Sunday October 9 -Day 19
09.10.2011 - 09.10.2011 11 °C
Garry couldn't refuse the offer of the Irish Pub next door to open at 7am so they could watch Aust v. Sth Africa and it was worth it!
Cool (2-11 degrees) and light sprinkle as we set off for a walk to the Jewish Museum and Cemetery. Decided to walk along the river rather than take on the large number of tourists lined up. We started with the group to get Tim's incredible knowledge on everything we passed.
Walked along the river and had a great view of most of the famous buildings in the sun. Walked back to the town square for coffee and watched hundreds of tourists mostly Japanese waiting for the astrological clock to do it's thing. Wandered around the markets. Great atmosphere with church bells ringing and a jazz quartet playing in the middle of the square.
Later in the afternoon we walked along the side streets and discovered the 'real' Prague where the inhabitants catch buses and take their dogs for a walk. The day remained cool but it didn't rain.
Tonight we are dining a la carte at the hotel dining room as some more of the group are heading home; about 17 are bussing the 560 kms to Budapest tomorrow where we board the boat - apparently the river is low in one place so we will probably not be traveling on the same boat all the way. Scenic will have to bus us around the low spot and we board the boat that has come from Amsterdam. Luggage is transferred and we have the same room number as the boats are identical.