|Charles Bridge - a first look|
|Us a Charles Bridge|
Shopping again at Tesco for drinking water, the mineral water kind. Dropped our gear off at the apartment and walked around to find a local place to eat. Sat in a beer garden at a restaurant and had beef goulash with bread dumplings and fresh onion and roast pork with potato dumplings and red sauerkraut. Miky enjoyed the beer, which cost only 19 koruny (~$1.05 for 300 mL) and salad.
|Cheap, good beer. So I hear.|
|Nice Czech lunch|
ut everything was written in Russian and English, not Czech, curiously. Changed $500 but noticed the commission was 1,749 crowns and I only received 7,041. Roughly 20% commission. Annoyed, Miky decided to head back in to get our money back. Had to wait for a young girl with skin problems and a big dog who was changing Australian dollars and had to fill in paperwork (we didn't) - she seemed to speak Russian and I think that she was a prostitute. Was quite surprised when the woman in the shop refunded our money. The fine print said commission was 19.9%. She hadn't mentioned that to me when she quoted the rate. Happy with that outcome.
|Beware of any place affiliated with Western Union|
Looking for Havel Market. Miky asked some guy on the street who was carrying his shopping - he was an Aussie. Didn't know himself but was interested to know. Ha ha. I always get asked for directions when I'm in a foreign country. We had to ask plenty of people before we found it and they were closing for the day when we arrived.
|Havel Market just closing for the day|
Palladium shopping centre - clothing, shoes, tea light cover, Mongolian BBQ for dinner. Just the usual things in downtown Prague. Food was cheap at 417 crowns for two meals and rice which equated to $23.
Night time walk through the Old Town at 10pm. The streets were so busy and we hit the souvenir shops. Back past Karluv Most and Prazsky Hrad. Arrived home around 11:20. Fireworks at the time. Did notice that most convenience stores or booths are run by Chinese.
|Prague's streets are beautiful at night|
|Wonderful in fact|
|And Tyn Church at the Old Town Square is gorgeous|
|One last look at Charles Bridge and the Castle before bed|