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Prague

We quickly found our way to our hotel in Prague Wednesday morning. Again, we were lucky enough to check in early and get our room right away. The hotel was super nice and actually exceeded my expectations. We had a huge room and in the lobby there was free coffee at all times, as well as free wifi and a computer to use.

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We decided to look up a restaurant since we hadn’t ate since Amsterdam. We found a tasty sounding vegetarian Indian restaurant only a block away from our hotel and quickly made our way over to it. It was buffet style and you paid by the weight of your tray; this was cool because you could get a little taste of everything.

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I probably ate more than I should have and when we got back to the hotel I passed out for a bit. That night we didn’t do much, just took advantage of the hotel’s lobby computer, trying to plan out the rest of our trip.

The next day we helped ourselves to the free hotel breakfast and then headed out to do some sightseeing.

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Our hotel was pretty close to Prague’s Old Town Square so we were able to walk to all the things we wanted to see.

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It was nice not having to use the metro to get around. I shot a little time-lapse at Prague Castle but people kept getting in the shots.

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We were able to grab lunch at a place called Country Life, a vegetarian restaurant/market, in old town which was also a buffet style place. The food hear was delicious and I was actually able to contain myself from eating too much this time.

At night we went out to a couple of local bars. The first one we popped into was called Café Propaganda; it was underground and they were playing American rock songs. We ordered a couple drinks and they were twice the size we’d get back in the US and cheaper to boot. I guess they don’t mess around in Prague. The next place we went to was called Double Trouble which I had read about online. It was stated that this bar is a good mix of locals and tourists with nights usually ending with people dancing on chairs and tables. When we walked in it just seemed like a techno club with a bunch of drunk English folks. I had their only beer on tap, which was actually pretty good, and then we left. We decided we might as well not stay out too late since we had to catch an early train to Salzburg the next morning.

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We grabbed our hotel breakfast in the morning and made for the train station. Goodbye, Prague, you were good times.

Brussels, Amsterdam & Prague

The morning we left Paris was when it started. Runny nose, nasal pressure, and the beginnings of a sore throat. I knew sharing a sleeper cabin with a sick Australian dude was not going to turn out well. None the less, we were off to Brussels.

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The train ride was pretty nice: big first class seats, free snacks, wine, and coffee too. If I was feeling a little better I would have totally taken advantage of the free wine but instead just settled for the coffee in hopes it would make my throat feel a little better.

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The station in Brussels was chaos when we got off the train and there seemed to be no metro map posted anywhere. We finally figured out which tram to take and eventually found our hotel which was nestled in the hub of the old part of town.

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We got food from a market in town and had a small lunch. Afterwards I decided to rest since I still wasn’t feeling too hot and Sayaka went to look around town. She came back shortly and I decided I needed to get my ass out of bed so I could go out and actually enjoy the town. We wandered around town and I got to check out a couple of Brussels’ bars where I enjoyed some excellent beers.

The next morning we caught a train to Amsterdam.

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It was a fairly short train ride from Brussels to Amsterdam. Once in the train station we immediately booked our train for that night which would get us to Prague in the morning. With that done we wondered around town for a bit and walked past The Anne Frank House which did not look like a house at all. The outside looked to be converted into a modern style museum, which was a bit of a disappointment. We grabbed lunch at a burger shop which had surprisingly good portobello mushroom burgers. We wondered around a bit more and eventually made our way back to the train station to catch our night train to Prague.

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This time our train compartment was a six person sleeper, however most of the trip it was just Sayaka and I, with one brief extra passenger getting on and off somewhere along in Germany.

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We got into Prague in the morning and the weather was great.