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Enjoying a Pilsner on Charles Bridge

This was my second adventure to the great city of Prague, and my buddies first.  I figured the first weekend in Europe might turn into a bit of a drunkfest so why not enjoy Pivos for C$0.35!!!  We stayed at what I think is a pretty decent hostel (Traveller’s beside Roxy’s ) in the heart of Prague, or as my friends call it the “welfare in”, but all in all I would recommend it to folks that are on a budget.  Less than 1 hour after arriving, we are walking around with some nice cold CZECH beer in hand!!  At this point my friend looks at me and says: “if you are allowed to drink on the streets, how come we are the only ones doing it”.  We then found a large group doing the same, funny thing is they were homeless guys, so we fit right in.

Charles Bridge

We ended up actually going on a British Long weekend, which essentially means the city was peppered with drunken Englishmen all over the city.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but not my cup of tea...would recommend you try to look at when the holidays are in the UK to avoid peak periods like we did.  Overall the night life was pretty amazing, you just need to try to avoid the various stag parties. 

I would not recommend doing a walking tour since it seems as though you are a herded through the city like sheep.  Best time to walk around is early morning since everyone is apparently still sleeping, we found a way around that by staying up all night. Some of the must does are Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and the Prague Castle.

Jewish Cemetary
Oh and the Jewish Cemetery (if you can find it)!  There is also a pretty incredible museum in the middle of the city that you should spend a few hours to go see.  My favourite restaurant was the “Crazy Cow” restaurant, make sure to take sensible bites as I choked on my steak and nearly died!! 

For those drunken fools, make sure to keep your money and wallet in your front pocket especially when walking in the Old Town Square in the middle of the night since there are quite a few gypsies in the area.  I made fun of my friend extensively for having one of those money belts, within 12 hours my other buddy got pick pocketed ��" the kicker is he actually gave her some change while he was getting pickpocketed ��" poor bastard!!

Also got to check out a game against the Czech and Slovakia ��" looks like they enjoy diving over there, and getting taken off the field on stretchers, but considering we paid 25 CZECH to enter ��" oh yeah we got the tickets from a kid that was scalping his tickets that he got through school ��" and 3 CZECH for a beer it was well worth it.

Overall probably one me my favourite cities that I have ever visited, but find it kind of sad that it is being overran by tourist.  A definite must to for any traveller!!  From Prague we hopped on the train to Berlin...
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Enjoying a Pilsner on Charles Brid…
Enjoying a Pilsner on Charles Bri…
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Jewish Cemetary
Jewish Cemetary
Head Shop!?!?!
Head Shop!?!?!
Football Match
Football Match
Train Station
Train Station
Prague
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