Czeching out some crazy sights in Prague
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Again we were woken up earlier than the scheduled time of 7am. OK, it was only 10 minutes but I could have used that because my sleep was disturbed by a frightening dream about Prague. The dream I had was our tour group was at the castle and we were instructed down to the exact second on when to take a picture.After taking it, we had to hurry and put our cameras away so no one would steal them! I woke up petrified! Back to reality: I had always wanted to visit Prague after mostly hearing good things about it. But lately, I had been hearing bad things like pickpocketing, crime and a girl getting her back back sliced in broad daylight! Let alone, we were told to be very careful and to leave our passport's back at the hotel. Also told not to look up because someone could be looking down at your things.
The city itself did not disappoint! We got a city tour and were dropped off at the Cechuv bridge with our guide from the previous night, Braslav. We saw the Theater, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, Old Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock. I ended up missing the clock show because I was too busy playing with my camera and watching out for pickpocketing. Damn dream anyways! We had free time from 11-2pm so Suzi & I sat with Mick and Kerry from Australia and had coffee across from the clock.
I had secretly wanted to go to a certain "machine" museum. I was happy when Tunde mentioned it to us and he wanted to see it along with the torture museum by the Charles Bridge. So off we were to see some interesting museums with the first one being the Sex Machines Museum. Mick's wife wouldn't go in, so it was the 3 of us; Suzi, Mick and me. It was 250 Czech crowns admission. The 1st room had a bra with openings, a love seat and a man's white robe with a "convenient" opening! The next room actually had a 1925 Spanish porn movie on.
Outside, we met back up with Mick's wife, Kerry and found a place with roasted nuts (no pun intended) and also had a slice of pizza and the gelato looked delicious so we had that. The raspberry was especially good. The 4 of us then toured the Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments where some devices are still used today.
Our afternoon excursion was with a guide to the CASTLE DISTRICT. We actually had entrance to the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Crypt of the Bohemian Kings and St. George Basilica and Golden Lane.
Back at our hotel, we got ready for our Czech Folklore dinner in a wine restaurant with unlimited drinks and music. Yea! The wine was served from the special glass pipes again and the welcome drink was something Cinnamon. I lost count of the drinks I had but I know they included wine, beer and cola. The entertainment was fronted by a woman and her family. If you weren't paying attention, she came after you with a tapping spoon! One of the Cosmos groups was loud and she kept shushing them. They were enjoying themselves. Another fun night was had by all and the worrying I did all day about theft was for nothing. In fact I thought we had more of a problem in Warsaw then in Prague. Sometimes the company can also make a place so much fun. So Prague ended up being my favorite city after all! :)
Total fees for the BR- 20 krowns