My memory for the details of my days is not the strongest (I guess just enjoying and experiencing what’s happening around me does not equate well to paying attention and retaining), so on my recent solo trip to Prague, I jotted little short notes on an iTouch as I went along (Saturday on an iPad) and took a billion pictures in the hopes that I could relive my experience through them. Here they are exacting as I typed them. Line breaks and capitalizations and everything as is. They probably won’t make much sense, but the point is, I love Praha.

THURSDAY, October 3

Stumbled all over ots lost as eff
Happened to find Charles bridge
Totally blown away
Beautiful!!!
Near tears
So happy
Lennon wall, ran into same guy
who took pic on bridge
Lost again…
Narrow steep streets
Bought my magnet
Random comment – I like doors
Found the castle
Beautiful!!
Strolled through
St vitus cathedral
Again, blown away!!!
Golden lane
Park
Lots of schoolkids
Mala strana
Scared by myself on the
offbeaten path
Found petrin hill
What a hike, cardio!
Beautiful views
Walked through the park and
along the wall to the monastery
Lunch – goulash in bread bowl
Not sure what goulash is still…
Amber beer. big, whoops. Not
convinced it’s the best I’ve ever
had so… small dark too. YUM
Tipsy…
Stumbling around lost again
Thoroughly enjoying self
Using embassies as locating
landmarks
Cerninsky palac
Palaces in general are
underwhelming
Wait is palac palace
Cold!!
Find myself back at the castle
Time to make use of the rest of
my ticket
Prague castle interior
Inside not that interesting
No photos allowed
Weirdly stylized portraits
No ticket up the powder tower
here or the st vita’s south tower
St George basilica
Garden and park north of the
castle… another hike
Couple kissing dramatically and
deeply at the top, missing hunter
Some fancy governmentish
looking building with pretty
weeping willows and a gorgeous
park by the river
Cross the manesuv most
(gorgeous)
Great view on the right of the
Charles bridge, now warming
with tourists (3pm)
Random comment – LOTS of
Chinese tourists
Near tears again crossing the
bridge, so beautiful
Passing other cool buildings, the
umeleckoprumyslove museum ???
still extremely full from bread
bowl soup and beer
Jewish quarter is nothing too
special… some pretty streets
and synagogues
Nice shopping street here too!
Upscale
Whipping out the superior
navigation skills again for these
little streets
Saw a guy in an Ohio state
sweater, smiled at him before
remembering the game this
weekend!!!!
Heh heh food museum, would go
if it were free
Passing obecni dum?? What is
that..
Prasna brana in sight!
Divadlo hybernia? Ballet??!
Oh I bet the obecni dum is an
opera house!
Randomly wandering north now
Little farmer’s market, music
drums playing
Sausages look amazing – big
thick and juicy but I’m too full :(
Weird trash can thing that just
exploded out of the ground
Apples for 6 czk
Holy crap though the SAUSAGES.
Lunch tomorrow…?
Wild board and deer sausage
samples OMG so gooood
Supermarket, bought some baby
tomatoes and face cream… no
green veggies really readily
available…
Legs getting weary… Wencelas
square for a sit? On my way
Goes through main shopping
center!
Omg wencelas square is all FOOD
Stalls lining the whole place
Shopping on the outside
Really cool building in sight at
the end (might be national
museum)
Right now I’m REALLY wishing
that I could eat more
Totally caving and got some
round dough thing with cinnamon
sugar
It’s amazing
Sitting on a bench in the middle
eating my thing
Street performers playing la vie
en rose – accordion, bass, or
cello? It’s giant. I’m dumb
And sax
Super delicious looking berry
combination packs at this little
outdoor market between
wencelas and the hostel yummm
Pitstop at the hostel before
hitting up ots, the dinner
restaurant I picked out, and
maybe some bar or something
tonight? (no clothes for clubbing)
…just reading the list now…
obecni dum is the municipal
house
Perplexing… the roommate
arrived barely five minutes after
me (it’s like, 5:30pm) and she’s
curled herself under the covers
again, looks like to sleep, wat
(she was in bed when I got here
last night before 10pm, still in
bed when I left in the morning…)
Found my restaurant just fine,
pretty excited for the food
There’s a wait
Just sitting here waiting, guy
next to me is smoking ugh
Will need to shower tonight
Pilsner urquell beers
First sip of their velkopopovicky
kozel dark… SO GOOD.
Meal is HUGE
Delicious. Roast pork (hints of
garlic), red and white cabbage,
bacon potato dumplings, bread.
Way too much though, could only
get through a little less than
half even with my best efforts :(
:( especially considering I can’t
save with no fridge
Dying of fullness
Also tried the light beer on tap,
the original pilsner urquell (owns
the restaurants). Alright beer,
can’t complain, more beery than
the dark. I like the dark better
Waiting for check now. Dying.
Might just go back to hostel.
Charles bridge at night can wait
until tomorrow.
No fun at night by myself
Too full to drink. Won’t feel as
safe and no clothes for clubbing.
How do Europeans drink so much,
btw
I’ve had .62 liters of beer with
dinner and they suggest spirits
for dessert? Old people around
me are straight up taking vodka
shots to finish off dinner like nbd
Going to go back to the hostel,
shower, and curl up in bed and
read…
I like my spot. Tucked away and
cozy, towards the back, slightly
raised, booth cushiony seat, a
little wall to separate me from
the level below…
Couple next to me is clearly on a
date. I miss hunter. He could
have helped with my food
Do I go up to pay… not sure.
Hmm just waiting
Want tummy rub
Eating only green smoothies and
salads when I’m back in
Amsterdam ugh

FRIDAY, October 4

Awful night at the hostel with
four new boys
Two snored like roaring lions
Not just normal snoring
Lion snoring
Out anyways, pretty late.
Leisurely day
Not really taking pictures, just
strolling
Cross Charles bridge
Walk along the river
Go through cute little park
Beautiful riverfront walk
Miss my babe a lot
Most legii
Little island – shooters island
Totally empty
Really fun obstacle course thing
for kids ;)
National theater is totally
magnificent
Ufleku recommended on map
It’s a cabaret, not interesting
Dancing house, cutest house!!!
Obelisk hehe
Mostly obscured view of klaster
na slovenich (emmaus monastery)
Botanical garden
Very quiet and private but plants
look all dug up
Made it to the castle! Nearly
two hours walk
Vysehrad
View
Graveyard
Thing in the middle
Park with statues
More great views
Congress and business centers
Construction workers sitting
around smoking and listening to
wrecking ball Lolz
Crazy cats cabaret!!
Sort of shady alley
Wencelas again for lunch
Sausage. Eh, good but nothing
super special
Casual aimless wandering around
Nap at the hostel
New room, 4 bed, with a mirror!
Dinner at place I found online
called u medvidku
Good dark beer, not as much
flavor or body though, turns out
I’ts budweiser haha
1466 founded, used to be a
brewery
Budvar in tanks (like pilsner u at
kolkovna)
Underground, atmospheric,
accordion player
Eerily feel like I inadvertently
picked the place that hunter ate
at.. People in the room next to
me seem to be drinking mead…
and there’s the accordion
player…
Ah maybe not though, didn’t have
his house special on the menu I
don’t think
Food – potato pancake (good)
with this “spicy” meat mixture
cooked with veggies on top (not
so good)
Tasted Chinese tbh
Out of their brewery beer (old
gott) which was disappointing
Think I’m probably dehydrating
myself with all the beer and no
water hah
Disappointed with dinner
Oh my… HUGE line when leaving!
20-30 people
Stroll up the bridge tower
Charles bridge at night
Crying (not really)
Considering aspects of Alice
black light show at the black
light theater, but eh
Nice and relatively warm night
Little shops so fun with wooden
toys, bohemian furs, crystal,
souvenirs, leather, dolls, paintings
U vejvodu bar, mm my yummy
velkopopvicky kozel dark
Not so nice staff though, wish I
had fun bartenders to talk to
Hanging hard pretzel things that
look like they might be for
eating? But maybe not… just
looking
Okay my waiter guy is not so
bad, just very busy
But smiley and nice when
attending to me
Second beer – master dark.
different. more… refreshing? less
coffeeish/chocolate notes, more
bitter notes.
Nonetheless, very good
Reading a book (pride and
prejudice) on the iPad, while
drinking beer in a pub in
Prague… SO HAPPY
Charming singer/performer in ots
with a big circle around him –
chasing cars and call me maybe
Albert Einstein lived in this house
apparently ots tour guide on a
thing driven by a bike
FIREWORKS!!! so happy

SATURDAY, October 5

Sleepy morning
Metro to bus to zoo in Troja
Stopped by an officer for ticket haha, blew him off thinking he was trying to sell something
Nice area, different view
Walls of rock
Cool buildings set in the rock, almost like mini castles
View of the petrin hill tower and the castle
Depressing by myself
Entrance has cute Hollywood like stars but with animal footprints
Indonesian jungle
Otters so cute!! Swimming and playing on raft
Birds singing to each other
Okay wow the views from this zoo make it stand out
Minimal fencing which is nice for the view of the animals
Lol Canadian geese are interesting here, kept with the bison
Wandering, less note taking
A lot of animals are still sleeping I guess
Leaving now
More rural/rustic area
Scenic bus ride :)
Lots of greenery
Vineyard area sort of feel
Signs for camping
Back to the area I walked yesterday (after the Vysehrad)
Pivovarsky dum for lunch
Bohemian platter
Beer sampler – (worst to best) banana, nettle, wheat, special, coffee, sour cherry, light, dark
Not recommended ugh, need something to wash it out
One last dark at u balbino, cool place with the tank beers
Bye Prague
Awesome airport waiting space
Sat next to two boozy girls on the airport, smelled strongly of alcohol, had little alcohol bottles on the plane
Talked about sleeping with all these guys on their Eurotrip
On the train back to apartment, f.u.n. spongebob song in Dutch haha
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