That old Cesky Krumlov

Trip Start Jun 24, 2010
Trip End Oct 25, 2010

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This tiny town lives just a few hours outside of Prague and is a really sweet place. When we arrived it was raining and a bit cold. Our hostel was really cool, it is like a big cabin house on the edge of the town with loads of beds piled in on different levels, a family room downstairs near reception where you could watch dvds and a little kitchen where we could all cook and hang out. We had 4 nights there due to busabout being so heavily booked on the buses out of there, so we made the most of it.
When we arrived our mate Andy was already there, ready to show Bern and I the town centre, which lasted all of maybe 1 hour? To warm ourselves up we decided to go and buy some vodka and mixers and just hang out in the courtyard of the hostel and catch up on the week we were in different places. Andy being Andy, it didn't take long for the drinking games to start. Come 7pm we were all spastic and singing songs, playing games, tricking people with secret games. We had a big group of us all keen to check out Cesky Krumlov's nightlife, so the crowd headed off. We went to a bar called 'Travellers' where we met up with Andy's Irish friends and the night just went from boozy to feral. One of the Irish guys got totally naked and danced on a strip pole, there was awful dancing, I was lifted to the top of the pole so I could slide down, I was a ragdoll to the people we were with being thrown over shoulders and the likes. I even fell over and hurt my arse REALLY bad.. I am a trashbag. Can't handle my piss.... that's the Coughlan blood line! Anyway it was mayhem, and it only got worse. As we were walking home, the boys grabbed some A-frame signs from the street and I ended up sitting on top of them waving like the queen as I was carried through the street by Chris and Rick. We made it all the way to a bridge in town and those boys decided they wanted to swim and when they got down there they found signs to surf on - sounded like a great idea at the time! They boys went into the water and we egged them on from a distance, having a good laugh, we even hid their clothes, then out of nowhere 2 cop cars come racing down the street and pull up with their lights blazing!! We were spun out, had no idea what was going on! They cops got out and demanded our passports, and since Bern and I were the only ones who had them on us, we had to hand them over (thinking we were doing the right thing) and it turned out it was all a bit of a bribe. They wanted us to pay them 500 czechs EACH (which is 25 euros or so) and we refused, we had done NOTHING wrong. It was the boys who were the ones reported for the signs and for being in their undies in the street. As the boys stood their shivering in their undies, soaking wet, clothes still hidden, another cop car comes flying out of nowhere and the guy comes out with a tazer and started threatening us with it!!! Bern and I handed over all we had - 250 czechs each, so they only got 500 in total which was bad enough we thought. SCUM BAGS!! Tick it off... arrested in Cesky.
After that mammoth night, we started day 2 with breakfast and plenty of water to perk up only to hit up the river rafting boat cruise that all travellers do when they come to Cesky. About 6 people fit into each raft, 4 oarsmen and we had a pack of about 6 rafts full floating down the river. The idea is that you row down the river, stopping at all these little riverside bars along the way until you reach the end of the river. This day had such a build up, it was supposed to be epic. It probably would have been if we didn't get on the bevs so hard the night before! My beers went down verrrry slowly, but everyone else was getting right into it. Our mate Andy was the captain of his ship with all these 18 year old girls getting rowdy. These 2 in particular finished a 1lt bottle of wine in one stop... destined for disaster.. to cut a long story short, Bern and I bailed on the boys in our boat coz they started getyting crazy, jumping in and out of the boat in the cold rainy weather, trying to drag us down with them!! We bailed and found a new boat to travel in and when everyone boozed on at the very last pub, we beat the crowd to the showers at the hostel and got warm and clean. Glad we did, coz our mate Andy ended up commandeering the showers with 3 chicks, and 2 other blokes for an orgy!! It was craaazy. He was the man that night... haha go Andy you old dog.

Day 3 we went horseriding in the hinterland which was really pretty. The downside was that the pooooor horses had SO many flies all over their face, they were clearly distressed and itchy the whole time. I tried to shoo as many as I could for my horse, Liza, but she was helpless. She kept walking me into trees and bushes in order to get the flies off when tghe leaves brushed her face, yet the whole time I am trying not to scrape my legs on tree trunks and stuff. She whacked me in the head at least 3 times with a branch flicking back at me. I'm sure that was the highlight of her day.
We spent the rest of the afternoon doing absolutely nothing, and it was fan-tas-tic. It feels like you get so few lazy days whilst travelling, it was the perfect place to recharge the batteries. One of the guys who worked at the hostel, Jarred from Newcastle took us to this cool vegetarian restaurant in town which was such a treat. Veggies are so hard to get on the road sometimes!

Day 4 - nothing special to report. We were still recharging those batteries, so we walked to the castle in town which was just concrete or something, but they had painted on bricks, so it was really tacky. Weird. We ended back at the vego restaurant again that night, just to make sure we were well nourished!

Tick off Cesky Krumlov....
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Dad on

WOW, what else can I say. Pace yourself on the booze, better to remember all of the proceedings not just the highlights Darling xxx Love you.

ben on

hahaha, arrested nearly anyway, what an awsome time

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