I had made it to the hotel that Jack was staying at without a problem. The place he’s staying at was quite nice, and it served a pretty good breakfast. Along with typical breakfast foods like bacon and eggs they had a wide variety of pastries. And they had panna cotta. I found that panna cotta and a cup of black coffee was an incredible combination– why don’t they have this back home?! So every morning I finished off a huge breakfast with a dessert of panna cotta and coffee. I’m thinking I’ll have gained like twenty pounds by the time I get back home.
The good thing about Prague is that it’s a very walkable city, so I could burn off some of those breakfast calories. We started off walking towards the main town square, where a crowd was beginning to gather at the Astronomic clock. It was almost 11 o’clock.
The clock was pretty intricate, so much so that I couldn’t even tell what time it was using the clock. The main things that were cool about it were that the skeleton to the right pulled a chain that rang the bell in the clock’s tower, and the two blue doors at the top opened and various wooden statues of apostles showed up in the door.
On our way out of the castle we found a bistro that had a nice view of the town. One thing I noticed is that everyone drinks beer with all their meals. If you ask for water they give you bottled water, which is kinda expensive. So beer is actually cheaper than water here.
Day one in Prague was a nice prelude for things to come. We kind of did a whirlwind tour of the major attractions. In the coming days we’d explore some of the attractions in depth.