To signify the end of my reserve month I was given a lovely 25 hour (pros of the clocks going back in Europe for day light savings) to Prague! Yet ANOTHER new destination and country for me to tick off! I am in utter shock on how on earth I managed such an incredible reserve month. Thank you rostering gods wherever you may be. I was on the 3am – 9am home standby when they rang me at 4:50am to tell me I would be on the 9:05am flight to Prague. I quickly threw some warm clothes into my case and made my way up to HQ. Even though my Mum and Dad and sister were in Dubai, I didn’t feel to bad (sorry guys) cause I was really looking forward to Prague!!
Landing into Vaclav Havel International Airport just before 2pm local time, we disembarked passengers, did our post landing duties, passed through immigration and went over to the hotel to check in. A few crew had arranged to meet up an hour later and head into the city, so I changed and met them downstairs not before grabbing a take out coffee – it was SO cold in Prague!
There was 7 of us who met up and we had decided on going into the centre to visit the Charles Bridge. It was just a short 5 stops on the metro before we came out into Wenceslas Square and began wandering through the beautiful quaint little streets of Prague.
Continuing on towards the bridge, a few of the crew stopped to get Trdelnik, a traditional Czech pastry which is a cylinder shape and filled with cream/ice cream/nutella etc and dusted with sugar. They looked so good but I’d eaten that much on the plane on the way over that I really didn’t fancy one and wanted to save myself for dinner later. I’ll just have to get one next time I visit!
The bridge was so beautiful and gave great views of the river and to each side of the city. You could also see Prague Castle in the distance, something we wanted to visit but wouldn’t be able to reach before the sun set. The sun was almost set now so we made our way back towards the main square in search of something to eat and to also warm up, even though we had gloves/scarves/hats on we were seriously shivering! However, after much wandering round we were struggling to find somewhere not ridiculously packed out due to it being the weekend or somewhere we fancied eating. Our cabin supervisor had recommended somewhere to eat and had a vague memory of how to get there so we made our way over and managed to grab a table for 5 as two of the crew had left to go back to the hotel.
I ordered the pork skewer with a side of goulash soup (one of my favourites) which tasted amazing, but I couldn’t manage it all sadly. It was then time to head back to the hotel for bed as everyone was feeling pretty sleepy.
The next morning I went up to the crew lounge for a free breakfast which was lovely, and there was only me in there for a short while whilst I tucked into yummy pastries and hot chocolate.
It was then time to get ready to fly back to Dubai after a lovely relaxing layover with a fabulous crew. As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for more daily updates: