Monday, November 21, 2005
Woo-Hah! Got You All In Check
So here I am, back in Blighty from the Czech Republic. Had a wonderful time in Prague on my use-it-or-lose-it holiday trip. I'll try not to go too over the top, as I'm sure those of you reading this at work want to rip out my throat, but I'll post up some of the best pics we took and some of the less self indulgent video footage soon. I should start by saying it was pretty chilly. In fact, very chilly. Cold. Proper cold. Did I mention it was cold? But it was no bad thing. Kept us moving, at any rate. We did some proper culture, enjoying the castle, the Jewish quarter, many museums and cultural treats. We also went up a really tall TV mast, and looked down on the city from a good 100 feet up (I was also slightly pooing my pants, suffering from quite acute vertigo.)
Then there was the nightlife. Some of the best food I've ever tasted. At one restaurant i had caviar to start, and then the most amazing sirloin steak i've ever had. And it came to about 6 pounds a head, or something ridiculous like that. And then the bar and club life... Cheap booze, friendly staff, cheap booze, great atmosphere, cheap booze, excellent service and booze that was cheap. We visited a 5 floor club, with a different genre in ever room, from rnb, to pop dance, to cheese, to hard house, to a funky chill out room. With cheap booze. Then we came out at 4:30am to find the whole city under an inch of fresh snow which continued to fall as we skipped pack to the hotel with glee.
A great hotel it was too. The Seven Days Hotel, if you're thinking of going yourself. With a minibar we could actually afford to raid every so often at that. There was a fitness centre that I visited once, but they were playing James Blunt, so I changed my mind. So while we relaxed after a long day, it was TV tuned to BBC World or German MTV, with some class Eurodance and classic rock. Also, catching the Simpsons dubbed into Czech and shamefully recounting the original English back over the top from memory. Then back out into the chilled streets, past the sausage kiosks, discovering that Cabaret bars in Prague are very different from anything Liza Minelli was used to. (We didn't indulge, despite the startling offer of free booze all night, and genuine gingers. More of a stag night thing, really...)
More silly pics and random bits to come, I'm afraid. And I'd imagine my cohort, El Tobester, will be posting similar mischief on his blog soon, too.
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