Travel Blogs from Tabor
We love this resort so much that we decided to stay another day and night. The photos of Pocatky were taken from a 16th. century bell tower. We were inside at 12 noon but the bells didn't ring. Thank goodness.
Photo of the time keeper's "nest" are included.
We both had massages today.
Left our Prague apartment this morning and drove to this fitness resort. Foot massage for 2 (that's people not feet) at 6 PM. Horseback riding at 10 AM, full body massage at 2 and Jacuzzi at 7:30 tomorrow. We should really be relaxed by Tuesday!!
Great weather, great time.
D & B
Our last travel day (not including tomorrow's long flight home) began at 8:30 after breakfast at the hotel in Prague.
Not too much to report here.
We stopped for a break at the town of Tabor, Czech Republic, where we had about 45 minutes to stretch our legs and grab a coffee. Our last chance to get rid of our Czech Crowns (Money).
From there we completed our trip back to Vienna, Austria, with a stop for lunch along the way.
Jan Hus, was another great figure in history here - he was a priest reformer in the late 1300s. Fighting a Corrupt church, high taxes, hierarchy, Have you heard about the Chalice Warriors, or Hussars - that was him. The church wasn't happy about these ideas and they burnt him at the stake. All the Hussites were killed by Catholic Austrian Hapsburg dynasty. We went down country roads ...
... his lifetime, he killed over a quarter of a million animals, little and large, and most of them are stuck on the walls of Konopiste, preserved thanks to quality taxidermy, and dated and located. There are corridors bristling with huge antlers, making for a rather scratchy and oppressive atmosphere. Virtually every wall is festooned with these macabre trophies, made all the weirder because of their profusion. There are foxes and badgers and turkeys and owls and bison and bears ...