Its only taken about 3 days of trying to upload over very shitty internet connections in Kosovo, leaving my laptop running every night, but we finally have Chapter Two of our monthly videos up :)
Check it out here or in the videos tab above :)
Our month in Prague has sadly come to an end, finishing with an amazing weekend with everyone over to celebrate our wedding. I can't say I ever imagined that one day I'd be getting married on Charles Bridge in the centre of Prague!
It was pretty surreal being 'that couple' on the bridge, with all the tourists pulling out ther iPads and phones to take photos of us while Nik and Jacinta tried to keep them at bay. I must say Nik was definitely in his element with the control over the tourist; when the camera was in his hand they moved, waited and walked to his every command!
Now all the celebrating has finished we've re packed out packs, and are on our way to Vienna and Bratislava. We're already noticing the change in season... The canola fields are almost finished blooming and all the blossoms are gone. Time to bring on summer!
P.P.S. We're now in Katowice at midnight and it's a beautiful, warm, newly built station - there are trains running all night long so people are lounging around. Emma reports in that the paid-for bathrooms are full of things to buy, from toothbrushes to tampons, and the ticket office is still open, as is McDonalds and a coffee chain.
Maybe this adventure isn't so bad after all!
Well, we've been bent over the barrel for this one. We actually searched for ways to get Emma's parents TO Kraków from Prague a few months earlier, and if you believe the first few results on the Internet, you'd be hard pressed to think it's even possible.
But since booking our beloved Polskibus.com back (Kraków to Wroclaw, then another one from Wroclaw to Prague), we have since found two other methods, none of which turned up on rome2rio.com or anywhere online.
One was a flyer at the bus station for Darbus and another le.cz - Leo Express - which we found at the Momotown Hostel. And they look cheap.
So don't believe all of what's online - you can get direct buses between, well, pretty much every city!
(Other options include trains and bus connections, usually to Ostrava, with details offered but not book able on Db.de... But they were all huge pains in the ass and had horrid connections)
In regards to prices, we took mid-week Polski buses from Prague to Wroclaw, then again from Wroclaw to Kraków - both cost 25PLN per person, one way - about £4.50. The buses are super comfortable, have toilets and the wifi works on the Polish side of the border.
P.S. Don't do what we did and only give 45 minutes connection between your buses. We're now having the joy of getting a train to Katowice and then an overnight train to Prague, so we can make our 8.30am appointments in Prague. Our bus was diverted due to highway maintenance. Blarrgh!!!
After a few weeks of packing our lives into boxes and what feels like a very long time planning, talking about routes, visas and what to take with us, we have finally hit the road (or train tracks more specifically). Check out the first of our 'monthly' videos here, and the first of our destinations, Germany, here.
We left pretty laden with luggage, carrying way more than we need for the whole journey, but we plan to shed half that amount before we leave Prague, thank God! Walking around like pack mules carrying 3 bags each is an inspiring way to travel very lightly in the future.
For the moment we are hanging in Prague, decompressing from London and doing the last of our planning for our upcoming wedding. Its so nice to spend some time in this beautiful European city with its winding cobblestone streets, and castles and churches rising up just behind our little apartment.
We have a couple of weeks here until friends and family arrive for the celebration, then we'll head off east toward the Balkans.
EMMA & PETE
We're just two Aussie's who met in London, married in Prague and travelled overland back to Australia.