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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 ...
We started the day collecting Fiona from her hotel. W had to make a detour as there was a May Day parade on in the city.
We drove to a castle they wanted to see then went on a brilliant drive through beautiful countryside with vast meadows of dandelions,woods of Christmas trees and big farm houses.
To cross the Danube river we had to go on a ferry.We went into a new country, the Czech republic. ...
... latched onto a late nineteenth pseudoscientific thread which investigated the notion of how "selective breeding" can improve the quality of humanity. There is a wealth of literature on display showing the intellectual development of what came to be known as eugenics. Which is where the Old Edwardian comes in. Francis Galton was the founding father of the whole eugenic movement, so he can probably be credited with getting the ball rolling on the road to Nazi mass murder. And it all ...
Schloss Schloss Schloss! That's what the inside of Bigwig sounds like when we drive around the Czech republic. Bavaria put us onto the word 'schloss’ which essentially means castle. And now Jena is weathering the chant that comes whenever a cool castle is in eyeshot.
This schloss just out of Prague was called Karlstejn. Can you pronounce that? We wound up paying for parking again which is totally against our ...