Flights of stairs: 22
By Noah – Today was the day of our journey into the next, and final, town on our trip. This also meant venturing into another country before flying home. We had plenty of spare time in the morning before the train, so we had a lazy breakfast and took our time. When the train arrived we were ready and fully prepared for two long hours of sitting down, eating lunch, and playing games. However, luck was not on our side. We boarded the train only to find it chock full of people and soon found out why. This was a Eurotrain that went all the way from Hamburg in Germany to Budapest in Hungary. This mammoth journey would take you 16h 20m and weave its way through four different countries. This was mainly a train full of sleeping people with reserved seats, something we had not planned which meant that we were left to stand or sit in front of a door. This wasn’t that much of a problem until our door opened and mum had to get off and get back on again.
By the time we had arrived in Prague, we had drawn up a detailed, road by road plan of the journey to our hotel. This was quite extensive and featured many quick left and right turns. This route took us over the famous Charles bridge as we went from one side of the river Vlatava to the other. After over-shooting our road, we made it to our hotel which also featured an adjoining restaurant, something we would make use of later. After finding our room, we went back out again to see the world’s largest metronome which just so happened to be on a hill! On the way back we passed a few of the sights we would see in the two days we had to look around this beautiful city. I also tried one of the most famous foods in Prague: a trdelnik. Try saying that with four marshma- anything, it’s just really hard to say! After dinner, we went back out onto the bridge to watch the sun set on the river but missed it by about 5 minutes. We then used the time to get some great photos of the view we had.
Neither of us can wait to have more time to look around this city tomorrow and share our adventures on this blog.