My missed ride to brussels
Matt and I split off after Amsterdam. He had to get back to work in Canada after a 3 week vacation. I had a great time travelling with him. He's one of the best people I know to travel with. He's a really outgoing guy who likes to have fun. That is the type of person who makes travelling fun.
After we said our good byes, I headed to my BlaBlaCar ride share spot where I would take a car to Brussels. However, the guy never showed up... I decided at the last second to book a bus to Prague. I was itching to see Prague my entire trip. I put off Brussels for later on in the trip.
Once I got to the bus station, I noticed all the shops were closed. This meant I couldn't write on my blog for the 3 hours I had to wait. Ten o'clock rolled around with no Prague bus in sight. I was getting nervous because my previous ride hadn't showed up either. I then asked two Dutch guys if they were waiting for the same bus. They indeed were, which made me feel a bit better. I started talking to both of them about their travels. Frits, a 23-year-old was travelling to Slovakia to go to school as part of a program for the United Nations. He'd split off once we all got to Prague. David, a 20-year-old student, was meeting friends in Prague to start a van tour of Eastern Europe. We all talked for the majority of the 12-hour bus ride.
Once we got to Prague, Frits split off while David and I headed to our hostels. Coincidently, our hostels were two blocks apart form one another. I was glad that worked out because English in Prague isn't well-known. The two of us had a difficult time finding out stop.
Once we both got to our destination, David invited me out to drinks with his buddies. After settling into my hostel, I met the guys at a random bar near the famous Charles Bridge.
An amazing photo of Charles Bridge. Not my photo. Check the page out here.
Charles Bridge in the day time
There I showed them many American drinking games. The beers were $1USD each, which made it easy to spend a little bit more that night. At the end of the evening, the guys invited me to join them on their van tour from Poland to Italy.
I was only in Prague one night. I will back track and go check out the city on my way back from Oktoberfest in Munich.