Drinking Pilsen in Plzen
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January 6th, 2008 – by: CFD
Task nr1: Find a place to sleep. I didnt book in advance so i folowed the tips from Lonely planet to walk into the city and talk to some student agency. They could (at least according to Lonely planet) find me a nice hostel room for 150-250kc.. They , as well as the other hostels in Plzen where closed at winter so I had to settle for the Ubytovna TJ Lokomotiva. A Sports hostel around 1.3km outside of town. And walking around 5kms with a heavy backpack looking for a hostel isnt what i wants for a vacation, but the Hostel was clean and had spacious rooms so i couldnt really complain.
Task nr2: Find the Pilsner Urquell Brewery.. I walked totally in the wrong direction and finally found a girl that spoke English. She showed me the way and asked why I was in Plzen. I said "To meet beautiful girls like you and to drink some world famous beer" and smiled. I finally found it and went on the tour which where really good. See the review further down the page.
Went back to the hostel to sleep a couple of hours and before i knew it the time where 23:15! Took a shower and went into town and started the pub crawl.. The first pub was a downer , the 2.nd one was a downer as they where almost closing, on the third one i hit jackpot! It was a nightclub recommended by people at the first bar. Many girls , nice interior and friendly people. I sat down with some people and tried to have a conversation untill the asked me why I sat with them , according to them there where many single girls here that night.
Jackpot again. I bought two beers and smashed them down into the table where two locals where sitting.. To make a long story short , they called me an alcoholic at least 10times and offered me beers. At 7AM they started shotting absinthe , something i turned down and they meant i was a sissy. The reasons was that i had to check out of the hostel in two hours.. I got their Email adresses and headed home
I stopped at a 24hour Herna on the way home, only to sit there for 5mins before i gave my beer away since things started to spin.
Well , it was a good day out.
The next day I did the brewery museum and went around taking pictures.. The brewery Museum was good , but it would have been great if I wasnt hungover
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