Queens Castle Hostel
Travel Blogs from Hradec Kralove
... 220 CC. I have no more Czech coins!
Peter gave us a chat about the next few days: two Polish brothers will be picking us up, one very talkative and the other not. We will stop for a photo op of the former border post at Poland and have to order our lunch in Polish in advance. There will be one other morning stop for getting Polish currency before lunch.
The afternoon's detour will be to go to Auschwitz I, a concentration camp, and then Auschwitz II, or ...
So today marks the beginning of the wedding weekend! Hurrah! Having arrived in jihlava last night and only really seeing a bit of the square and the restaurant, everyone was ready to explore today. However, no English speaking guide meant no tour of the city catacombs and a tight schedule saw us eating lunch not long after breakfast and ...
... it made me feel like I wasn't completely traveling alone so thanks for coming along! :)
Things I am looking forward to:
1) my Bed with airconditioning!!!
2) It being illegal for bikes to ride on the sidewalks
3) SUSHI!! mmmmmmm
4) oddly midwestern chivalry!
5) watching the Twins!
6) and of course you guys!
... meant either a transportation slide was nearby, or, better yet, the entrance.
The people in small town Czech Republic are not rich. The two towns I visit may not be good representations of how all are in the Czech Republic, but they are poor and not well kept. The people seem to be less healthy as well, lots of smoking and many amputees roaming the streets. A very sad picture indeed. Buildings are falling apart ...
... over to the point where our driver had to spray liquid alcohol on the glass to try and remove as much ice as he could. I for one had never seen nor thought possible for a windshield to freeze over while driving, let alone see it happen extremely quickly in front of my eyes. Another testament to the sheer Antarctican like coldness was the fact that our van/bus began to show to and creep to a crawl because the engine could not get enough diesel because it was ...