Travel Blogs from Ostravice
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. ...
Let the touring begin!
Today we took charter busses to Ostrava, the "steel heart of the Czech Republic." It is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, and has been a center of industry since large deposits of black coal were discovered in 1763. One of the most well known consumer of that coal was Vitkovice, an iron and steelworks company. We toured some historical blast furnaces at Dolni oblast and ...
... 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 ...
It would take us 2 days to ride to Poland for our visit to Auschwitz and we had to ride through Slovakia. Zilina was chosen as the stopping spot.
The ride was not very inspiring! We found the part of Slovakia that we rode through to be highly industrialised with poor ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool