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This is a beautiful Spa town . The hotels are spectacular , perched on cliffs .painted in beautiful colours Most were built 1880 when taking the waters was popular , but has been a spa town for hundreds of years .
There are many fountains of hot water for people to drink . They recommend that you use a teapot shaped cup to sip the water as you walk slowly .
They eh all looked silly , but the cup vendors happy .
there is a river flowing ...
I am writing this from my stateroom, finally on our river boat! Let me tell you how we got here.
We left Prague at 8:30 this morning. We rode about 2 hours on a bus to Karlovy Vary, a spa town in the Czech Republic. This town is known for it's mineral water and people often go there to rest and recover from illness. The water is said to have healing properties. There are beautiful lixury hotels and fancy restaurants and shops. Every shop had ...
... under repair now for seven years, and has a finishing deadline of 1172. It was a unique project where the importance was on the volunteer experience and relationships rather than any profit motive. There was no rush, which was nice.
In the afternoon we were given a brilliant tour around the local forest by Libor, another person involved with the castle project. We visited an abandoned three hundred year old ...
... re a bit lost). We finally arrive and visit it. I liked it very much,because they were some kind of "natural paintings" inside the cave which I found fascinating. We go to eat something afterwards and then we take the bus and go back to Bamberg. I think my exchange partner didn't enjoy the trip as much as I did, but he says he prefer the trip rather than doing ...
... all day ;-)
But to be fair the town was a magnificient little czech beauty with its picturesque buldings painted red/ yellow/ green and pink. Beautiful architecture really.
We at least started the tour with good old Becherovka brewerie tour which included 3 morning shots to wake us up. That was rough haha!
In the end we ended up sitting in a park bathing in sun, enjoying the +10 degrees and drinking good cheap czech brews.