Hello From PragueOn September 16, 2014 by Emil
Hi everyone! Took another night train from Amsterdam to Prague. Pretty decent ride although I will say that so far the City Night Line sleepers / couchettes have been OK but a little hard to get a good night’s sleep. Mainly it is because the train stops at several stations and rocks a fair bit. Not sure if it’s because the carriages so far have been a little older. We’ll see how other train companies / lines stack up.
In any case, arrived in Prague and after some messing around trying to get proper coins for the Metro ticket, I made my way over to my AirBnB. The ticket machines here don’t take credit cards or bills, plus the Czech Republic still uses their currency, crowns, and not the Euro. Tip: look for the toilets in the train station, and there will probably be a change machine.
After settling in (booked a private room, but looks like I will have the whole apartment to myself!) I went looking for lunch. On the AirBnB host’s recommendation page was Potrefena Husa. I went over and on the lunch specials was beef cheeks cannonade (sort of like a goulash made with dark beer), plus a 0.5L Staropramen beer at 1/2 price. Done!
Nice beer, and with the lunch special, about US$0.65! Yes, that is sixty-five cents.
Quite good, and a good lunch deal at 165 crowns (a bit less than US$8). Then, just as I was finishing my beer the waitress asked if I wanted another. Sure, I had seen the unfiltered beer on the menu so was curious, though went with the 0.33L size this time.
Not being on special I think this cost around US$1. Total lunch cost a bit under US$12. And I think I was still in a touristy area, near lots of nice-looking hotels, etc. So Prague is definitely cheaper than my previous cities; although Amsterdam was OK.
I am accumulating tons of ‘touristy’ pictures, like from the Charles Bridge. I may post them later, or you can just Google ‘Charles Bridge’ for some pics! But here’s one:
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