Touchdown in Prague

Prague Travel Blog

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The lounge in our hotel room
We touched down in Prague mid afternoon after uneventful flight, which is generally a good thing when flying.  While we were trying to work out the best way into the city realising it was probably a bus, train and then walk to get to the airport we began heading to the taxi rank when a nice chap asked if we needed a taxi - nice and handy.  After a 20 minute drive we were in the city and weaving our way through the one way streets to our hotel. 

The hotel was called Hotel Galileo which was booked as a package deal with the flights on lastminute.com.  We were very suprised when we got up into our room as it was fantastic for the price.  Very high ceilings with really large kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom.
Cheers!
  It was nice and clean and in pristine condition.  We settled in and checked out some of the brouchures and maps to see what our plan would be for the coming days.  We noticed that the hotel was close to a pub which boasted a great view so we walked down the road only to find all the outside tables taken.  Not to be beaten, we took up residence inside near the door in hope of seeing people leave and snatching their spot (wasn't to be true).

We had a few drinks as well as some snacks whilst reading about Prague in a guide book we purchased in London.  It was decided that tonight we would just relax and head out for a traditional Czech meal and do the tourist things like Prague Castle and tours of the city as we had two full days to fill in.  After finishing off another superb refreshing local brew we headed off in search of local cuisine.
Cheers back!
  The tour book pointed us toward a restaurant which happened to be a short walk from the hotel so that was handy.  The place was very busy which was is generally a good indication.  Eventually we were seated alongside an American couple.  I became apparent that most of the people in the restaurant were tourists instead of locals so our expectations of enjoying truley authentic Czech food diminished slightly.

The meals were tasty enough, but just wasn't quite what we had expected based on what we read and heard from others.  When walking back there were hardly any people out on the streets which was quite strange as there were a few bars and restaurants dotted around.  We picked up a few snacks and some drinks at the local store and called it a night.
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The lounge in our hotel room
The lounge in our hotel room
Cheers!
Cheers!
Cheers back!
Cheers back!
The colourful buildings in Brusels…
The colourful buildings in Brusel…
Being stalked by the papparazzi
Being stalked by the papparazzi
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