Prague

We made it to Prague after 8 hours on the bus. It was something like 550 km across the 3 countries, 3 stops to stretch legs and have lunch. One of the stops was at a petrol station which involved most of the gang descending down some steps to the WC. This visit costs 100 FLR (Hungarian Florins, they don’t use the Euro), about 50 cents. Now this petrol station has a neat deal, you can give back your WC ticket (after use of course) as a credit against purchases in the cafe. I’m not sure what this is meant to stimulate, the WC or the cafe. But rum balls in the cafe are 99 FLR and lo and behold everyone swapped their ticket for a rum ball! This run on rum balls exhausted their supply. Such is the APT tourist.

In Prague we have ventured off on the usual bus and walking city tour. Our guide was a walking encyclopedia on everything Prague.

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

 

Is this Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on the river?

Is this Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on the river?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prague is a pretty big place and very cosmopolitan. By this time we are all hankering for some simple food. So we find just up from our hotel the biggest Irish pub in Prague. We actually have two dinners here of traditional Irish fare.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

 

12 Apostles appear in the windows above the clock each hour on the hour

12 Apostles appear in the windows above the clock each hour on the hour

Old Town Astronomical Clock dates back to the 1400s

Old Town Astronomical Clock dates back to the 1400s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 in Prague involved getting on the bus for an full day in the Czech countryside visiting an old Chateau. It is owned by descendents of Czech royalty going back hundreds of years. The Chateau was knocked about by the Nazis and fell into disrepair during the communist era. The current owner got it back after the communists were removed and has slowly restored it to its former glory. The interesting thing we saw here though was a falconry display with various types of birds…….falcons, hawks, eagles and owls. A real highlight of the visit.

Falconry  master . The horse has appeared in movies with Angeline Jolie and Russell Crowe

Falconry master . The horse has appeared in movies with Angeline Jolie and Russell Crowe

 

A  hawk

A hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

 

Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in Prague we had a late afternoon lie down to rest weary bones and get ready to pack up for the flight back to Australia the next day. Which is actually later this afternoon. I have finally caught up time in the blog! I now have an hour to pack before the bags have to be out. How is that for timing! We have had a great time away but are looking forward to returning home to do the washing.

 

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on June 30, 2015, in Europe 2015. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Haha… We’ll prob not funny… you’ll have to buy the washing machine first!!

  2. dnandjkguyatt

    It’s been great to follow your adventures and enjoy all the wonderful places you’ve been. Safe travels and enjoy the washing when you get home!

  3. Tony and Rosemary

    Looking forward to reminiscing with you on your safe return. We’ve got a working washing machine 😜

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