28.05.2016 - 29.05.2016 22 °C
We had our things packed in pretty good time as we both still wanted to check out the remaining Faberge eggs which we could find in the Faberge museum. With time of the essence we requested an Uber using the hostel's WiFi and by the time the second guy found us I was thinking it may have been quicker to have just walked. We purchased our tickets, donned our shoe covers and headed up the stairs of the Faberge museum to find out everything we could about the Faberge eggs. Here are a couple of our favourites.
Once our mission was complete, having no internet and taxi drivers not interested in such a short fare we walked at a brisk pace back to our hostel to get packed up and call a taxi. While we were waiting for the airport taxi I headed down to the local grocery store which was also found below the pavement in a building approximately 50 square metres in size. I raced round and grabbed the items essential for an all round brunch. I grabbed a bag of sausage flavoured chips, a bag of spring onion chips and a bottle of water and coke. I figure that as the chips were sausage flavoured it was a bit like bangers and mash in a bag... just crunchier! We finished this off with spring onion chips which were the second vegetable component of our brunch.
We arrived at the airport in record time as the taxi driver was on a pre-arranged rate and wanted to get back to the city. Thankfully leaving Russia was a lot easier for Louise than it was arriving. We headed upstairs to Burger King and when I saw the menu board I began to grin. After waiting in line for ages I bought a cup of beer and chicken wings for lunch and Louise got a 6 pack of nuggets, fries and an iced tea. Knowing that the beer came from Burger King made it that much more enjoyable!!! :-)
We boarded our Czech airlines plane which reminded me of a Jetstar airline and set off to Prague. It was pretty smooth until our descent which was a bit like a basket ball in a pro league game and we could see fork lightning in the distance. When we landed, the plane erupted with applause. As we went through customs we heard that other flights were being delayed due to the impending thunderstorm. With free airport WiFi I requested an Uber and moments later we were picked up in a new classy black Merc with full leather interior which was pretty awesome!
With our bags offloaded in our room we headed down to the old town square for a look see. We decided on Italian and grabbed some really nice Italian red wine, a tasting platter and two pastas which we ended up eating on Sunday night as the tasting platter was a mite bigger than we had expected. The tasting platter consisted of prosciutto and two other salamis, cheese, olives, caper berries, grilled zucchini and grilled capsicum.