27.12.2009 1 °C
After taking a day to get over the night out, we got up early to make it to the free walking tour. I love the free walking tours, with just tipping them makes it so much easier. The Prague walking tour went for about 3 hours with a break in the middle for a quick bite to eat. Thank god since we were running late (as usual) and didn't have time to eat breakfast. I have been craving Macca's bacon and egg mcmuffin for ages and I still have not had it! Its killing me.
Prague is a really beautiful city, and I loved walking around looking at all the buildings and the history. Through the world wars, russian rule. Some of it was really quiet sad and depressing. For example the concentration camps where only 10% of the kids survived, and a woman (forgot her name yes I know) encouraged them to draw. Just before she was killed, she hide all the drawings. These drawings are the only evidence that these kids were ever here. The Jewish area was left throughout the war so that Hitler could have a walk through musuem of an "extinct race". Well thats what our guide said anyway.
We have had the worst luck with trains. Every single train we have caught has been delayed. It is getting ridiculous. I blame katelyn, as we never had problems before. We arrived in Vennia at night and only spent one night/day there. It would have been nice to be there for longer as Vienna was even more beautiful then Prague, and going skiing/snowboarding in Austria would have been amazing!
We were all very bummed to find out that there was no free walking tour in Vienna, we saw buildings (that was the easy part) however knowthing what the buildings were and the history for very hard. So that was really annoying. However since we were there on Christmas Eve, and Austrian celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve that was nice. We got to see the Christmas stalls which was nice, however every third shop was the same. So it looked really massive but there was only like 10 different types of shops.