Trip Start Jul 16, 2011
16Trip End Jul 31, 2011
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Upon arrival in Cesky Krumlov, we were able to drop our luggage off and grab some lunch before we met our guide and landlord, Jiri. Lunch was just across the cobbled street from our apartment. We had a nice outdoor table and the food was very good (as it has been throughout the trip so far). We continued to sample the local cuisine. Dad went for the Devil's Toast! Jiri met us after lunch to take us on a two-hour walking tour of the town. He did a great job of showing us the town and explaining some of its history. I think he's very glad to be free from Communist rule
After our tour, we got settled into our apartments, which were very nice. One had a great view of the castle. We headed out to explore the town a bit more. I think everyone bought something along the way. I wanted to try the local Czech drink (Becherovka) and since the group was with me, I purchased a bottle for us to enjoy later.
For dinner, we found a Rick Steves recommended restaurant that specialized in grilling steaks and fish over an open wood flame. This restaurant was great. The atmosphere was perfect. Half of the restaurant had no roof (open courtyard), and the other half was covered with a big wood fired grill on one side. The food was very good as well. Steve B. commented that his meal was perhaps the best meal he has had on any of the trips we have taken!
We then went back to our apartments to enjoy a shot (or two) of Becherovka. It is made from 13 herbs and has an alcohol content of 38%. The ladies thought it tasted like cloves. It actually went down smoothly. After a long day and a couple shots of that, I was falling asleep and was unable to complete this log last night.