Hotel Jean De Carro
Travel Blogs from Karlovy Vary
... like the shops here have , from the jewellery to the amazing clocks ,
On sale one of these grandfather clocks covered in gold was on sale 50% off for €22000.
The he shops were quiet as the Russians haven't come on holiday .
Oh oh the beer the best ! Pilsner was invented here and is sooooo good . Good food David loved the pig shanks , the special Czech duck and dumpling . Me I am trying to keep to salad so I don't look like a dumpling .
... absolutely fantastic. They also served complimentary wine and continuously refilled it throughout the meal.
Tonight we will spend the rest of the evening in the lounge meeting more of our fellow passengers. I am definitely the youngest one on the boat- probably by about 20 years. I get the feeling I stand out quite a bit but that doesn't bother me.
Tomorrow is a tour of mid-evil Nuremberg, then at lunch we sail towards Regensberg!
The following day we were told that we would be going horse-riding which was a welcome surprise. Most of us had not ridden horses before so it was a fun experience. We were only walked around at a pleasant pace but it was enjoyable riding around pretending to be Jan Zizka leading the Hussite Army into battle.
It was great to be able to spend a weekend with Czech speakers, who helped us with our very ...
So I went to Karlovy Vary, a town 2 hours away north west from Prague, with an organized tour from our university.
They said it was a Spa-Town. So what did I bring logicly?! Yes, I brought my bathing suit...
Freaking town with hot springs is not at all what I imagined. They have these water fountains that serve hot water from the springs for all to drink, enjoy and be cured of whatever illness you have.
Tasted like **** in my opinion.
So I ...
Probably the most beautiful is the Mill Colonnade in the Neo-Renaissance style. It is 132 meters long, 13 meters wide and has 124 columns. It stretches over five hot springs.
The Hot Spring Colonnade is where you can not only drink the curative waters of the Vridlo (literally "Hot Spring", temperature 73°C/163°F), the best-known of the springs and symbol of Karlovy Vary, but also admire the 14-meter high fountain that ...