We’re planning a mini-break to Prague. It’s kinda of spontaneous. Meaning we’re going to go in the next few weeks and we’re taking a train (gasp!). I ordered a Green Guide and a Streetwise map today. Sparky is ready to book a hotel however he’s not allowed to actually book a hotel before I get my map and book.
Sparky is WAY more adventurous than I am. He likes to find a cheap place in the farthest corner of a city and walk and walk and walk. I like to know what we want to see, where we want to focus our small amount of time and find a hotel in the area.
The last time we did this Sparky’s way in an unknown city was our honeymoon in Paris. It sounded so romantic and sweet, walking the Parisian streets, seeing the local flavor and really experiencing the city. Oh, the naivity of youth…
After the tear gas attack from the beautifully dressed French police force, we ended up walking 8.5 kilometers to our hotel through very sketchy parts of town.
Granted, part of it was sketchy because I mistook bonne année for punani and thought everyone we passed really didn’t like Americans fo’shu (insert stupid American joke here), but we did actually get tear gassed and we did have to walk 8.5 kilometers from the Eifel Tower area to our hotel because the metro system, where we were gassed, was not really running.
So, before we book these days, I like to know the layout and our plans.
Sparky assured me he knew Prague. He knew Prague because Vampire was set in Prague and he played that game for days.
See what I mean. I am so not walking those streets at night.