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... for the beer history (and other history) of Plzen.
After Michael had given us a great run down on the city, we headed off.
First stop was the Brewery for Pilsner
Urquell, one of two massive industrial facilities in Plzen, the other being the
Skoda factory that used to make weapons and now makes trains (some links to the
cars, but only in name - Mr Skoda started the factory, but never made a car).
... a bit over the heavy Czech food, so we tried a Mexican restaurant, which turned out to be really good!
The next day we took it easy in the morning, and after a healthy salad for lunch sitting in the park, and another walk along the lovely stream in town, headed for the big gates of the
Pilsner Urquell brewery. We joined a tour which was a bit overcommercialised and pretty standard as far as brewery tours go, but it ...
... 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 ...
... Croatian Lipas, 2 Hungarian Fillers (no longer in use), 10 Romanian lei
# of times we did laundry: 3
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 12
# of holes in Amberīs sneakers: 3
Next stop: Berlin, Germany
... chance of understanding spoken words but the rest of us (for the most part) understood the story line through wonderful acting. And, it was probably the best seat I’ve ever sat in a theater- box seats next to the stage!
We will greatly miss our friends and guides (the legendary Thomas, the outSTANding Standa, and the beautiful Martinka), the beautiful buildings and culture of Pilzen! -Tricia