have an old city and they all start to blur after a while. Dubrovnik takes the cake with an awesome city wall walk and the fact it's surrounded by the sea with big rocks to jump off!
The mullet is alive and well in Poland. I say a fancy one in Krakow that incorporated dreads and weird shaved patterns in the side. Very classy.
Biggest 'Who the hell put that there?'
Wandering along the beachside strip in Budva, Montenegro and coming across a ripping set of bumper cars. Shame a thunderstorm started - we would have ruled.
Biggest bragging right:
Pearl Jam. In Prague. Did I mention that?
Rafting the river in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. Float down the river in a big inflatable boat. Pubs on the way. If there'd been rope swings it would have been perfect!
People/Culture I've lost most respect for:
Italian men. Rude, obnoxious, loud and vain. Walking round a campsite in your bathrobe and brandishing a hairdryer is not cool. Neither is standing in front of a mirror for 20 minutes with said hairdryer getting your do perfect. Also, I don't know when you guys decided to adopt the riff the 'Seven Nation Army' and make it your anthem, but shouting it every 5 minutes is not funny, especially at 4AM when you really should be working on your beauty sleep. And how bout try moving in packs less than 10 once in a while. OK, so all that was based on the Italian guys at Oktoberfest, but I'm told thats pretty close to the norm.
Getting the ticket to the wrong train and having to spend half a night sleeping on the floor of a disabled toilet of a train station in Italy, and the other half of the night sleeping on a bench in a train station in Austria.
Thats all for now. Will update soon with New York news.