Countries Visited (not including Turnarounds): Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, North Korea, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City
London | Perth | Sydney | Melbourne
Seatguru - Most Comfy Seats On Any Airline
pprune.org - Pilot's rumour network
Kangaroo with a Sweet Tooth
Kronicles of Kris
The Adventures of Alle Malice
Joel's trek across Asia/Europe in a Hilux
Phil's Wine Site
I Can Has Cheezburger
The Flying Pinto
Girl on Raw
Things Bogans Like
Bobby at Up, Up and a Gay
Straight Guy in the Queer Skies
Skin by Falter
Monday, May 12, 2008So I arrived into Prague and it hit me that I forgot to pack a power adaptor, which would have rendered the free Wifi at the hotel useless. The city was 4 metro stops away, and unfortunately for me I arrived on the National Public Holiday, so nothing was open. Just wanted to have a good nights sleep after what was a pretty stressful day.
My first full day I didn’t even bother to put my camera in my bag – there were so many photos taken, so many gorgeous buildings and views. I’ll try to write down here what each picture is, but to be honest there was so much information to take in that it may prove quite difficult.
So the first thing I wanted to do was to go on a tour. I know this is very touristy and quite lame, but I just wanted to nail the first couple of days down in tours so I knew everything and leave the rest to discover for myself and to do what I wanted.
First place I visited was Prague Castle, former residence of the President and said to be the largest ancient castle in the world.
Prague castle gardens
Entrance to the castle
Some of the best views in town
St Vitus’ cathedral
Here we have the “Dancing House”, designed by Vlado Milunic, in co-operation with Frank Gehry, who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. It is nicknamed Fred and Ginger as it was designed to resemble a dancing couple.
The Old Town City Hall and it's most famous attraction, the Astronomical Clock. Every hour the skeleton would chime a bell and out of nowhere some of the Apostles would appear. At noon all twelve can be seen.
Pictures from the Stare Mesto
The Rudolfinum, home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Wenceslas Square, and the Wenceslas Monument from behind. One of the main squares in Prague, and finding your way here means you can find your way anywhere.
Vlatva River, with Charles Bridge in the background.
Some funky art exhibit we stumbled across
Views form the Charles Bridge
Nardoni Divaldo, taken from our row boat on the Vltava
Shane, who so kindly rowed the boat for us on the Vltava. We met randomly on a tour, and were both alone, and thought "What the heck" He didn't stay for very long which was a shame :-(
So... that was all for Day 1. Coming up should be some Segway action and Cesky Krumlov!
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