Totally Takes Prague

  • A weekend away from England, a beautiful city and some drinks among friends, what more could you want? Last Friday a portion of the Totally Communications team set off to Stansted Airport, where a plane to the Czech Republic beckoned.

    Let me tell you the story of Totally Does Prague 2015...

    We arrived pretty late but unperturbed we took a mini tour of the area surrounding our apartment - we all immediately realised what a beautiful city we were in. After visiting a few of the most well-known watering holes we eventually returned to the apartment which was in fact only about 10 minutes away from our previous destination. Oh well, the hour’s walk was a chance to stretch our legs, right?

    The next day Reiss, Jay, Lizzie and Nic set off as the rest of us did - with no motive. The day initially entailed stopping for a plateful of energy (in Lizzie’s world this means cheese, cheese and more cheese). They later visited the ice bar which despite the chilliness was a really ‘cool’ experience. Meanwhile Richard and Simon embraced their inner tourists and visited what Si described as ‘the fancy bridge with lots of statues’ (more commonly known as Charles Bridge). Said bridge is of course one of Prague’s most famous attractions, linking the two sides of Prague over the Vltava. Ali and I did a lot of walking, seeing things which one might not usually encounter in London, such as micro-pigs on the main square, bubbles bigger than any human, and a bunch of crazy entertainers!

    Our second night was probably everyone’s favourite evening of the trip as we headed to a karaoke bar which was near enough empty. I think everyone will agree Lizzie and I’s cover of Blink182 shared an uncanny resemblance with the original.

    Sunday was another great day, although the two groups had a very different approach. After strolling around Prague, some of us spent the day on a glow in the dark mini-golf course - not something one gets to do every day. Rich, Si, Tanguy and their fellow comrades went all politico on us and ventured to the Museum of Communism. Rich then decided he’d gone too long in a new country without investing his hard-earned cash in their team’s football shirts (you’ll understand he is an avid collector). He knew precisely which one he wanted thanks to this very, err 'famous' song that he showed us... 

    Hours of searching for this shirt proved fruitless.

    Monday came quicker than any of us had hoped, and it was obvious our trip had begun to take its toll. Rich and Si’s determined search for the shirt continued. After two miles of walking in the wrong direction a very kind local pointed out the shop where they were looking for was right where they'd started...and at last Rich was rewarded.

    For the rest of us, our last day was punctuated with a segway tour, which Ali didn’t quite master (the tour guide was certainly baffled at his ‘dismounting’).

    Sadly it was time we all headed home, and I think it's safe to say this was a holiday we'll never forget. It was a beautiful city, where we were surrounded by great friends and never a dull moment.

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