Travel Blogs from Karlovy Vary
... Vary is its strong Russian influence. It is a favorite tourist destination for people from Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet Union republics. Plus, many Russian businessmen opened their stores and other establishments here. The town even has a Russian village where street signs are bilingual. In fact the Russian presence can be seen on almost every main street in downtown Karlovy Vary, where even hair salons, post offices, hardware stores etc. have signs in four ...
9 July 2013
I still have to write some previous pages but meanwhile in short, an update.
Visiting friends;…old friends/ old old friends/young old friends / family members etc has been my main activity during the last few days and provided me with pleasant/ funny/ emotional/ educational/ interesting times (take your pick of any combination) Last night I arrived home late and went to bed at ...
We slept well - the hotel is very quiet, backs onto a mountain park, and has very good double glazing. This morning we hired bikes from the hotel and rode up one of the roads heading up over the hills so that we could look down on the town. No motor on my bike - yikes! I had to ride up the hill under my own steam. Needless to say, I was quite a bit slower than Garth, but we still managed to enjoy the ride. Garth even went ...
... we had to sample the healing mineral water, as there were 13 different springs all at different temperatures with different mineralities and flavours. We purchased our first souvenirs here - the Karlovy Vary clay sipping cups - in which we tried a few of the different available waters; what more can we say, besides they kept us warm on really cold and wet days.
We also took a tour of the ...
... in jewelry whether diamonds, coral or garnet, look no further. I'm writing this at 3.21am as I can't sleep being over-excited at the prospect of a return to scootering. I'd given up on my Xootr push scooter as being too dangerous but walking is becoming very painful, especially as I now am suffering with shin splints. My last wipeout when I broke my hand convinced me that the best place for the Xootr was in storage. But in ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed