Hotel U Simla
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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 ...
... into the lobby. We handed them our passports and a crew member escorted us to our room. Two minutes later we had our suitcases. Just like that! After unpacking we met in the lounge (yes, there's only one lounge on the boat!) with the other 136 passengers for a safety briefing. Upon entering the lounge we were given a glass of complimentary champagne, individually toasted by the captain, and each lady was handed a single long stem red rose. We ...
... a state of disrepair after neglect through the communist years and after a couple of fires, as well as providing insight into how it has become the site for one of the most popular volunteer opportunities in Europe. We then did four hours work which mainly consisted of throwing bricks and rocks down a hill to a road, clearing space so that they could begin to build an access road to another side of the castle. The castle ...
... 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.
... br> after the dam bank we followed logging roads, the level of snow sharply decreasing. The smell of fresh-cut coniferous wood in the air
At Eibenstock we spent a whole day at the Badegärten - the greatest Sauna wellness ever!
The pre-booked massages were not so good though.