After our concentration camp experience, we headed back on the bus and made our way to Prague in the Czech Republic. After checking into our hostel, we had dinner and went for an evening walking tour through the city; and what a city it was.
We had baked goods for dessert, yum! These are the shoes I wore for our night out, which I bought in Nice. I absolutely fell in love with the colours.
After our walking tour, it was time to hit the clubs! We went to a small bar to start off with and indulged in some cocktails before heading off to Karlovy Lazne, which is a 5 storey nightclub, situated right in the heart of the city. Each floor had a different theme, from music to decor. It was incredible and needless to say, I did find myself getting a little lost several times!
Kelly & Myself
We spent some time on the ‘Kaleidoscope’ floor, which was where all the golden oldies were being played. I was a bit put off by this, as I’m more of a EDM/R’nB kind of gal’, but I came around pretty quickly once they played “Take On Me” by A-ha. That song gets me every time. Marshall and I definitely took over the dance floor with this one, and it became a song we would come to request often for the rest of the trip!
Kelly, Heidi, Katie, random, Paul, Marshall & Myself
Myself & Heidi // Myself & Joel
Michelle, myself, Heidi & Katie
After our big night out ended by getting ripped off by a cabbie (damn tourists!), we had a little sleep in the next day before heading out for some sightseeing. This was a bar/club right near our hostel, which looked pretty interesting. There were heaps of these metal installations surrounding it, it would’ve been cool to go if we’d had the time.
We spent most of the morning/early afternoon lazily ambling around before we decided that it was time for some food. We went to this lovely little restaurant which served great meals for a reasonable price. I fell in love with Prague hard and fast after this, not only because we had such great service, but because the energy of the city was literally pulsating all around us.
Claire, Heidi & Kelly
SJ, Britt, Katie & myself
The interior was so cute!
After some souvenir shopping, we headed to the Old Town Square.
Check out that gothic architecture. Incredible.
It was pretty hot that day, so refreshing fruity iced drinks were most definitely a necessity, as we climbed our way up what felt like endless stairs to Prague Castle.
Prague Castle Guard
There were two cathedrals up the top as well, which were amazing. I loved comparing the different styles of architecture we encountered in each country, they were all so unique.
Britt & myself
The view from the top was mesmerising, we spent quite a bit of time up there.
This robot grass cutter had us in fits of laughter! I’ve never seen anything like it, it just knew where to go.
Afterwards, we went back down into the city and paid a visit to the Lennon Wall, which is a tribute wall full of Lennon inspired graffiti. Lots of people write things on there, so we left a little message.
Britt, myself & Michelle
We headed across The Charles Bridge, which we’d experienced by moonlight the night before. It’s a fairly large bridge, so we took our time.
Lots of artists and merchants sell their wares on the bridge and there was barely a tacky souvenir cart in sight.
We decided to find a place to eat on the waterfront, and the view was stunning.
I decided to try some traditional Czech cuisine, and picked the goulash. It was really good, although I barely put a dint in my soup “bowl!” This restaurant not only gave us the best view in town but was cheaper than somewhere I would go in Melbourne, which I could not believe. Prague is amazing.
Heidi and I playing around underneath the toilet signs!
Prague definitely felt like the hidden gem of the trip, because it was one of the few places that felt truly authentic. It was a standout for me, and I know I will definitely be coming back.
We ended the night at our hostel bar, as Marshall had decided we should have a karaoke night. Unfortunately, we had to share the space with another Topdeck tour group, who were not so keen on the idea. After a ferocious battle for the microphone, our group held our ground and we eventually drove them out – literally. Look at those determined faces. NOBODY messes with karaoke night!