Getting to Prague was all a bit exciting. Well actually a bit boring really. First of all, the European countries seem to code share their trains, so although the Austrian trains have broadband on all trips to Prague, we were actually an a Czech run train (even though we had booked through the Austrian site. This meant no broadband so I couldn’t spend the time sorting out more posts.
Also, the Czech trains are simply not as good. They have compartments where you sit knee to knee with others (think the Hogwarts Express but without the room!) and the air-conditioning is almost non-existent. Having said that we did find that it must have worked a little because when we were put on a siding for two hours delay, they turned the train off entirely and it got really hot and stuffy. It’s entirely possible that it just meant that we didn’t get any fresh air because the train wasn’t moving. And to top it off some people decided to light up down the corridor!
So our four hour trip became a six hour one. And then to top it off we hopped on the right tram, but heading the wrong direction, to get to our hotel, adding perhaps another hour to three quarters of an hour to the trip… My bad.
We did however get quite a lot done while in Prague. It is an absolutely beautiful city with most of the buildings in the old area in walking distance of our hotel.
On the afternoon of day one we did a big walk-about and then, after a rest, headed off to look at the same places at night.
The next, and last day, we took our gear to the railway station and put it in a locker. We, unsuccessfully went looking for the Farmers’ Market that James had posted on Facebook (maybe it only runs on the weekend?) and then we used a hop=on hop-off bus to see how much we had missed the day before. We have found hop-on hop-off buses to be very helpful on this trip.
Prague was a really interesting place. Travel around the city and food was incredibly cheap and there are too many buildings to take pictures of… if you know what I mean.
Madam Prague, maybe one day, I’ll get to spend some quality time with you?