Hotel Zavis z Falenstejna
Travel Blogs from Hluboka nad Vltavou
... bend was the spot for another company. There are many rafting companies, so we just paddled on looking for the company name we'd been told to look out for. We'd been told that we "couldn't miss it" - but that's exactly what we did, we missed it. And the river was flowing fast enough that it wasn't possible to paddle back. We looked for another spot to pull the raft up, but our rafting company had the final spot and the next thing we knew we were surrounded by trees and leaving ...
... Jesuit buildings in Krumlov which have all been converted to public buildings except for the old Jesuit brewery that they managed to burn down 3 times and isn't quite as original.
Then onto St Vitus Church where she took us inside. She showed us a piece of the old remaining city wall and the river. There seemed to be a problem as both towns on either side of the river were producing beer but one side produced a barley beer and the other a wheat beer. Of ...
... we arrived at the Czech border, and you can see this on the photo, the road changed from being reasonably good quality black tarmac to old grey cracked concrete. Immediately the sides of the road featured fruit sellers with rickety carts, people walking around with no shirts on, and soviet era buildings. I expected there to be a difference between the Western Europe countries and the old Eastern Bloc countries, but with the Czech Republic having been in the European Union ...
... or house’s that rent out rooms short term. Next door to Diletante’s was the house of an old Czech Couple who didn’t speak a lick on English. After about 10 mintues of me pointing to my watch, my mouth and my wallet I was saved by a Belgian guy who was currently in the room with his wife and daughter and was able to interpret in German for me.
Later that day we were joined by Jaime from England and Brett from ...
... true, most castles have moats... this one had a bear moat just to be special!
That evening was our first attempt at real Czech cuisine. Half a duck each, a mountain of sauerkraut and potato dummplings, urghhhhhhh.
After a long sleep in which took us almost to the next afternoon, we headed back to the castle to see if there was any change, as we'd read that most things here are closed on Mondays. Indeed there was change... twice as ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services