Travel Blogs from Cheb
One of the biggest disappointments in my traveling history. Eventually nothing much to see ... besides the black tower, some ruins, okay old town and German tourists. Some text about the visit at Traveler Willem.
I am writing this from my stateroom, finally on our river boat! Let me tell you how we got here.
We left Prague at 8:30 this morning. We rode about 2 hours on a bus to Karlovy Vary, a spa town in the Czech Republic. This town is known for it's mineral water and people often go there to rest and recover from illness. The water is said to have healing properties. There are beautiful lixury hotels and fancy restaurants and shops. Every shop had ...
... a state of disrepair after neglect through the communist years and after a couple of fires, as well as providing insight into how it has become the site for one of the most popular volunteer opportunities in Europe. We then did four hours work which mainly consisted of throwing bricks and rocks down a hill to a road, clearing space so that they could begin to build an access road to another side of the castle. The castle ...
... re a bit lost). We finally arrive and visit it. I liked it very much,because they were some kind of "natural paintings" inside the cave which I found fascinating. We go to eat something afterwards and then we take the bus and go back to Bamberg. I think my exchange partner didn't enjoy the trip as much as I did, but he says he prefer the trip rather than doing ...
... all day ;-)
But to be fair the town was a magnificient little czech beauty with its picturesque buldings painted red/ yellow/ green and pink. Beautiful architecture really.
We at least started the tour with good old Becherovka brewerie tour which included 3 morning shots to wake us up. That was rough haha!
In the end we ended up sitting in a park bathing in sun, enjoying the +10 degrees and drinking good cheap czech brews.
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Hvezda Cheb
Practically non-existent customer service (in German and Czech only, as it seemed), dirty old rooms where our group had to begin with butchering a number or mosquitoes, spiders and other bugs. Toilet broken and the customer service 'doesn't understand you'. Apparently they didn't really have better rooms (available). Well, at least the location was good. PS: Be warned about the hotel restaurant. One of our group had a few nasty surprises. On the other hand one got excellent stuff. Nontheless, if you must order beer, accept bottled only.
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