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 :)

Monday, 9 April 2018

A DAY IN VIENNA (PART 2)

So, we started our journey with our little red bus...lalala... click here for previous post.


Can u see our bus from the glass window?

Just like other European countries, Austrians also like to hang out at
restaurants and coffee shops. As a matter of fact, it was lunch time when i took
the photo.
Our first stop was Natural History Museum, Vienna. Such a big area covered. The building was so beautiful we thought it was a castle.








Let's look at some of the buildings that we managed to capture...

The city Hall aka The Rathaus
The House of Parliament...




Hilton Hotel Vienna Plaza, x mampu nak stay sini....huhuhuhu.... 
We stopped here for a while to take photos. Not sure where this was but it was near the Giant Ferris Wheel and the Madamme Tussaud. It looked like an amusement park area.






Then, we went to the river bank.











The Volkstheater in Vienna was founded in 1889
The bus stopped us at the starting point.

It was nearly 3pm, so we decided to pray first and then had our lunch. I had checked from Google that there is a mosque nearby. The Al-Hidayah Mosque is very easy to locate, just a few steps away from Nestroyplatz metro, perhaps about 200 meters. The metro to Nestroyplatz took us about 10 minutes from Karlsplatz.


In the metro, going to the mosque.

This is the main entrance. The mosque doesn't look
like a mosque, it looks more like a shop lot to me.

Inside: Very simple and clean

Performing prayers
Our journey to Vienna was very short and brief. It was more like an introduction to the city. No chance to go to Hofburg, Schönbrunn Palace  and Belvedere Palace. Perhaps in the future, if I ever go to Vienna again.


Seharian di Vienna, kami pun bertolak ke Prague. Perjalanan ke Prague memakan masa dalam 3 jam lebih, nearly 4 hours. Punyalah penat, memang saya tertidur... sedar2 dah nak sampai Prague. Kawan2 dok bergambar pon, x sedar.. punyalah letih....

Kami naik Railjet ke Prague. Tambang dalam 19 euro rasanya.. seat reservation
tambah 3 euro lagi.
Train ni laju juga dan jarang berhenti. or may be it stopped but i didnt realize coz i was asleep throughout the whole journey.

Saliah n Kak Ana

Ada jualan2 kopi dan jajan2....
Sampai di Prague, hari dah malam. Berpandukan GoogleMap, we walked to our hostel, Rosemary Hostel. Alhamdulillah, senang jumpa hostel. Tapi kami terpaksa kejutkan owner sebab dah pukul 11 malam...

We made it to Prague, alhamdulillah!

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