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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Malá Strana June 28th 2014

Prague is the first stop on our trip to Europe. There is no greater pleasure than travelling with the illustrious Lizzie Carrington. The journey went pretty much without a hitch apart from a bit of confusion vis a vis the bus to the city centre. I, of course, fell asleep on the plane with my mouth open. Lizzie, thankfully, did not take pictures. On Friday morning, after a complimentary breakfast at the hostel, we took a walk along the river Vltava and over the famous Charles Bridge, stopping of course for several photo sessions. I was not thrilled when the walk up to the castle consisted of a massive hill, but being a true Bathonian I took it in my stride. We got to the top and took several pictures and admired what we thought was ... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Zizkov June 20th 2014

I'm not the biggest fan of soccer by any stretch but it seems to be all the rage over here, everywhere I go there are people talking about and I have found myself vaguely following along with who wins and loses. Today we had a multimedia class and admittedly I found it overly boring, apart from the short documentaries we watched to have a look at the graphics and what not there really wasn't anything to write about. I met two interns from TOL who are around my age and have as wicked sense of humour as I do. We all went to a pub/ lunch place and I had my first traditional Czech meal and beer which while I totally am regretting it at the moment it really was amazing to drink. Lunch was a ... read more

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

I didn't end up going to the jazz thing last night, one bulging disk in my neck makes for a nasty headache and I am not a fan of jazz anything... If you ever want a serene and surreal experience go and take a wander around a cemetery, now before you start with "that's so weird" stuff think about it. There is a cemetery literally across the road from my hotel. It's been there since the early 1800's and is full of history, I went wandering around there yesterday with no real intention other then to respect the dead. There were also some famous and well known people buried there such as Jan Palach who was a student during the protests against the pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 who set himself on fire on Wenceslas ... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Zizkov June 17th 2014

For the last 2 days in Old Town every hour there is this chiming of bells, sometimes every half hour as well. Today during our photojournalism tutorial we were standing outside the clock when I noticed a lot (and I mean it got really crowded, really quickly) of people gathering around, then started the bells. I looked up and watched as the doors of the clock tower opened and statues of saints started to rotate. Every tourist within a mile stopped to watch it, the locals know the clock as Prazsky Orloj but I have come to know it as the Saints Clock. Today we took a tour of one of the main newspapers of the Czech Republic, Hospodarske Noviny. To cut a long story short it was awkward and whilst we were meant to spend ... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Old Town June 16th 2014

My favourite part of the day is rapidly becoming the evenings where I come back to my hotel room, put my pyjamas on and write this blog. No matter how much I travel I will always be a home body and never a party girl. Whilst on this trip I have crossed boundaries and comfort zones I never would have dreamed I would have crossed some things remain exactly the same. My goodness, the world of journalism still never ceases to amaze me. I knew this course would make or break my love for reporting and writing but I never expected it to happen so soon. As I mentioned earlier and for those who read my article in City News I have had a love of writing and reporting since I was a teenager and set ... read more

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

Just down the road from my hotel is a cemetery and I swear one of the inhabitants has decided my room is the way to go when it comes to messing with things. Namely the toilet seat... I am always griping at Joe and any male (or female for that matter) that comes over to my house and leaves the toilet seat up, it's one of my pet peeves but this ghost has taken it upon his or herself to play with it... It's very unnerving. I went exploring today, there is a mall right around the corner from my hotel which is around the size of Belconnen Mall. It's not huge but it made for some interesting adventures. Everyone I came across who asked me if they could help seemed to think I was American ... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Zizkov June 14th 2014

So I said good-bye to my beautiful want to be country town of Canberra on Friday, I saw Joe off on Thursday and spent the evening with mum and on Wednesday was my mini bon voyage party. Despite everything, the tears, the good-byes and the hugs I still can't believe that I will be spending the next month here reporting. Anyone who knows me enough will know I generally loathe leaving home and whilst I love to travel I am also a stickler for money so despite what you may think I feel I have come a long way from the me I was at the start of the year. The 8 hour time difference is a pain in the rectum I will admit freely... I can almost guarantee at 12.00 tonight I will be wide ... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Old Town June 10th 2014

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Europe » Czech Republic » Prague May 30th 2014

Je m'attendais à une ville touristique, et j'ai été servie. Malgré la foule et l'ambiance par moment d'apparence 'fausse', nos promenades sans attentes ont été agréables, particulièrement les environs du Monastère Strahov avec sa brasserie des moines (la vrai, non pas celle qui se fait subtilement passer pour..). Ville jolie soit, mais quelque peu trop touristique, propre et 'droite' à mon goût. Petit inside: quoi qu'il en soit, on donnerait pour sûre à notre B&B et à son propriétaire.. la note excellent.. ;)... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague May 23rd 2014

Amy's visit to Prague coincided with some excellent weather so we spent most of our time outdoors. That's not a bad idea at all as Prague is a beautiful city and lends itself perfectly to leisurely strolls, stops for ice-cream and coffees and lazing in parks. Oh, and there are some nice playgrounds too... With the beautiful weather we decided that a fun morning excursion would be to take a pedalo out onto the Vltava river. This turned out to be a lot of fun and Amy enjoyed being on the water. We took it in turns to do the pedalling - and to hold on to Amy! - and took in some great views of the Charles Bridge in the sunshine. Next up was Prague's beautiful Old Town. Our apartment was in a perfect position ... read more
At Prague Castle
Pedalos on the Vltava river
Charles Bridge

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