Octoberfestivus Day 3

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Travel

Prague

Solid nights sleep not surprisingly. Woke to a pretty clear day but first the breakfast. And we have an early favourite for “Worst coffee in Europe”! The rest of the breakfast was fine though with plenty of variety including fresh fruit. My bowels will be pleased. Off we strode on a slow wander to our Segway take off point. Booteeful walk along the river and then across Charles Bridge which was nice and quite this early in the morning. Our Segway tour kicked off at 10 am and were old hands at this caper now although cobble stone roads add a new thrill. We were on the Viewpoint tour which meant climbing a lot of hills so the Segway was best way to do this. First stop was Prague Castle with a great view of the city. From there we stayed on the high ground and through some lovely parks with more great vantage points including Belvedere. We passed the Metronome which use to be a Stalin statue and had a great story behind it. Michael was our guide from Prague on Segway and he was very knowledgeable especially about the communist period. We slowly made our way back down to the main town and passed some memorable sites including the John Lennon wall. All too soon our tour was over but it was simply the best way to see Prague. Next stop was the very impressive St Nicholas Church and then CLP said it was time to go back to Prague Castle. WTF – didn’t we take a Segway to get up that 75 degree 3k climb just 2 hours ago. Yes but we didn’t see the Toy Museum. It appears she has a fascination with statues of nude men. So up we trudged and an hour later we had our photo opportunity . Now for the Pissing Nudes. Let me guess – back down the hill???? Yep! At least there were two so we could each fondle one ! Another church and then another hill to climb – luckily there was a cable car to take us up – The Furnicular. Up to Petrin Tower which was their version of the Eiffel Tower. A few snaps from up there and then alas the camera battery died. Yay. It was a great day of sightseeing topped off with another great dinner at Cafe Louvre.

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