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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Old Town July 19th 2014

Today we slept in a little bit, missed the pension's breakfast hours, and so we took our time getting ready, and went in search of breakfast or lunch or something. We stopped in at one of the touristy restaurants (I think it was the one at U Prince), and got lunch, which turned out later on not to be what we wanted; the day was very hot, and instead of fueling up for the day, we should have done something light, and then something light later on. Lesson learned. We wandered around Prague's old town just looking at stuff. We stopped at the Týn Church, hoping for a peek inside, but it was closed to visitors, so we stopped and took a look at the concert flyers to see if there was anything of interested (I ... read more
St. Nicholas Church at Dusk
Týn Church From the Square at Dusk
Staroměstské náměstí at Dusk

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Old Town July 18th 2014

Today, we leave Dresden and travel to Prague. Dieter told us "no alarms", so we set our alarms for an hour later than usual, and got enough later that we're pretty sure we satisfied him. We had the usual breakfast, and then went on a driving tour of various other things he wanted to show us, the most important being the "milk shop". We drove around, and he told us all kinds of stuff, most of which I don't remember because I mostly wasn't all that awake (Cheryl may have more details on what we saw from the car). But we eventually ended up in the Äußere Neustadt of Dresden, and we stopped and parked so that we could step into Pfunds Molkerei, or the "milk shop". Sadly, they did not allow photos, so I didn't ... read more
Church of Our Lady Before Týn
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St. Nicholas Church

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Zizkov July 15th 2014

It's my last day in Prague, well official last day and then I jump on a plane tomorrow and head back home. I am genuinely excited, Prague has been an eyeopener and an amazing experience but I miss the little things like hearing Aussie slang and the little traffic we have. On Sunday Tamar and I checked out Prague Castle, I had seen it during my time here but never thought much of it, really once a castle always a castle. It was only about 45 minutes outside of Prague by tram but the weather was stinking hot making it almost unbearable given how stuffy it was. I have been reading the Belgariad series by David Eddings and I will admit I found my mind wandering and imagining the hall of the Rivan King, to the ... read more
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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague July 15th 2014

Prague. The city of aperol spritz, phlegmy dialect and pork knee ribs. And where after the realization that I had seriously maimed myself where I thought I was to spend the remainder of my holiday with one knee, no clean socks and eat myself into a coma every night with pretentious sounding bread rolls until a flight became affordable for me to board. What started as a minor bump in Berlin mutated into a lump the size of a small smart car over the past 72 hours. I was on a high on the day we arrived here. Though still delirious with fatigue from the Berlin shenanigans the adrenalin that comes with arriving at a new city worked as a placebo effect for the first day and I've been ignoring my limp by laughing it off ... read more
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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » New Town July 14th 2014

We woke up this morning in Berlin and Hannah was meant to be going to France to start her job as a horse trainer. Which is why she originally came to Europe this summer anyway. I had different plans for her however. After a good solid 12 hours of drinking, waving flags, befriending Germans, losing Germans, Befriending new Germans, Abandoning Germans, getting involved in fights on public transport which I think we were accidentally the cause of and just generally being the epitome of whan an annoying tourist is after half a glass of becks I decided she should come to Prague with me this morning. Leg is a very interesting shade of teal. Which is strange because when I fell lastnight I would have bet my first 7 born children that I landed on my ... read more
Clever men with helmets.
Our Dutch friends.
Good morning Geraldine

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Old Town July 11th 2014

I've mentioned my dad a lot in my blog posts, I think it's because of the trip to Prague he took and I think after nearly 4 years I realised he is never coming back. And I have accepted this. I know how incredibly proud he would be of mum and I and of me on this trip but it doesn't change the fact that as of late I have wanted him back. Not the way he was before his heart attack or even during the time mum was sick but the way he was in the months leading up to my 17th birthday and before I got my license. He would pick me up on a Wednesday out the front of my college with a battered sav or fish cocktails or a scallop or something ... read more
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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Zizkov July 10th 2014

Been a little slack with the posts but up until today I haven't had much to write about, except lounging in my hotel room and reliving the wonders of David Eddings books. My goal at the beginning of 2013 was to say "yes" to every opportunity or dare that someone threw at me, my only condition being that as long as it didn't involve doing something decidedly stupid like "hey, let's go look for Redback spiders in your shed at night" then I was all for it so when I was offered an internship at the Canberra Times I took it, when I was asked to publish an article for the Isaacs Law Society Summons magazine, I took it and so on. I always seem to have walked away from something when things got too hard ... read more
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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague July 9th 2014

When we heard there was a church just outside of Prague called the Church of Bones we all agreed that we needed to see this on our way to Vienna. The village of Kutna Hora is home to a small roman catholic chapel called the Sedlec Ossuary aka the Church of Bones. In this church there are approx 40,000 to 70,000 human skeletons, in the centre of the church there is a chandelier made out of one of every bone in the human body. There is also a coat of arms made solely out of arm bones. There are literally thousands of human skulls and bones everywhere. It was with a small (read large) amount of trepidation that I entered the chapel, however it was not as macabre as I had imagined it to be, the ... read more
Skulls and bones
Coat of Arms
Cobblestones outside the Hofbrauhaus

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Zizkov July 9th 2014

I love catching people out in a lie, it's one of those sick satisfying things I secretly enjoy and today I caught a big one. I've been playing cat and mouse games with two companies for the last three weeks now, I came back from Berlin early to interview someone in Brno (the Czech Republics second largest city) who then said they couldn't make the interview. I politely told them that I had come back a day early and this had been organised weeks in advance so if there is another time it would be appreciated, after several emails and phone calls I officially started the cat and mouse games. Both with this lady and her colleagues, this morning I received an email from one of the tutors saying to me he had gotten in contact ... read more
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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague July 7th 2014

We left Germany behind and headed toward a little village in the Czech Republic called Cesky Krumlov. It felt like we had stepped back in time, cobblestone streets, quaint little shops, old bridges, churches and a castle complete with three very large and very real bears! Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site, construction of the town and castle began in the late 13th century....it's very old and I would most definitely recommend visiting this gorgeous and charming town. The Czech Republic is home to Bohemian Crystal glass and I am hoping that my purchase of glasses and a vase make it home in one piece. Our next stop was the beautiful, historic city of Praha (Prague). On our first day we did a free three hour walking tour of the city, we saw ... read more
Bears at the Cesky castle
Meeting our tour guide Tijo
Old town entertainment




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