An eventful few days in Prague… and some serious wear and tear on the soles off of our boots. We shunned the luxury of air-conditioned public transport….

An eventful few days in Prague… and some serious wear and tear on the soles off of our boots. We shunned the luxury of air conditioned public transport and opted to travel the good old fashioned two legged way. We were off in a flash… exploring the side streets… getting lost amongst the bustle of Old and New Town… accidentally stumbling across the Astronomical Clock (and not having the slightest clue as to how to tell the time/date/starsign on the damn thing) before being amidst a parade and celebration of what seemed to include every corner of Eastern Europe.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

– Thomas Merton

Avoiding the Tourists and Bustle

 

Several (budget busting) £1.20 beers later, and with varying aches from the thigh down, it was a gentle crawl… then more of a lean forwards… till we arrived safely back at our Prague hideaway. It has been the first time I have used something called Airbnb, but it won’t be the last, I wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking at travelling in the future. Whether you are looking for budget or luxury accommodation.

Our ‘host’ Emmanuel has been perfect, providing local tips and knowledge, being a friendly face in an alien city, it’s certainly been an extremely refreshing experience. The Airbnb app has the usual ‘recommend a friend’ option, but actually gives you money towards your next booking… so in case anyone wants a free £16, here is my link www.airbnb.co.uk/alangston33.

 

Next step, one last day of exploring what this bohemian, laid back city has to offer before an overnight train to Budapest, where we will be reunited with VanGo the trusty Transit, and preparing ourselves for the 7 day festival that is Sziget.