Luckily, this morning was our first opportunity for a lie in. The infamous Contiki sickness had kicked in overnight with full force and combined with a killer hangover, I felt like an empty shell of a person. Unable to let that stop me exploring Prague with Contiki, I joined a group that were out and about in search of a killer view and as it was raining, we treated ourselves to a cable car ride up Petřín hill.
The spiral staircase up the tower was tricky in my delicate condition – as was the gentle swaying of the tower in the breeze – but it was worth it for the spectacular view over the whole of Prague.
This group really were the best companions for the morning!
Back down the hill, we did a little more sightseeing before stopping for lunch.
Trying to negotiate a hot dog and chips (traditional Czech cuisine didn’t you know?) whilst walking over Charles Bridge was tricky but, as always, food perked me up considerably in time to see the beautiful Astronomical Clock.
We climbed the tower for close up view of the Old Town – if you’re visiting, this is something I’d highly recommend and we even caught a glimpse of a cute looking rooftop bar! Definitely one I’ll be visiting if I ever return to Prague.
Back down to Earth, we rejoined the group in time for a traditional Czech dinner on the river where we caught a glimpse of the Dancing House!
However, the shops yielded few results and with the mall and lots of streets in the area closed off due to a bomb threat, we ended up getting a little lost on the way back to our tram stop. We took a lucky guess at which one to hop on and thankfully, saw a familiar sight out of the window that lead us back safely.
Opting for a quiet night at the hostel bar, it was a far more chilled evening than the previous night, but equally enjoyable!