Sunday, 9 February 2014

EuroQuest: Day 8 - Vienna/Prague

Hi everyone! So we were packing up getting ready to leave Vienna and head onto Prague and as we were waiting outside of the hostel for everyone to get there we noticed a lovely young man doing his morning exercises by the stairs. He was incredibly strong doing handstand push up and pull ups on the bars with his legs in pike... all whilst not wearing a top! (I mean it was in the high 30's!) As our leaders came out they also noticed him and whilst the rest of us were happy watching from the distance, they had no trouble in walking up to the poor guy and asking for a photo! Safe to say we were laughing the whole way to the train station. I don't really remember much from the train ride because as per usual I fell asleep!

In Prague we went out for a little explore around and we bumped into some Belgium Girl Scouts! After that we went on the hunt for some food and Marianna (the lady who showed us around Slovakia) had told us to try Langos when we were in Slovakia but we never got the chance. Luckily a stall was selling it and we all got some! I got mine with just cheese and it tasted so good although it was extremely greasy and I imagine in contained well over my daily allowance for fat and probably calories but who cares - it was delicious, although very filling so sadly I didn't finish it.

We then had seats booked to see a Marionette puppet show as that is one of the things Prague is famous for and it was definitely an experience of a life time! Not being a huge fan of puppets, Vici, Tash and myself sat towards the back of the theatre. It started and it was all very strange! We could see the puppeteers hands which I'm pretty sure were supposed to be hidden and the female puppets all had the breast out on show! Every time we saw a hand or an arm suddenly come into view we found it very hard to suppress a giggle! It probably didn't help that we had no idea what was going on as obviously none of it was in English and we hadn't thought to search a synopsis before hand! It all ended rather abruptly with one of the puppeteers dropping her puppet by accident and then proceeding to make her way onto the small stage to retrieve it before saying something we couldn't understand and bowing!

After that we were very doubtful to what the next show we had booked to see would hold. This was a show being put on by the Black Light Theatre and it was safe to say this was one of the best shows I've seen! It was so cleverly done; they wore all black and the stage was pitch black so you couldn't see them at all when suddenly these luminous shapes appeared and they looked like the were floating. There was an underwater scene at one point and they were moving the fish in such a way that it really looked like they were swimming! If you ever get the chance you should defiantly go see a show!

After that eventful day we headed back to our hostel which again had a lovely balcony area but this second floor was much closer to the ceiling than the one Hungary I could barely stand up! We had plenty of beds though so I got a whole bunk bed to myself which came in handy as a make shift washing line!

If you want to see more I filmed a bit of what we were doing so you can check that out here:
The video is a montage of several clips and pictures throughout the time we spent in Vienna & Prague as apposed to these blog posts which a split by day.