under the coconut tree

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Czeching out Praha

Curious to see what was there to experience outside Prague, we took a 50-minute train ride to Kutna Hora. It was a recommended day trip - being a medieval town and the second largest Bohemian city in the Middle Ages and all. In the end, we didn't have much time to explore the town – and just as well too because the town was extremely quiet that day.

Anyways, we overshot our tram ride from the main station to the town centre and ended up going further out into the suburbs. I'm glad we did! We stumbled upon fields and fields of wheat, corn and sunflowers. It was breath-catchingly beautiful and serene! I really thought that was the highlight of the trip.

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After all the Hindi-movie-style prancing around and dancing amonst the sunflowers, it was time to head back to Prague. Imagine our dismay to find that there was no tram service back to the train station! We had to walk about 5 miles along the railway tracks….. and run towards the end when we realised we could miss the only train back to Prague. Along the way, we managed to recruit an Australian couple and a group of British teenagers who were also caught up in the discrepancies of the timetable.

The outskirts of Prague certainly offered a nice enough adventure – wish we could say the same about the medieval town of Kutna Hora!

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