Despite having gone to bed at an insane hour, I got up a little around 7:15 to start packing, take a shower, and figure out where we were off to next. To my vast displeasure however, the hot water heater had apparently broken over night...which explained also why it was freezing in there once the covers were off.
In light of this discovery I made a futile attempt to go back to sleep, but instead ended up bustling around and picking up as origianally planned. When Pasquale came the door at 9, he was none to pleased to hear about the water situation and luckily was able to fix it while we ate breakfast. Clamity avoided, once again. I have to say that although we had some hiccups in our stay with Arcadia, the service and hospitality far outwayed the bad, and I would highly recommend staying with them. This property is one of three that they own, two of which on the the same street in Old Town, on opposite ends of the block, and the other is a little farther out, but within walking distance to everything.
After breakfast, we finished packing and got out of there, back down to the subway and back to the main train station. Since we had been there before, it wasn't as confusing of an experience as Berlin, but it was still a little unclear as to which platform we should be on and there wasn't anywhere to find a timetable. Thankfully, when we met with Pasquale to checkout at the office, he had printed out the afternoon times, given us metro passes for the subway and as a sweet little parting gift, gave us some fancy pants chocolates.
Armed with at least a timeframe, we knew that we would be okay in not missing the train as we had a good hour to figure out where to get on. I being the savvy traveller figured out where we needed to be and we waited for the train in anticipation of the next leg of our trip.
So, highlights of Prague were as follows::
Excellent location, hospitality & service at Arcadia Old Town
Amazing architecture and culture
Best Meal EVER - Svíčková
Fantastic night out at the fancy Restaurace u Supa
annnd the super friendly guy that sat next to us at lunch.
Panayotis Kalantzopoulos - Summertime in Prague
Next stop, Vienna.