Barcelona, Prague and Ceskz Krumlov
Lucy and I flew from Seville to Barcelona to meet up with Candice and the three of us visited a few of the smaller gothic cathedrals and the Dali exhibition.
We hired bikes for four hours but we only ended up actually riding them for about 2 hours due to our enjoyable lunch conversation.
Im pretty sure Lucy and I were the only people in Spain wearing a helmet. The lady at the shop was weirded out when she told us they werent a legal requirment and we elected to wear them anyway. Im sure our parents are proud.
The hostel we stayed at, Sant Jordis on Diagonal, was really well located and had everything we needed. I would recommend it to anyone going to Barcelona. The only thing that bothered me was the chlorine in the shower water which made me feel like Id just had a highschool p.e. lesson.
From Barca to Prague we flew with Vueling and had no problems navigating our way from the airport to our hostel.
Prague is a very beautiful city and we had a lovely time with buffet breakfasts and a chef who cooked us omlettes, pancakes, crepes and french toast.
We had four nights and three full days and we managed to see Prague castle, Petrin Hill, The Lenin Wall, The museum of Communism - we both enjoyed the museum heaps -, The film the Descendants, A ballet performance of Swan Lake, The new town, The Old Town Square including the chapel and the old town hall, the Monastery and both St Nicholas Churches.
The food was interesting but very tasty. Just around the corner from our hostel Miss Sophies, which is more like a hotel, was Pvarsky Dum the best restaurant. We ate there pretty much once a day and tasted all the local specials ranging from dumplings to goulashes and sour cherry beers.
We tried to find a convent on the last morning before we caught the bus but after about an hour of wandering around we decided it doesnt exist anymore or is open to the public. The bus trip took us about 3.5 hours from Prague to Cesky Krumlov and it was beautiful going through the countryside. In Cesky we plan to see the castle, with brown bears in the moat, go horse riding and eat home cooked meals. We are staying in a huge room with our own bathroom and mini kitchen. The hostel is gorgeous and homey. Its called Krumlov house and if you are visiting Cesky Krumlov Id highly recommend. I am happy we are here for another 3 nights.
Overall I have a ver mixed impression of Czech people. They are either extremely lovely and helpful or very abrupt to the point of being rude. They also have a very morbid sense of humour.
This is a picture of beautiful Cesky Krumlov. Its freezing here. Last night it was -12C, we really felt it in the afternoon when we were struggling to find the hostel and when we were walking home from dinner.