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Budapest, Hungary/Prague, Czech Rep, Monday, 8 August 2011

all seasons in one day 21 °C

Sad day today - the end of our cruise - leaving the Scenic Ruby at 8.00 am. We are so sorry that the cruise is over. It has been fabulous. Bags out at 7.00 am and on the bus for Prague by 8.00 am. We have a full bus - 45 pax.

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We thought the trip would be long and tedious but surprisingly it wasn't.

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We watched a movie for the first two hours, "Something's Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson and Dianne Keaton. We had seen it before but it was even funnier the second time around. We had a loo stop and then continued on.

As I am wont to do, as soon as a bus starts moving, I fall asleep and slept all the way until our lunch stop. Apparently I missed a really good experience with our Czech guide talking all the way and telling us what it was like for her as a child growing up in a poor Communist country. Sorry I missed that!

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Looks like I wasn't the only one!

We stopped for lunch at a Service Station and we had two choices - greasy servo food or a MacDonalds!! Not much choice however I had a crispy chicken wrap at MacDonalds and it was very nice and even healthy!

We arrived at our hotel, the Radisson Blu at 3.00 pm. It is very nice.

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We all met 30 minutes later and went for an orientation stroll. Our hotel is not in the old part of the city, but not very far away by foot, and we are just a couple of blocks off Wenceslas Square. The sun came out in the square and it was very pleasant. I still love Budapest best, but I haven't done a tour of Prague yet, so I will reserve my judgement.

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Where are we? Ireland, Bangkok or Prague?

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Anetta and Makis arrived from Vienna at about 6.00 pm and after settling in and a pre dinner drink and a chat in our room, we all went out for dinner to a very nice Italian restaurant. It will be nice spending some time with them.

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Then home to bed.

Posted by gaddingabout 20:03 Archived in Czech Republic

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