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... bought our tickets, and then saw we were about a minute too late for the train.
Since the next train was an hour later, we wandered the station for a little and used the free wifi. Finally, it was train time.
The train car was roomy ...
... br> contains masses of human bones which were exhumed from the cemetery.
I've added a short explanation about the history of this place and how it came
to be filled with bones.
In 1278 the abbot of the monastery in Sedlec, was sent to the Holy Land
by King Otakar the 2nd of Bohemia. He returned with a small amount of
earth and sprinkled it over the abbey cemetery.
Following this the ...
... of polar opposites. Some areas are well-kept and historic, and some areas are quite run-down and farm-like.
We had to cross the train tracks to get on our train (maybe there was only one train in town?), and then got off on the other side of town. We walked to the infamous bone chapel, Sedlec Ossuary. It was eerie and equally fascinating inside. Joanna played 'identify the bone’ to stop herself from being creeped out. The church became famous when a 13th ...
... a couple of trains to Kutna Hora. Arrived in the dark at the very flash Hotel Medinek. It seemed we were the only people in the town it was dead quiet.
Walked round the old town (never saw anyone else) and had a drink at an amazing (empty) pub in a basement, set up like a dungeon. It was a fantastic setup with medieval things decorating the ...
... middle. Apparently they had been the bodies of soldiers, warriors from one of the first great wars and there were many skulls with injuries sustained by having heads blown in etc to show for this.
We then stopped and had some lunch which was great – we were all still recovering a little from last night, so I had some soup, and the boys had some other stodgy food to make us all feel a little better. We also had some caffeine, which helped a lot! We then went to ...