Travel Blogs from Karlovy Vary
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 ...
... time exploring claustrophobic mines where children were employed, cutting away at the rock in these small caves at a rate of 1cm per day! In the evening we had another tasty Czech dish, Bramborak (potato pancakes). After dinner we walked to the nearest town where we met some locals at the pub. 18 crowns for a pint of beer ($NZ1.06). Tom who spoke German made a new best friend and exchanged addresses with a friendly local ...
... 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.