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<b>Day 13</b> An 8am start this morning for our 284km ride today. Once again we had a cold and wet day to ride in. Todays destination is Olomouc which according to legend is one of Moravia's oldest towns and was founded by `Julius Ceasar. In fact it did not come into existence until the 7th century, when it was a major centre. ``in 1063 it was made a bishopric and in 1187 the capital of `Moravia. It;s university was founded in 1573. From 1655 the town became ...
... was a massive stage with live music being played. There is apparently some kind of mini festival taking place at the moment and it was just so lovely to stand about laughing with our new friends and taking it all in, I just couldn't stop smiling! Later in the evening we all went out for a meal together which was really great, I enjoyed every moment of it - well other than being harassed by the expectationally rowdy locals but that was all part of the ...
... walking for around an hour and a half, going in to the many churches to look around them, and seeing all the many fountains, and then making it back to the square, we were left to do some exploration of our own. One of the churches in particular had the most spectacular ceiling, and beautiful art work all around it. Upon exploring on our own, Emma and I, of course, headed by for the first ice crem shop we could find, as it was roasting hot! It was so ...
... the staff somewhat exasperated, but in the end I think we got what we needed for a good Easter celebration breakfast.
Returning to the apartment, dad was asleep again (he was out most of the day), while the boys were hungry. We made spaghetti, played space beans, and then colored Easter eggs before going to bed. Dad woke up just before I went to bed, finally starting to look a little better, but didn't stay awake long. Tomorrow, we explore Prague.
... who was tortured on that site when it was the city prison. Built in 1672-73 and reconstructed in 1909-12, it was across the street from out hotel. The next stop was St. Michael's church, with its drab exterior but beautiful interior and domed ceilings then down to the Town Hall to the Astronomical Clock which chimes at noon daily. Now we missed seeing the Astronomical Clock in action in Prague, so we wanted the experience here.
The Clock began sometime around 1519, but it ...
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