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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. ...
... and the tour takes us into that part of the castle where the killing process happened. Very little physical space is needed to process the people: it is simple and efficient: there is an undressing room, a gas chamber, a "technical room" which administered the carbon monoxide gas, a morgue and a crematorium room. You can see the remnants of the pipe work which delivered the gas: it looks like an innocuous piece of domestic plumbing.
These appalling rooms are presented without ...
Pronounced Cheské Boudyovitzé, this town seemed like a good destination for me because it hosted a brewerie, and I've always been a good fan of seeing how beer is made and then getting a few samplers. However, I arrived extra late in town because I was hungover from the nation2nation party on tuesday, so I didnt do much when I got there. The next morning, I wandered the streets ...