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Boys in Prague

By night and by day

sunny 25 °C

I recently took a little trip to Prague for a boys weekend. First I met up with Rich and then with Daniel. Meanwhile Clare stayed in Verona and hung out with her visiting cousin Rowan. Of course Air Italy took an extra hour to get off the ground and the people in Prague wanted me to walk to the tarmac. But I got there in the end.

Prague is both strange and interesting. Full of history and culture by day and full of party goers by night. A contradiction. A bit like me.

The photos here might best explain.

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We stayed in a lovely 5 star hotel on this main square. I thought the pound symbol on the website was a euro symbol. Looked like a bargain.

Rich and I went down to the square for a beer. The clock here is amazing.

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and the square by night is rather nice also,
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We found a nice bar on the square and had some beers. We met the manager who was very helpful. He gave us a free drink and hooked us up - told us where the coolest night spot in town was.

We met a few people out on bucks nights.

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Made it to Mecca and it truly was the coolest night spot in Prague.
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Then it was time for Rich to Leave and for Daniel to arrive. Only nine hours late. He missed the first flight.

We wandered the town and found a place where we were able to get two whiskeys and two beers for under five bucks. The night before I had paid more for one beer. We had a rather placid night just sitting by the square sipping beer.
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The next day we went on a mission to see everything possible in one day. We started with a tour, something about communism and the history of Prague. Not our first choice but the only easy one for a wheelchair. At first I felt like I had forgotten my textbook or that there might be a test at the end. We did however learn some interesting things about WW1 and WW2 as well as the Velvet Revolution.
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(Go to hell.)

Next we made the huge uphill climb to the castle. It was very steep and very long, but very worth the effort.

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(The view from the top.)
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(Some strange performance art.)

The castle and thereabouts... We both went a little photo crazy.

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Next a rest and then the evening.
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We found a club. We made some friends. They started throwing up. We ditched them. We wandered the streets looking for something not seedy. We were offered various substances and invited into various venues. We politely declined these offers. Instead we found a seedy pokie place.

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We lost our money. We went to sleep. And that was Prague. By night and by day.

Posted by fishitaly 13:40 Archived in Czech Republic

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