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Travel Blogs from Karlovy Vary
... like the shops here have , from the jewellery to the amazing clocks ,
On sale one of these grandfather clocks covered in gold was on sale 50% off for €22000.
The he shops were quiet as the Russians haven't come on holiday .
Oh oh the beer the best ! Pilsner was invented here and is sooooo good . Good food David loved the pig shanks , the special Czech duck and dumpling . Me I am trying to keep to salad so I don't look like a dumpling .
I am writing this from my stateroom, finally on our river boat! Let me tell you how we got here.
We left Prague at 8:30 this morning. We rode about 2 hours on a bus to Karlovy Vary, a spa town in the Czech Republic. This town is known for it's mineral water and people often go there to rest and recover from illness. The water is said to have healing properties. There are beautiful lixury hotels and fancy restaurants and shops. Every shop had ...
... skills and who taught us about Czech food & culture. And who additionally served as great translators. The trip finished off with a visit to a town on the way home for lunch. The town square was eerily deserted on a Sunday afternoon, however we did manage to find a nice pizza and pasta place for lunch to finish off what was a great weekend escaping the city and enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings of Bohemia.
So I went to Karlovy Vary, a town 2 hours away north west from Prague, with an organized tour from our university.
They said it was a Spa-Town. So what did I bring logicly?! Yes, I brought my bathing suit...
Freaking town with hot springs is not at all what I imagined. They have these water fountains that serve hot water from the springs for all to drink, enjoy and be cured of whatever illness you have.
Tasted like **** in my opinion.
So I ...
Weitersglashütte - Staudamm - Carlsfeld - Eibenstock
22km net in 4h08
up 1234m, down 1455m
this area became victim to the winter gale "Lothar", however it didn't make the rangers rethink that a multigenerational and more biodiverse forest may have prevented a total ...