I slept so well in the hotel, probably the best I’ve slept for far on the trip. We got up early and stopped downstairs to eat breakfast. Since I’ve been gone I’ve managed to eat pretty good breakfasts almost every morning, not eating again until dinner) and this one was no exception. I had cereal, fruit, bacon (more ham-like here), sausage, and toast… oh and several cups of juice (apple and orange). I’ve missed having juice. While I was in the hostel in London I would drink a Coke for breakfast because they only had tea and coffee available…. blech. Anyways, after the nice breakfast we stopped off in the lobby area and browsed the tourist brochures.
We planned several stops, all within walking distance. Now by walking distance I don’t mean a couple blocks. We walked several miles today, even more than we did in London due to us not using a mass transit system. First stop of the day took us to the Communism Museum, which covered the history of communism in the Czech Republic and how they broke away from it twenty years ago. There were a lot of communist posters and other items from that era in the museum. Reading all of the captions was really interesting because when I think of communist countries, Czech Republic isn’t one that comes to mind as a country who used to be under communist rule.
We headed a few more blocks and ended up in Old Town Square. There are some really beautiful buildings in this square. The next museum that we were going to was in an alley off of the square. The museum that we stopped at was the Sex Machine Museum. It’s there, you pretty much have to visit it. I’ll let the pictures I took tell the story there.
After the Sex Machine Museum, we walked down to the river to the area that was the Jewish Ghetto. This area of town houses the Jewish cemetery as well many other interesting places. We paid to tour about 6 places, including the cemetery. The cemetery first started being used around 1600 or so. There are just so many gravestones here. Once again the pictures will probably give you a much better idea of just how crowded it is.
After we finished the Jewish Ghetto tour, we decided to head back to the hotel room for a bit before grabbing dinner. Exhausted, I came in and took a nap. We decided to eat down the street from the hotel at a Czech restaurant. I had some Czech dish with beef, gravy, bread, and a cranberry sauce. It was really good and filling.
After dinner we came back to the hotel room and hung out for the rest of the evening.