Day 2: July 29th Plan
- If we made the flight then we had to book somewhere to stay when we land
- Make our way downtown Prague and drop off our bags
- Go find something to eat and see how we feel with JetLag
- Check-in to our accommodations
- See if we feel like going out again to check out the city.
- Get some much needed sleep.
Episode Two below capturing hitting the ground in Prague:
After landing in Prague we found a quiet place to sit down and login to the wifi to book somewhere to stay. I used Hostelworld to find and book PLUS Prague for 2 nights. Since I didn’t know if we would get on a the plane it was better to book something after we land. After booking… it was time to go through customs and find the express bus that would take us downtown to the Hostel so we can drop off the packs and go out for breakfast.
Getting tickets is easy. We just picked up 3 24hr metro ticket that is good for all the busses, subway and trams. It didn’t take too long to get downtown via the express bus that takes us to the “Yellow” subway line that we can take to our hostel to drop off our packs.
Below you will see the start of the “Yellow” line to the far left. That’s where the airport bus drops you off at and we just took the yellow line west to the “Red” line where we simply go north 3 stops and the Hostel is right there. Downtown Prague is where Yellow and Red touches the Green line.
It was too early to check-in so we took off downtown to look around a little and get something to eat. We got off at Muzeum and went up to the surface.
We walked around and snapped some pictures and took in the first sights of Old Town Square. I wanted to take them to a place that the Honest Prague Guide talked about Lokal so we had to walk and check it out. We wanted to get some traditional Czech dishes to try. I wanted a mid-morning Czech beer. We ordered Roastbeef with Tomato sauce with Czech Bread Dumplings, 6 week old ripened fried cheese, Pork Leg Schnitzel fried in butter, Pork braised with Kohlrabi and buttered potatoes. After that we got some local Czech money and off we went to explore a little more.
At 3PM we made our way back to get our room at the PLUS Prague Hostel. We selected a private room and headed up to unpack our bags a little. This is a cool little place. Very large and clean with many rooms to mingle and chill. It has a pool and sauna downstairs with a little gym and a big kitchen to cook meals and eat. Outside in the back it has a beach volleyball court and ping pong tables and attached is a bar that serves pizza, burgers and bar food. In the mornings there is a buffet for about 7CAD that has eggs and bacon and other breakfast stuff to fill up for your day ahead.
After getting upstairs… we all claimed our beds and had a nap. Our room had this layout bottom-right above and I had the bottom bunk over to the left and the kids had each a twin bed. You pay for the fourth person to get a private room. It was 3PM in Prague. We have been up for 26 hours straight at this point and we were cooked.
We slept for about 5 hours and got up and went downstairs to get some food and we took it easy and caught up with friends in Canada while I edited video and we talked about the things we could do the next day and what I wanted to do since I did some researching on what Prague had to offer. My evernote Prague folder was full and I made the kids put evernote on their phone so they had all the access to everything on the trip and they could see the agenda. It was peppered with “Don’t tell Mom any of the details”. Since I didn’t want to answer a thousand questions about what we were doing every day of the trip.