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long, the Synagogue managed to remain intact, and is now in a wonderful
condition, and provides an amazing view to what the community built over 120
We wandered back through the square and off
to Groll, a microbrewery that had been built on the northern edge of the city,
where we happened to run into Michael again. A few more beers (wine for Emma)
and discussions with him and his friends ...
The main, and really only reason for our visit to Pilsen (or Plzen) was … you guessed it …. for beer!!! Apart from the beer, Pilsen has a nice old town, and is the European Capital of Culture for 2015. It is also on the Lonely Planet’s top 10 places to visit in Europe for 2014, so it has to
have something going for it!!!
There is a nice main square (Republic Square) which has the obligatory big old church, ...
... had to eat first. We found a little pub and popped in, the weather was becoming fierce outside; wind, and very dark skies.
What a wonderful surprise; the restaurant served gluten free food, nearly everything on the menu could be made gluten free. This had been a problem in Prague, there were very few selections so this was so very welcome. I had a meal called Tavern Potatoes; consisting of fried potato slices, a cream sauce with ham and broccoli over the ...
Winding their way around wells and waste pits, we discovered pottery and artefacts from the people of the towns past, preserved catapult shots and the water tower wheel - reconstructed to a pattern found in the 1800’s.
After 50 minutes of wandering through the 10 degree low and windy tunnels, we were back in the warmth above ground and headed to a local beer garden for lunch. With another delicious pilsner to accompany it, we enjoyed burger and ...
... non-English speakers. We learned a lot but were extremely glad when it was over. Right now we only have two people whom we tutor: a 40 yr old woman and her 6-year-old son. They are really quite nice. They live south of town and we get there on the metro and bus. It takes about 40 minutes. The public transport here is fantastic and cheap. We have three-month passes that are good on trams, busses, and the metro anywhere they run in the area. The cost was $41 for each of us. ...