Prague train station
We met a local guide today and spent the morning walking around Prague learning the history of the city, of course as do all local tours of the city we ended up at the Astronomical Clock to watch it chime. I thought it was kinda cool, I liked the skeleton guy, but in reality it seems to be..... dare I say much ado about not much. I'm definitely glad I saw it, but if I ever go back to Prague I think I'll skip it next time around. After the tour Kerry, myself, Mick and Kerry decided we we're going to have a coffee and just drink in the town square. Kerry (from Australia) was a coffee junkie and had one in every town square we were in, lol. I left them for a little bit to go look in this amazing bohemian crystal store that was nearby.
Part of the old Jewish ghetto
I love crystal so it was really cool in there, 3 floors worth of beautiful, colored bohemian crystal. I swore like a year ago I was going to come home with some crystal from Prague (thanks alot Sammantha Brown on Passport to Europe, lol) but decided I didn't want to carry it around all day and I'd get some later. When I got back Mick had decided we needed to get some culture. We had decided early on when we were at Charles Bridge that we were going to the Torture Museum sometime that day, but while Mick was looking for an atm he saw the Sex Machines Museum and decided we needed to see that as well. So after the coffee we headed to the museum. It was pretty cool, they had 2 porn movies showing from the 20's that had been made in Spain. The best part of those were the German boys who were in there laughing and pointing and swearing, they were definitely enjoying themselves.
Heading to Charles Bridge
They had a ton of different "things" in there and it was a pretty cool place. After that we headed over to the Torture Museum and did that tour. It was pretty bizarre and scary, especially because some of these things were still being used in certain countries up until like 20 years ago. After all the "culture" as Mick liked to put it, we headed back to get my crystal and I ended up with a box of multi colored cordial glasses, so beautiful. Of course, I don't drink cordials but none the less they look sweet in my house.
Later in the afternoon, we took a trip up to the castle above the city with more magnificent views of Prague. It was like 90 degrees that day so the trip up was a bit tortureous but thank God for non-gas water!!!! Later that night we headed off for a Polish dinner of Haluski, keibalski and some wonderful potatoe pastries and of course the ever present all you can drink wine and beer, lol.