Travel Blogs from Ostravice
... Well she saved me from most of the hurt. I've had this weird calm understanding about my life and what had happened to my sister and i. I just didn't feel the hurt that most think i should or would feel. But i will say this trip has been very eye opening for me. I discovered that i am part Polish and Austrian on my grandfathers side. I didn't think i had Polish roots. That was pretty incredible. I did find out that my great grandfather was an SS officer in the German ...
Its 3.41am. Our train is delayed at a place called Bohumin, somewhere near the border of Poland. The estimated delay has been increased from 14 minutes to 60 minutes. Sleep isn't really a realistic option, though there are people giving it a go, around me, sitting, slouched, lying on the floor, by my feet, in doorways and the corridor. Its hot. The train reeks of dry sweat, body odour, feet and general filth. ...
... a breath taking view of the city and distant mountains (the Jeseniky Mountains) awaited us.
On the way home we learned a popular children's rhyme: "Sláva nazdar výletu, nezmokli jsme, už jsme tu." It roughly translates to "It was a successful trip; we didn't get wet (or it didn't rain), we had fun, and we're already back!" I will be saying this rhyme about my time here in the Czech Republic all too soon.
... s house, an old post office, a pub, a church, barns and workshops. There are also stalls with crafts. We spent about 2 hours there and then continued to see a place called Pustevny and a statue to Radegast, the pagan god of Slavs in Eastern Moravia. On the way back to Liptal we drove through Slovakia for about 2 miles – we could add another country to our list but we did not really ...
... a clear day.
We had a huge "sheep-herder's" dinner together in the dining hall, followed by jet-fuel-like plum brandy, and a folkloric performance by a local group. There were 12 or more men and women dancers and singers dressed in the traditional costume of the local village, two violinists, a bass player and woman playing a large hammered dulcimer. They were such fun and put on a long, entertaining ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool