08 September 2006

Getting About In Prague

Imagine the following was London not Prague.

1. I left work in south-west Prague at just after 7pm. I drove my five mile journey home crossing the river running through the city. I got to home which is about a mile south of the city centre, had a quick chat about my day with my gf and checked my mail and my blog quickly. I got changed into casual clothes and my mate came around. I'd arranged with helping him move house.
2. I drove him round to his ex-girlfriend's place in south Prague and whilst he went up to her third floor flat to collect his stuff I went to the nearest petrol station, filled up and got a bottle of alcohol for a house visit later.
3. Then I picked him up and we set out for his new address - an east Prague flat. I was a bit unfamiliar with the route and got a bit lost at first, but not too badly. I parked up and helped him get all his luggage into his apartment block.
4. I then set out for home again. I seemed to get stuck at all the traffic lights which was fairly frustrating.
5. I picked up my gf from home and we set out to our friends in north-west Prague. In west Prague we managed to miss a crucial turn due to rubbish signing - my excuse and I'm sticking to it, but we went via the Castle instead and got to my mates' apartment in good time for snacks and drinks - 9.15.

If I had the same scenario in London when do you think I'd have completed the journey?

2 comments:

Ellee said...

What, no road works, honking horns or road rage?

Praguetory said...

The problems of driving in Prague are in order of importance
- avoiding trams (if they have priority they ain't stopping)
- unexpected one way systems
- poor road markings at junctions so unclear priority etc
- Schumacher wannabes
So make sure that you're already accomplished with left hand drive before going on a Prague city mission