Such a full day I had to wait to write about it!
Trip Start May 07, 2008
6Trip End May 14, 2008
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On my first night in Cesky Krumlov I met John and Emma in my room from Australia, each of them were traveling separately and both were great friendly people. We had good conversation while I settled in and Emma invited me out to listen to a Gypsy band that was playing but I was pretty tired so I declined and had a rest. Then by the time I was ready to do something small John was back and we went out exploring together.
He had already been there for a day so he was a great guide to the small town. This city is so magical at night, it has cobblestone streets and sidewalks throughout and wooden bridges over the river that winds through the city. From almost every point you can see breathtaking views of the Castle all lit up
First I got up bright and early and headed for tourist information to buy my ticket. I was glad I went early because I was the first person in line and two seconds after I arrived a line-up formed right behind me with everyone wanting to buy tickets to Prague. I got my ticket and was very relieved. Then I had a small breakfast and went to collect John.
We headed back to the town square were they called us a taxi to take us out into the hills surrounding the town to go HORSEBACK RIDING!!
RIVER CRAWL 2008 !!!
We went canoing! There is the amazing option to go canoing down the river from town. You head out in a two person canoe complete with waterproof barrel for your belongings by yourself and off you go. Your trip starts with a small version of Splash mountain as you head down a corridor built into the water fall in the river
We paddled for most of the journey, only taking time to float every so often. I knew that I was getting a lot of sun and was so thrilled to be in 22 degree sunny weather on the river. The last pub we got to I didn't want beer because I am not a huge beer drinker so I switched to rum
We then met up with Emma and her friend Eric in the bar for drinks (Tuzemák of course) and then out to dinner at a great vegetarian restaurant. You will be happy to know Sathiya there are lots of good vegetarian choices here, it seems to be quite a popular thing here and many backpackers I am staying with are veggies too. I don't know if this breaks my veggie streak but I ate some chips here on the river that were "Peperoni flavored". I czeched the ingredients and it appeared to be smoke and spices only so I think I am safe, and it didn't taste like meat LOL but it was the only food on the river.
Then back to the hostel were it was about 10pm now and we met up with Katie and Cassidy from Vancouver island. At Eric's recommendation (he is from Czech and lives in Prague) we were going out to the only Disco in town. I think we as the Aussie would put it "Rocked up" around 11:30 to the Disco (minus Eric LOL he just went to bed in the hostel and just didn't come back out). The disco was HILARIOUS!!!! I have never experienced anything like it in my entire life! Very hard to explain but we were the only tourists there and the music was all over the map with crazy videos on the wall and people dancing SO FUNNY and provocative on the dance floor. It felt like repression let loose and they were dancing for the first time. There was even a pole in front of the DJ booth that got lots of use (Yes I used it too LOL). I had so much fun dancing my brains out, I even had a dance off with a Czech guy and won! It was just a good time. The men were all over Cassidy that night, for some reason she was like a magnet for creepiness that night. It was all manageable until John, Emma, and I all got up to dance. That left Katie and Cassidy unprotected and SWOOP!! Drunk touchy guys on both sides of them, they had moved the purses to the middle of them and were starting to look freaked. John and I could see from the floor what happened right away so we started to dance like freaks pointing with our hands to the doorway. Cassidy gave a BIG NOD and it was operation flee the Disco
Did the night end?
Nope, we danced back to the Traveler's hostel for a final drink and then called it a night, but since John, Emma and I were in the same rooms, we stayed up laughing, and joking, and talking till sometime after 3 in the morning.
WOW this has been one long updated and I haven't even proofed it and I have to log off soon. I guess in closing the only other thing that has happened since that night and right now was a HORRIBLE bus ride back from Cesky Krumlov. In the morning I went to the bus stop and caught a Non-air-conditioned coach that packed people even standing in the isles for a 3 hour bus ride that took over 4 hours due to road accidents and construction backlogs. It was grueling and I was happy to arrive at "Sir Toby's Hostel" in Prague and crash on the bed. Nothing much happened yesterday except for that. I had a good Chick Pea and lentil supper downstairs in the Pub here and watch "Free English movie night" here. It was a Czech comedy with English subtitles. Very funny, very odd, and the ending just sucked, well lack of ending I guess. The story just stopped. But it was still fun laughing with everyone that came to watch.
Alright I am off now to explore for a few hours before my hair appointment and then off to Kylie tonight!
Love you all!