It was night time. I’d tried to plan my journey’s so that I wouldn’t end up trying to find a hostel at night.
Being in a foreign country in a place I’d never been before trying to find a random place didn’t sound like the safest thing to me. But I was here, it was night time, and I needed to find my hostel.
To add to the situation, my internet wasn’t working. Lets do this.
I looked up instructions the hostel gave and started walking the same way the majority of people were walking. I walked quickly like I knew exactly where I was going and passed by any sketchy looking people without any issues.
I came across what looked like the main street in Prague. Luckily it doesn’t get dark in Europe until very late at night, so it was still somewhat light out. There were lots of people around and I got more comfortable with my surroundings as I continued moving forward. I found my hostel without any issues and checked in.
After hanging out with the people in my room for a bit I went to sleep and got some rest for the next day.
I woke up and headed to the walking tour. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and fun. She was a 20 year old from Russia that moved to Prague to study. She was very informative and we learned about the clock in the city. The clock maker finished the clock, but the officials wanted him to do something (I forget what it is), and he didn’t like that very much so he committed suicide by jumping into the clock. Since he was the only one that knew how to work the clock, it stopped working, and it took many many years before anyone could get it to function again.
We learned about a headless statue that some drunk tourist tried to climb into to get a great picture… he got his head stuck and the police had to get him out.
Then we saw another headless statue… I guess Prague likes headless statues.
We saw a grave site that has 12,000 grave stones all stacked by each other. Its been a cemetery for an extremely long time so its estimated that there are over 100,000 bodies in there.
We walked around the city and saw some street performers like these two dudes who can levitate.
After the tour a group of friends I met on the tour and I decided to hike up to the castle and church. It was beautiful!
After a bit more walking around we decided to venture to what I like to call the fake Eiffel Tower. Some architect really liked the Eiffel Tower so he made something similar in Prague. We paid some money to get to the top and saw an incredible view of the city.
After hiking up and down way too many stairs we saw a welcoming gelato stand right at the bottom of the stairs. Great product placement! We all ate some gelato and then started the walk back.
We all agreed to meet up later for dinner at one of the restaurants the tour guide recommended. We all had beef goulash and some dough/bread stuff that was delicious.
Later that night we went to a local club and I hung out with some people from the hostel.
I woke up the next day not really in the mood to hang out with anyone so I decided to spend the day with myself doing whatever I wanted. I packed my day pack, went to the grocery store, bought some sandwich supplies, and started walking around.
I saw the Lennon Wall where everyone goes to spray paint and tag nice things.
Then I went to a building that formerly was a residence where there were gardens, peacocks, fountains, statues, ponds, and a very interesting wall called “The Grotto,” which had camouflaged creatures in it.
I kept walking around and walked across the famous Charles Bridge.
After a lot of walking I got a bit tired and decided to sit down by the river for a bit before carrying on. I was on my way to a church on top of a hill. I heard the views are nice from up there. I got up after a few minutes and stared the hike up the hill. I got to the top and the views were incredible.
I found a park to eat my sandwich at and then WHAM I saw a dad crash his segway on flat ground. I’d never seen that before so I thought it was pretty funny. He ended up being alright and only had some minor scratches (sorry I don’t have a picture of this).
I looked at my map that was made by locals to see if there was anything else nearby that I should see. I saw a note about a mixed beer that was a “must-try”. I was parched so I figured it was a good idea. It was delicious and it was the most refreshing beer I’d ever tried.
After a long walk back I played some games with the people in my hostel and then I went to sleep.
I woke up the next morning, headed to the train station, and started the almost 7 hour journey to Budapest.