Trip Start May 10, 2013
41Trip End Jan 14, 2014
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I arrived around lunch time and checked in to Hostel 99. The hostel is small and cosy, and thankfully has single beds instead of bunks. And the hostel was supplying free beer to all guests that night, which they do every Wednesday. This was an unwanted blessing for me, as I was looking forward to a quiet night after a lot of partying in Prague
The next day was a very aimless and pleasant one. I wandered through the town and around its outskirts, stopped in some parks to listen to some Harry Potter on audiobook, popped inside the church, stopped for a coffee, and explored the palace gardens. In the evening, I went out for dinner with Joe, a traveller from Taiwan who I had just met at the hostel. We went to Rytirska Krcma Marketa, which was a warm, dimly lit Czech tavern. As soon as we entered we felt immediately out of place. All the tables were full of locals, dressed in traditional garments. Cue sound of record scratching, and everyone turning to stare at us. After we got over that shock, and realised it was just a group of friends dressing up to celebrate a birthday, we found a spare table, and sat down to a very nice Czech dinner of meat, meat, and more meat. Oh, we washed it down with some beer, too.
That was it for Cesky Krumlov; just a quick stop on my way further into Eastern Europe. Its a pleasant little town, with not much to do, and all the better for it. I was now ready to tackle Vienna.