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... remember the Cesky Krumlov photos. When we were her 20 years ago, NO ONE around the square spoke ONE word of English. Now it's a real tourist destination.
Castle tour tomorrow and graphite mine tour on Friday. Rain expected both days for both days.
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OAT prides themselves on learning and discovery ,experiences and today did not disappoint. Our first stop was a medieval monastery near the town. The Gothic buildings were massive, dating back to the 14th century. While the monks took vows of labor and poverty, their was nothing shabby about their home. Today we got to go into the buildings. Most notable were the library, ...
... as we continued south. By the time we arrived, we were all optimistic that our rafting excursion would proceed under beautifully sunny skies. We were wrong. As our raft was placed in the lazy river, ominous storm clouds appeared over our shoulders that would track us the entire way downstream. Not overly concerned at first, we leisurely proceeded with a beer in one hand and a paddle in the other that was used for little more than the occasional need to steer. Every half-mile or so, ...
... s what I call vacations!
And then, later, I went to a shisha and tea lounge where I went into this tiny little room where you were allowed to smoke shisha, so I ordered one with a tea tasting on the side. It was really relaxing, UNTIL a freaking couple came in, sat diagonally from me, ordered tea and then proceded to KISS awkwardly for a good 45 minutes making super annoying kissing noises in this tiny little room. I told them to get a room. (not really)
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... with the majority of the ethnic Vietnamese living in Prague.
With this new information and a slightly altered view of the countryside, we continue towards our destination. The gentle road takes us along the Vitava River. The gold and rust colours of Autumn along this winding river bring their own kind of beauty. As we listen to classical music from this part of Bohemia we see a fly fisherman quietly casting in the ...