Today we had an 8am departure from the hotel. Our destination today was Prague capital of Czech Republic. On the way to Prague we stopped at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, we only had one hour here. This was far to short. You could easily spend half a day or more here. With our short time all we could do is skim the place. Quickly walk through and take in as much as you can. We did see some of the doorm rooms and some of the cells. The main place I wanted to see was the gas chamber. This was the last place we looked at. It was downstairs below the museum. The room was very small and I was surprised at how small this one was.
However many died in the very room. We also saw two of the crematoriums and one of the original ovens still exists. Sad to think how many people were cooked inside the very walls. In the book of names of people who gassed Rhian fround three Rzepecki’s. Photo attached below.
After the visit to the concentration camp we got back on the bus and drove for another hour or so before stopping at Tesco for lunch. Tesco is the equivlant of Bunnings , Woolworths, Toys R Us, Harvey Norman all in one place. What ever you wanted you could get here.
After lunch it was direct to Prague. We arrived in Prague around 4pm. We had a couple hours to relax before needing to meet downstairs. Around 6pm we meet downstairs in the lobby. As a group we caught the tram from outside the hotel into the city. We had a walking tour lead by our tour guide. We were shown the sites of Prague but I don’t know the names of the places.
After the walking tour we had dinner as a local restraunt. We were located right at the back of the restraunt. The menu was set it conisited of twiggy sticks with a little ribbon of pastry with a slice of cucumber and tomato. Main was weird, it was veal with this weird fruit/nut bread that tasted plain (it was a dough conistancy, soft)and gravy lots of it. There was a slice of lemon, on top was strawberry jam and on top of that was cream. It was strange on the plate but was nice on the bread. The bonus we did receive a free stein of beer on arrival. Rhian didn’t want hers so I got extra one. After dinner Rhian and I caught the tram back to the hotel with a small group of people from our group.