I got the train from Bratislava to Prague, the journey was epic, scenery was really pretty, train comfy, staff really attentive, to top it off I could listen to some music on the way.
Once I got into Prague, it was really busy, throngs of people about the place, kind of made gett8ng through certain places a bit of a pain.
I got checked in, got a bite to eat, and the following day done a solo city trek. I went up to a bug tower, views were amazing, highly recommended on a good day, was in some mirror place, okay, but I wouldn’t be advising anyone to put on their bucket lists.
I covered as much ground as possible, but as with previous trips I didn’t really bother with museums, bar one, which I’ll get to in a minute. The people seemed helpful, couldn’t say much more than that, and another thing I found super useful was downloading offline Google maps. It was a boon, really helped me out here and in the other places I was in.
As for museums, I visited one, on the morning of the day I was leaving; a KGB museum.
It was more a way of killing time, and I only went because it was close to where I had been staying. Whatever, it was probably one of the most bizarre experiences I’ve ever had.
The “museum”, was really a private collection, but a treasure trove of artefacts from the KGB era. The man taking the tour, or doing the presentation, was what made it. He looked a bit scary, with a scar like someone had pressed a red hot bread knife onto his cheek, but his accent (supposedly based on Yorkshire accent……on crystal meth) and his random sound effects when demonstrating different gadgets and weapons were amusing, if not a bit zany, to say the least.
After that, I got the underground subway to some bus stop, then bus to airport and onwards back to the emerald isle!
It was a good trip, but like most things, I was probably a bit greedy, packed too much in too short a time.
Prague was nice, but super, super busy, would be nicer if there was just a tad fewer visitors. I would go back, but as with all bigger cities, you have to have your wits about you, best thing is just to keep your head down and get on with it.