Friday, May 22, 2009

21st May

Dresden - Prague

The train was packed! When we got on there were no spare seats, luckily we had the blue chairs to sit on! When we arrived in Prague we thought that we were at the main train station, but we weren't! Once we got to the main train station we then had to find our hostel (The clown and Bard Hostel). Unfortunately our lonely planet's map of Prague doesn't show the hostel on it! I has the name of the hostel with an arrow pointing off the page saying its 500 meters away and that is it! It is a lot harder to find than that! We eventually found it with alot of help!
Czech beer is very Cheap :) under a Euro for a pint. We went to an awsome 5 tiered club with some mental australians.

20th May

Berlin - Dresden

The nice weather has continued and it was really warm today. We checked into the "Lollis homestay" hostel at 2pm and took full advantage of the free bike hire that they offer. The blue chairs went for a quick tour then we went and had a really relaxed afternoon on the bank of the Elbe.
Later on we went to Dresden's famous jazz bar where Steven Finn was playing, he was very good indeed. There we met two German girls and ended up going to a house party with them....

19th May


We hired bikes and bike around Berlin with the blue chairs attached to our bags. We went to all of the famous land marks. Bikes and blue chairs don't really go together! Later on we did a pub quiz which we came third in.

18th May

Hamburg - Berlin

We arrived to blue skies in Berlin. We stayed in the Generator hostel. Later on we went for a drink with Arthur Ford, it was great to see him again, he took us to an awesome bar in the north of Berlin which even has a ping pong table! A club called club 25 was recommended to us so we attempted to find it, after a lot of wondering around and asking people we walked back to the hostel (about 2km, we would have taken the tube but they had stopped running!)

17th May


We took the blue chairs to the docks and to where the beetles perfected their trade in the early days by paying 60 nights non stop.
We then tried to use the hostel kitchen, the only things that really worked were the microwave and the kettle not really the most useful thing when you are trying to cook mince meat! but it did work in the end.

16th May

Amsterdam - Hamburg

We left Amsterdam with great sadness but Hamburg is almost a replacement for it. When we arrived we went straight to the hostel Wira (Which we had made a reservation for) when we tried to check in the receptionist said that we had not made a reservation! So it almost turned into a pantomime! When we showed her the email confirmation the was shocked! The booing didn't get to them so they only had one free bed after a bit of muttering and a phone call she went to the cellar and found another bed.
So Hamburg didn't get off to the best start but a night out on the Reeper Bahn changed that! We also did the touristy thing of staying out til6 and then going to the sunday fish market, which despite its great reputation was pretty poor.

14th -15th May


Amsterdam is wonderful, everyone is really nice and helpful. We wondered the streets and saw the sights and had a great time, The blue chairs were also very useful when there was a torrential downpour! This amused many of the locals! The best two museums we visited were the Anne Frank museum and the sex museum. Wondering along the red light district at night was a very odd experience. Most of the Women there were stunning however Nick and definitely didn't indulge.