Travel Blogs from Karlovy Vary
... like the shops here have , from the jewellery to the amazing clocks ,
On sale one of these grandfather clocks covered in gold was on sale 50% off for €22000.
The he shops were quiet as the Russians haven't come on holiday .
Oh oh the beer the best ! Pilsner was invented here and is sooooo good . Good food David loved the pig shanks , the special Czech duck and dumpling . Me I am trying to keep to salad so I don't look like a dumpling .
I am writing this from my stateroom, finally on our river boat! Let me tell you how we got here.
We left Prague at 8:30 this morning. We rode about 2 hours on a bus to Karlovy Vary, a spa town in the Czech Republic. This town is known for it's mineral water and people often go there to rest and recover from illness. The water is said to have healing properties. There are beautiful lixury hotels and fancy restaurants and shops. Every shop had ...
... 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.