Montag, 28. Mai 2012

Adventure to Prague

Well this weekend we went to Prague! The city was beautiful and it was the most beautiful place EVER! However, after the trip to get there... we weren't so sure what to expect!

Let's start it Saturday...
4 AM-- Depart from the college to head to the train station and board the train! for those of you think it would be easy to sleep on a train-- Think again! I think the group of 13 people slept a total of 8 hours if we were to add it all up!  We had about 6 stops to switch trains all with rather short layovers making it a rush from point a to point b! At one point our train was 10 minutes late so we missed the time that the other train was suppose to leave... however- the train was still there! what a relief! The train ride was about 8 hours long and we arrived in Prague at 11:30!
Then we decided to take the subway, to the bus, which took us close to our hostel, but still had a 1/2 mile walk to the hostel! However, we all thought the bus took us to the hostel so we rode it to the end... then the bus announcement thing said get off and we realized we were at the Prague airport. Let's put this into perspective for you-- It's kinda like the movies where 2 people are driving, then the car stops in the middle of no where, someone gets off, and the car drives away while the person is left in the middle of no where to wander. Well that was our situation, only with a group of 8 girls and 1 male, in a land we have never been in before, and not able to speak to the people who don't speak English!
 Long story short, after that we found the right bus, got off at the right spot, and this is where adventure #3 begins! As said before, we had to walk 1/2 a mile to the hostel- only This country does not believe in street sign, and out hostel was down a sketchy Alley, so we walked past it a good way, looked at the map to see where we were and decided we needed to keep walking straight up a big hill! After we were about a mile past the hostel, at the top of the big hill, we realized we passed it! Keep in mind again, this a group of 8 girls- some of us over packing, and having to carry our bags over our shoulder this whole time while at the same time some of us were tired and grouchy from the train ride! It was a great time.
We finally made it to the hostel which was definitely not a 5 star place- more like a 1 1/2 star place! It kinda smelled funny, didn't have a lot, and the rooms were really small! Also, the guy at the desk didn't speak English, and he didn't have one of our rooms! So we had to wait for an hour til they got the room situation worked out, but in the end we were given enough rooms that all of use could have a bed- however, this hostels idea of a bed was 3 couch cushions in a wooden frame with a blanket on top to serve as the sheet! But hey, at least we had a shower, toilet, and place to sleep even if it wasn't nice and fancy!

After that adventure, the trip went great with all the sight-seeing and just being in Prague was a wonderful experience!! There was much to do and see and we never got bored during our time there! We went to a ballet at the national theater, climbed a giant hill to the top then some climbed the tower to see the entire city, lots of shopping, lots of awesome building, and the architecture was beyond amazing!! Definitely a place that everyone should go to if ever given the chance, and both of us (holly and caitlyn) are pretty much experts at getting around now if you would want to take a guide with you =)

There isn't much time for pictures right now, we are leaving for our excursion week to Weimer, Erfurt, and Eisenach in 30 minutes! But I hope everyone enjoyed reading about our adventure to Prague! On'y 5 days left here in Germany... makes us want to cry... but we will just hope that this week goes slow! =)

That is all for now!!
Caitlyn and Holly! =)

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