Travel Blogs from Karlovy Vary
... Vary is its strong Russian influence. It is a favorite tourist destination for people from Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet Union republics. Plus, many Russian businessmen opened their stores and other establishments here. The town even has a Russian village where street signs are bilingual. In fact the Russian presence can be seen on almost every main street in downtown Karlovy Vary, where even hair salons, post offices, hardware stores etc. have signs in four ...
... Am only to be awoken by Rob at 7 Am this morning as we had agreed to put the VW engine back into to car.
Of course things always look easy but the reality is that a five minute job can take an hour or more.
My things were already packed and the BMW motorcycle ready to go. The plan was to head for Norway but a check on the weather made me ditch that plan as I don't fancy riding to a city (Stavanger) where it is only ...
... a second lap, while I rode slowly back to the hotel. Glutton for punishment, that boy! After the bike ride, we walked up the hill next to our hotel to the Diana lookout, then strolled back through the beautiful forest to the Jeleni Skok lookout for cake and coffee. There is a funicular railway that goes from the Grand Hotel Pupp (a hotel that has featured in a couple of movies - Last Holiday, and Casino Royal) to the ...
... where the liquer was created in 1807, which was originally sold as a stomach medication until it gained popularity as an herbal alcoholic beverge for mixing or just for sipping on its own. Good for the stomach and for the soul!
After five wet and very chilly days, we were ready to bid farewell to Karlovy Vary and continue our journey through Czech. Now off to the town where pilsner beer was created; Plzen!
Instead of Sadov we have chosen a site within easy walking distance of Carlsbad. 'Site' perhaps creates an impression that we are in a grander place than the reality. True, there are toilets - in a shed but nevertheless clean and functional, and there is electricity but the only European socket available has been nabbed by one of the three Netherlands vans we have as neighbours. There is no view and wifi is 2€ on top of the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet