Even MORE chilled :)

Trip Start May 12, 2012
Trip End Jun 03, 2012

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rolled onto floor for some yoga and gradually, gradually greeted our day. Huge breakfast room with such a crazy bunch of different people - people watching at it's best.
Tried to get into the Theatre but very nice lady (which is extremely rare here in CZ - most are absolutely rude!) said we couldn't but gave us a great brochure showing Klimt's curtain and explanation. It's been a Klimt kind of trip!
Decided to brave it and take our drinking cup (soon to be GB's Medicine cup @ Whistler) and try the mineral waters - 12 fountains in town, all different temperatures. YUCK sez Rich but is supposed to cure all ills so I tried a few shots - pretty hot and minerally and salty but heck, gotta do it. Lots of locals sitting chatting sipping their mineral waters. Off to get bus tickets - seems a young entrepreneur started these cheap Luxury buses between KV and Prague - which our hotel car driver told us about on the way up. About 1/10th of what we paid him!! so good balance :). Stopped in a few shops along the way - seems the other end of town has the "reasonable' shops - found shoes and a few fun things to share with the kids upon return/Xmas etc. Was fun to see them make Oplatky's too - thin thin wafer pancake-size cookies with all sorts of flavours in them. Another fun thing for Loon Lake.
Also picked up some Becherovka - in 1807 Josef Becher, a local apothecary started to sell a stomach liqueur made from his own original recipe. Still a secret recipe - mixture of 20 herbs and spices coming from exotic countries as well as the area around KV - called the "13th healing spring". supposed to be healing too. "Different" taste.
Secured tickets and started back - great pizza stop - love the European thin crusts.
and then the massages @ 4 - O MY goodness - Thai massages - even hurt at times but hurt GOOD!! 90 minutes of absolute bliss followed by steam bath and cold shower. Renewed and alive!!
Soon off to dinner then will taxi it to bus and back to Prague airport at noon tomorrow.
Sigh...want to stay and have more massages but time to return home..
stumbled upon this restaurant early today and the return was out of this world! Restaurant at Hotel Embassy - even Mike Douglas had eaten there! I had an amazing trout - Rich had Duck and then more duck as they put this huge pot beside him. Trout was the best I've tasted in forever. They presented the appetizers to choose from first - Parma ham, Gorgonzola cheese and melon - R had marinated salmon around asparagus - I don't know why it's so different here! and our favourite white - Gurner Vetliner - Austrian - perfect evening topped off with our neighbours wanting to chat - New Yorkers, he left Siberia at age 14 and she left Belarus at age 5 - bigger stories than us but had great conversations as he inhaled his "Wodka" and expressed that he was nervous of Whistler - exchanged emails and who knows - what fun to be escorted through New York by them and for us to escort them at Whistler. They have one daughter and she is a speech therapist - he is in Health Care business... Great fun.

Walked home in the rain - perfect ending to a great holiday.

.....and then the phone call from Rich's lawyer....the counter offer from That asshole company absolutely the most ridiculous thing we've ever heard - even their lawyer in Vancouver says "take it to court - we'll likely be given MORE than we've asked" because of this stoopid offer of theirs and their continued ill treatment...sigh...reality hits us in the face but it's all ok...
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Debsie on

Oh dear :( ... GEESH!! This legal stuff is a big (stressful game ..hang in)
Take care and safe travels back ... really enjoyed your travel log entries ... keep smiling!! Hugs and stuff, debs

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