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We spent our last morning in Prague climbing a hill. It was slightly colder than yesterday morning but sunny none the less. We made our way across town without getting lost this time. We took possibly the steepest, and at times, the muddiest path up the hill. I swear, I do not know who designed the path up this steep hill, but it had no switchbacks …
... t speak any english so I decided to chance it and walked down to the bus platforms. There was only one bus at the station and it was going to Pilsen. I jumped on and paid the driver.
... is done, and yup, it was cold. After the tour we went to dinner at the brewery restaurant. I had beef filet roasted in Pilsner and sausage. We sat with two gentlemen from Romania - that was very interesting! I slept the whole way back and it was very late when we returned- which is why this post is so late!
Today we are waiting for a bus to take us to Karlovy Vary which is a spa town and the location of the Moser Glass ...
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, ...
... curious to see how other expenses would add up.
On the advice of the guide books, we stopped in at Loket, a small town, known for its medieval castle built around the river bends that fringe the settlement. Somehow we’d managed to time our visit with the annual castle festival, so were treated to stalls of food and crafts and musicians, during our walk.