Monday, 28 May 2018

PRAGUE CASTLE

Our next destination would be Prague Castle. As mentioned in the previous post, the journey was a bit challenging as we had to walk uphil..uhuk..uhuk..uhuk... longgar lutut! But, we had a few pitstops to catch our breath and also to selfie...hehehe....

Cuba tngk ape yg org ni cuba lakukan 🤔🤔🤔

We spotted the starbucks on our way to the
Castle... very classy classic building right? 
Jom cross the road. 


Lps crossing the road, mmg jln ke castle is going uphill... amik ko!

Not so sure which pitstop this is... 

We walked pass
Mala Strana. 
While waitimg for the
Aunties to catch up their
Breath, jom masok
Gingerbread museum.

Another going uphill road. 

At last.... beautiful view from the top 💃💃💃

A brief info on the castle...
Prague Castle  is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, occupying an area of almost 70,000 square metres (750,000 square feet), at about 570 metres (1,870 feet) in length and an average of about 130 metres (430 feet) wide. The castle is among the most visited tourist attractions in Prague attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually. (Wiki)


Adjacent to the main entrance. Very beautiful government's buildings
Pedestrians passing by.


Front gate.. tapi kami x masuk ikut sini, ada entrance khas untuk yang nak masuk.. kena check bag bagai...hehehe....

Beautiful autumn at Prague Castle


Summer Tourist Season (April 1 till October 31)
Prague Castle complex
6.00 - 22.00

Historical buildings
9.00 – 17.00

Winter Tourist Season (November 1 till March 31)
Prague Castle complex
6.00 - 22.00

Historical buildings
9.00 – 16.00

Types of tickets

Prague Castle – Circuit A
St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Rosenberg Palace
Prague Castle – Circuit B
St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower
Prague Castle – Circuit C
Exhibition "The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral", Prague Castle Picture Gallery
Exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle"
Exhibition "The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral"
Prague Castle Picture Gallery
Great South Tower with a View Gallery
Admission Fee to Historical Premises of Prague Castle managed by Prague Castle Administration
Type of ticketFull AdmissionDiscount (*)Family admission (**)
Prague Castle – Circuit ACZK 350CZK 175CZK 700
Prague Castle – Circuit BCZK 250CZK 125CZK 500
Prague Castle – Circuit CCZK 350CZK 175CZK 700
Exhibition The Story of Prague CastleCZK 140CZK 70CZK 280
Prague Castle Picture GalleryCZK 100CZK 50CZK 200
Powder Tower (temporarily closed until cca 08/2018 due to reconstruction)CZK 70CZK 40CZK 140
Exhibition The Treasure of St. Vitus CathedralCZK 250CZK 125CZK 500
Great South Tower with a View GalleryCZK 150


Tapi kami x masuk pon.. memadai ambik2 gambar kat luar pon dah ok sangat dah...hahaha...



Jadual concert
Lepas jalan2 area castle, kami pun menapak turun ke bawah...menurun tak rasa sangat sebab menurun kan...hehehe...


Bila dah sampai bawah, kami x larat dah nak jalan kaki...hahaha...actually larat aja tp malasnya yang lebih.. so, kami naik metro from Malostranska to the city. X lama, kejap ja... rasanya 1 stop macam tu aja...

Underground Subway station.


Sampai dah kat old city.

In no time, we were already in the old city.

This is where we started this morning. 

We walked back to Rosemary to perform solat and rest. At night, a few of us went out to find halal food to eat. Some of them were already sleeping and didnt bother to join...hahaha... penat sangat jalan kot siang tadi...

I didnt know what happen that night but it seemed like our GPS was not working. The location of the restaurant looked so near yet we couldnt find them. We stopped and asked a few people. Lps pusing2, dah rasa nk give up, skali kami nampak tanda halal...Alhamdulillah, dapat jugak ler kita makan...heheheh....

Beberapa ketol Ini aja yang larat... hahaha....
 After dinner, we walked back to the hostel following the same route. It was drizzling and the temperature had dropped a Little bit compared to day time.

Drizzling...
 We walked for about 10 minutes tapi x terasa macam 10 minit pon... lalu bangunan-bangunan lama yang sangat cantik.... Tiba2 ada nampal street show...

This man was using glasses filled with water to make his own music. 

Overall, inilah perjalanan kami pada hari ini...



All in all, lebih kurang 5 km la kami jalan dari pagi tadi...slow2 jalan x terasa sangat.... x termasuk metro yang kami naik dari Malostranska ke Mustek.   Actually, area yang kami jalan ni hanyalah di area Praha 1... Ada 10 districts di Prague.  Basically, Praha 1 is  the home of the best known tourist attractions; many buildings in Prague 1 date back to the 13th century.

The map of Prague
Ok, that's all for today... Esok pagi kita p Prague Morning market pulak ya...bye

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Charles Bridge, Prague

Lps jalan-jalan di Old Town, kami berjalan ke Charles Bridge. Charles Bridge ni merupakan salah satu icon di Prague, selain Astronomical clock. X jauh pon dari Old Town. Tapi disebabkan kami suka berhenti2 tangkap gambar dan berhenti2 masuk kedai, maka jadi lambatlah sikit.

Berikut merupakan sedikit info tentang Charles Bridge, pasted from Wiki.

Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.[2] The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been "Charles Bridge" since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe (taken from Wikipedia).

Tu dia pintu gerbang Charles Bridge. 
Masa sampai, orang dah ramai dah di sana. Kami sampai dalam pukul 11 lbh macam tu... cuaca pada waktu ni boleh tahan sejuk juga, almaklumlah tepi sungai. Tp view memang cantik, dikelilingi dengan bangunan-bangunan lama.  Sebelum crossing the bridge, kami tangkap2 gambar depan bridge tu. Ada banyak bangunan2 lama, sambil tunggu orang nak ke toilet...





Jom bergambar di jambatan...




 Atas jambatan ni pun ada ramai orang menjual-jual lukisan dan juga barang-barang kraftangan lain. Harga boleh runding. Ada juga pemuzik jalanan. Love locks pon ada....





Pemandangan Sungai Vltava  pon sangat memukau.






Lepas Charles Bridge, kita ke Prague Castle. Perjalanan agak mencabar sebab kena berjalan menaiki bukit... Beberapa pit stops jugakla kena berhenti, ambik nafas dan juga ambik gambar...;)

To be cont in the next post...byeee....!!!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Next Day... Prague Old Town

The next morning, kami breakfast di rumah. Kediaman kami di Prague ni ala2 apartment tempatan...so boleh berangan jadi org Czech...hahhaha... ada dapur juga. Rumahnya sangat besar. Tapi hiasan agak old school sikit... Ada juga hostel style, di tingkat bawah di mana ada bilik2 dan shared toilet. Memandangkan kami ramai, kami dpat satu apartment besar dan private toilet... Member2 kami yang di bawah pon kami bawa naik atas... Rasanya hostel ni dipunyai oleh orang persendirian. Bapanya kerek sket tp anaknya sangat baik....;) After a good night sleep and filling breakfast, dah rejuvenate...so, boleh dah jalan2 pusing Prague. Prague ni personally, saya rasa memang sangat lawa city nya, esp the old town. The reason why i chose Rosemary Hostel besides the cheap price, was the location. Walking distance to the HBF and also walking distance to the old town. Nanti kita buat separate post pasal hostel ni ya...

Pagi tu, kami ramai2 jalan p Old Town. hajat hati nak join free walking tour. Rupanya, if u r in a group of more than 10, they will charge 10 euros per pax... hmmm.. xmo lah... lari bajet nanti... let me be the tour guide for the walking tour...heheheh...  Berikut merupakan antara gmbr3 yg ditangkap on the way nk ke old city. X puas tekan phone, every angle was beautiful.

The buildings

Signposts

X tau la icon apakah ini?


On the way ke old town, kami singgah money changer skejap sbb x ada duit chezk koruna.  Lps to continue journey. X lama pon dlm 10 minutes mcm tu...












Cantik kan bangunan2 di Prague? So, bila sampai,  we roamed at the Old Town Square... selfie2 and wefie2... menikmati keindahan old town square and the famous Astronomical clock. Menurut myth nya, pencipta Astronomical clock ni telah di butakan matanya oleh raja sebab raja x nak pembuat jam tu membuat jam yang sama ditempat lain. Kesian kan...? Kejam betul! u can read the story here...


The famous astronomical clock.
Under restoration nampaknya...


Based on the legend Master Hanuš was chosen by the councillors of Prague to construct a unique time measuring device at Staroměstská radnice that would have many other functions besides measuring time. Hanuš did what he had promised. After he had introduced his perfect machine to the councillors they got scared. They wanted the machine to stay unique and they worried that the clockmaker could make a similar machine for another town. So they were thinking how to get rid of him. One night a group of people broke into the master´s house and they blinded him with a piece of iron. Hanuš knew very well who was behind that and therefore he asked one of his pupils to accompany him to the very heart of the astronomical clock. The pupil did what he was told and Hanuš, despite his blindness, stopped the clockwork. Based on the legend it took more than a century before the astronomical clock was in operation again.
(taken from: http://www.praguecityline.com/prague-monuments/legends-of-the-old-town-astronomical-clock)

Kami juga sempat memborong FM dkt seorang peniaga jalanan ni... laku betol FM Astronomical clocknya...

Murah btl rezeki mat ni hari ni... Ada dekat 30 ketul, x pon lebih mereka borong.... Lepas ni blh balik tido dah dia...
dah capai target sale. Rata2 FM bermulad ari harga 2 euro.

Muka ada sinyum...;)

Lepas belik FM, kami jalan lagi.... dkt area ni banyak betul souvenir shops. U enter one shop and u buy.. then u enter another shop, the price is cheaper. u buy some more.... then u walk, u find another shop, cheaper than the 2nd shop, beli lagi... jln lagi, jumpa souvenir shop, selling cheaper than the 3rd shop...exactly the same items... And the list goes on.... #naya

Di kala semua sedang bz membeli dan membelah, kami tangkap
gambarlah dengan owner kedai..
Another souvenir shop. Ini yang ke 10 ke berapa ntah yang kami
dah jumpa.


Cantik x?

Canabis yag dikomersial kan... ada lolipop, ada cookies, ada
shampoo dan macam2 lah..hahaha... mcm di Ams la...

Yang ini mampu tengok aja ya... Bohemian crystal glassware.. ni memang banyak di sini...
Khabarnya murah dari di tempat lain...murah2 dia pon...still x mampu...hehehhe...

Kat sini kami belik food just like Trudle in Budapest..tapi namanya lain sikit. Trdelnik ke ape ntah... Cheaper and tastier. Ada bnyk flavor but i bought the cinnamon chocolate coated. Bila sorang dah belik, maka akan adalah lagi pengikut2nya... akhirnya, semua pon belik....ahaks! Simple ingredients, only flour and sugar.

This is one of the shops.. Plenty of trdld kiosks all over Prague city. 

Perot kinyang, muka ada sinyum...

Kami juga singgah HRC Prague..belik t-shirts. Aina borong sakan...banyak order katanya...






Inside HRC
Lepas HRC Prague, kami teruskan perjalanan ke Charles Bridge.

Strolling along the paved alley. Felt like we were back in time.

One of the many local restaurants.

Tram

This way to the bridge and castle. 

TO BE CONTINUED :)

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