Hotel U Zvonu
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... you wander around a series of displays depicting life in communist Czech Republic. After visiting an interrogation room guests sit and watch a movie with footage of the 1968 protests and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. It was very moving footage. The video also touches on agriculture under the Russians, and the fact that they added so much poison the food that life spans dramatically dropped.
After lunch we walked back ...
... had been done, I sat back in the sun and relaxed.
We took our time to pack up everything and
then got in the car for the relaxed drive to Plzen - this time all via the back
roads, and most of the time doing only 70-80km/h allowing us to take it all in.
Cruising into Plzen at about 2pm we met with our Air BnB host and he gave us an
amazing run down of the city, don't think we could have really found a better
person to give us ...
The main, and really only reason for our visit to Pilsen (or Plzen) was … you guessed it …. for beer!!! Apart from the beer, Pilsen has a nice old town, and is the European Capital of Culture for 2015. It is also on the Lonely Planet’s top 10 places to visit in Europe for 2014, so it has to
have something going for it!!!
There is a nice main square (Republic Square) which has the obligatory big old church, ...
... had to eat first. We found a little pub and popped in, the weather was becoming fierce outside; wind, and very dark skies.
What a wonderful surprise; the restaurant served gluten free food, nearly everything on the menu could be made gluten free. This had been a problem in Prague, there were very few selections so this was so very welcome. I had a meal called Tavern Potatoes; consisting of fried potato slices, a cream sauce with ham and broccoli over the ...
... down the road. This second bank told us that for the last four months Czech banks have not been allowed to change currency. I ended up using our debit card in an ATM, not a cheap option but sweetened a little as it helped me secure a discount on the scooter, which I've as yet to try out. Come this evening and we will somewhat sadly have left Cz. We think it's a lovely country - beautiful countryside and pleasant, friendly people. Indeed, should ...