You don't know what you're going to see in the bathrooms in the mornings...especially in a mixed 16 bed dorm!
To-day it was the cleaner girl. She is an amazing employee...
She was with this hostel company last time I was over here and she runs rings around any worker I've seen anywhere!
She anticipates and just does stuff that needs doing without making a song and dance about it...it just gets done!
Hence we now have a new light bulb in our loo!
Then, this afternoon I went to the Music and Musical Clock museum finally...It was open without other shows on, preventing me from getting where I needed to go.
These two here, plus another one I couldn't get the picture of, are fantastic.
They have little clockwork spring mechanisms in their torso and have from 3,000 to 7,000 moving parts.
These two are a 3 yr old child writer and 3 yr old child sketcher and are just under 3 feet high.
The writer moves his body, his face and eyes and moves his his pen and dips it in the inkwell, shakes excess ink off and writes, his eyes following his writing and the writing is legible.
The other one draws and looks up etc etc and his sketch is a real one too.
The third one that I could not photograph was a girl at the piano...Awesome, she played, tapped her foot and so on.
The whole display of those really big and old music type boxes and pianolas was amazing to see and hear.
The attendants pop special coins in them and they play beautiful music for the museum paying customers...like me.
You could easily imagine Coney Island set amongst all these instruments from days gone by...ALW had his guys do the research well indeed.
Will leave the river cruise until the summer months and then all I have to do is have a Pork knuckle for dinner tomorrow night and then climb the mountain/hill behind us here to view the city on Wednesday...if it stops snowing and clears up a bit to see anything, that is!
Weather...Minus 6C and snowing steadily all day, but it's not cold...no wind makes such a difference.
Dorm buddies...The Aussie guy and Pommie girl are still here...still sick with that wog...2 new Canadian girls came, 2 new French girls, one girl from USA, teaching in Turkey and another girl from somewhere...she has slept all day, so no one has seen her yet! They all come in from lunch time to midnight.
It's about 7.30pm as I write this on Monday.
Spend to-day...120cz on the Museum, 250cz on my "strudel and grog" splurge, 11cz for some fruit, plus 350cz for 2 loads of washing yesterday and the day before(all my jeans, jumpers and blacks) 500cz on 3 nights accom here for the next 3 nights.=1231cz = Just on $61.50 for all of that.
Will be going out with Petr for dinner tomorrow night and that should use up the rest of my Czech money, as I go back to Euros from Thursday in Vienna.
Have booked 7 nights at the Hutteldorf in Vienna again...it's $13 with breakfast and free wifi.
It's almost double the price here, but I like it. No drunks etc, they have a great Spar supermarket down the road...and it is Vienna!
I know how to get there in the dark, so I don't feel like trying a new hostel just now. Their breakfast is good...awesome yoghurt, and boiled eggs, so I'm happy...plus they supply fresh apples all day.
Gotta drag myself this next step, reluctantly away from Prague...
All done now...'nite