Cesky Krumlov

Trip Start Feb 08, 2006
Trip End Jul 19, 2006

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

We left Suzanne, Peter, Marlena, Nici and Mochee for a couple of days and after receiving detailed instructions about trains, etc. (which I promptly forgot on the kitchen table in Prague) we headed out into the Czech country side. Many of you have been to Krumlov and had suggested it to us, which is how we ended up here.

When we arrived at the train station I realized that we had no map or anything else and so we came up with a new rule (Peter's rule for Prague in reverse). Prague full of tourists but only on one street and so it's difficult to really see the city, so Peter told us that everytime we saw a tourist in Prague, to turn left. Onc eyou get off the avenue of tourists the rest of the city is empty. In Krumlov we took the opposite approach in order to fiund the heart of town. We figured every nackpacker on that train had a lonely planet guide with a map so we just followed them. Worked like a charm.

After walking around town and stopping a great tea house which gave us a taste of Egypt, we walked around until we found a hostel. We had to bags so we weren't tired or in any hurry. James became very good at asking the basics in Czech. "Do you have a room?" "How much for a triple?" etc. We had discovered once again that many, many people in Europe do NOT speak English. But we found a really great hostel that was inexpensive and very friendly. The best one yet.

And then it snowed... Of course since the weath erhad been warming and we were moving south we'd left many of our warmest clothes in Prague. The town is beautiful in the snow and we actually enjoyed the excuse to just hang out and look at the snow on the river. It was great except for one adventure when I decided to jus tpop down to the groceystore and got lost in the suburbs with no one speaking English, in the snow... fill in the blanks. it was amusing in retrospect though.
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